Paper Mill Hill

Posted on November 6, 2009

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Can anyone tell me where Paper Mill Hill in Peabody, MA is, specifically?  Is it on someone’s private property?  According to http://www.mindat.org/loc-33589.html it seems there is some chert (flint) to be found there.  The first challenge of making stone tools is to find the right rocks to work with!  If I can’t find a natural flint deposit, then I can try store-bought obsidian.  I think the man who’ll be helping me with flintknapping might have some flint to spare too.  We’ll see.

Tomorrow I’ll be harvesting dogbane and learning to make rope / cord from it!  I’m very excited.  I may also get some help with some other things tomorrow as well.  I will, obviously, let you know how it goes.

I’m not going to post much today, but I’ll let you know about a few of the topics I hope to post about soon (in no particular order):

  • Overview of the Paleolithic Age
  • Modern Indigenous Cultures – What Can / Can’t They Tell Us About Paleolithic Cultures
  • The Physics of Spear Throwing (in several parts)
  • Scales of Time (geologic time, astronomical time, etc…)
  • Paleolithic Fiction
  • Human Patterns of Subsistence
  • Speculations on the Origins of Fire and Cooking

…and of course, updates on my progress with the tasks.

Thank you for reading!

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