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Hohokam Pottery (Part 2)

Back in late 2018 I published a blog article introducing readers to Hohokam ceramics. Hohokam pottery vessels are some of the most amazing works of art across the American Southwest. Known for their complex design elements, vivid colors, and unique iconography... (more...)

Making the Sinew Backed Bow

When prehistoric peoples crossed the Bering Strait they discovered lands very rich in resources. Water was plentiful, vegetation was diverse, and wild game moved more slowly and yielded heavy amounts of meat. Some of the first people that crossed the... (more...)

Hohokam Jewelry

When archaeologists analyze the prehistoric Hohokam of the Phoenix valley we truly see a high culture society that was highly organized and built monumental structures. In Hohokam archaeology we are finding more evidence of a ranking system with the... (more...)

Making Traditional Arrows

by Jeff Martin Past cultures and their means of making bows and arrows have always been an interest of mine. As a young boy, I remember visiting museums throughout the West with my Grandmother. I had a deep fascination towards the Native American way... (more...)

How to Make an Atlatl and Dart

In spring of 2015 we decided to make an Atlatl and Dart set using modern, and traditional tools. The end result was a very deadly, yet functional prehistoric hunting tool. For additional videos and content subscribe to Primitive Lifeways on YouTube.    Read More →