Dr. A. Brooke Persons | Anthropology
Understanding Global Trends in Human History: Paleoskills Workshop | Mini-Grant: $300
This grant funded a 2-hour Paleoskills Workshop highlighting indigenous technologies that independently appeared throughout human societies globally, including atlatl dart throwing, cordage, friction fire, slingshot, flint knapping, and a display of UTC archaeological collections. These activities highlighted traditional hunting and tool technologies, challenged preconceived gender roles by demonstrating tool technologies, and demonstrated resource utilization in traditional societies. Students also gained a greater understanding of both archaeological and historically documented indigenous cultures.