[ExI] we stand on the shoulders of giants

deimtee deimtee at optusnet.com.au
Sat Jul 4 01:09:51 UTC 2009

>We stand on the shoulders of giants, and most of the time we don't even
>realize it.

Jumping straight to iron would be tough.  Assuming you can get a fire 
going, you would re-create
the same steps as prehistoric humans.  Stone first ("bang the rocks 
together guys"), copper, tin and
 bronze before iron. 
I think you would also throw in much more in the way of ceramics, if you 
can find some clay.
However, first thing is going to be investigating what resources you 
have. Some important things
to look for/investigate:
    Glue-like sap
    Fine clay
    Fibrous plants (for rope - very important)
    Flexible sticks (basket weaving)
    Types of wood  (hard/tough/springy/lightweight)

Does anybody know anything about tanning leather using natural resources?


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