Our Ancestors Weren’t Stupid: Neolithic Tar

(image linked from Gizmodo article)

A new tag! I keep coming across stuff like this, where we find out that yes, ancient technology was done for very good reasons, and that no, we’re not necessarily more clever today than we used to be. Whether it be hinging movement and stance for fighting, thin faced round shields for viking combat . . . or a nifty way of extracting tar.


A cool article about how 200,000 years ago, it was perfectly possible to do cool stuff.

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