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www.museumoflondon.org.uk/prehistory-resources What was life like for people living in the Stone Age? Watch how an axehead is made through a process called flint knapping and learn from our young curators, who introduce you to the different periods of the Stone Age by examining artefacts.
[2012 05 12] Tips & tricks - Glimpses into Le Grand-Pressigny museum of prehistory, during a quick trip to a famous flint country. [[[ update june 2014 : don't miss http://youtu.be/qLPkKWRRjTA ("Challenges of the Past - Experimental Archaeology in Lejre" - by user "TheDanishFlinthead") particularly around 3:48 and around 4;50 for short demos by Jacques Pelegrin : producing large blades and using a giant primitive pressure flaker ]]] I tried for a while to find in the fields some real prehistoric tools... but didn't stumble upon anything. So, I went to admire the famous large flint blades in Le Grand-Pressigny museum of prehistory. I videotaped part of the video shown in the museum, but maybe an official full version is already somewhere on the web. [update 2015 07 21 : on chann...
Flint Ridge (part of the Appalachian Foothills) was once mined by Native Americans (starting over 10,000 years ago) for prized rainbow-colored flint. It was used for weapons, tools and ceremonial objects. Today you can visit the ancient mining pits, as well as a museum, on a preserve (part of the Ohio History Connection) in Licking County. (Video recorded October 2014 and May 2015)
Watch a flint knapper make a Levallois core and flake, an innovative stone tool developed by the Neanderthals and early Homo sapiens. Find out about human tool-making capabilities and five key features that make us human: http://bit.ly/NHM-How-We-Became-Human-YT
A peak at some of the lithic artifacts displayed at the Danish National Museum.
On "My Car Story" we're in Flint MI on 6-27-15 at the Sloan Museum 43rd Annual Auto Fair. We're looking at a 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car. We’re talking with Jeremy Dimick, the Curator of Collections at The Sloan Longway Musuem. According to the details shared on the Sloan Museums website regarding the 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car: The XP-300 was the brainchild of Charles Chayne, GM’s vice president in charge of engineering. Its name is derived from the name “experimental” (XP) and the fact that it is powered by a 300+ hp supercharged V8 engine. Chayne reported that he attained a top speed of 140 miles per hour in the car. The exterior of the car is typical of the “long and low” style that many GM stylists promoted in the 1950s. Over 16 feet in length, the XP-300 has only 6 ½ inch...
Part of the Sloan Museum has turned into an 80's style arcade for the Videotopia exhibit.