Bamboo Tools?

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Bamboo Tools?

Post by Minimalist » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:26 am

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 101749.htm
cienceDaily (Apr. 13, 2011) — The long-held theory that early human ancestors in East Asia crafted their tools from bamboo and wood is much more complicated than originally conceived, according to a new study. Research until now has failed to address a fundamental question: Is it even possible to make complex bamboo tools with simple stone tools?
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Re: Bamboo Tools?

Post by dannan14 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:45 pm

Sharp enough to be used for torture, strong enough to build many things. Still, it seems like it would be a very limited medium.

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Re: Bamboo Tools?

Post by Minimalist » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:31 pm

Agreed but these people learned to adapt to their environment and if you have a pile of bamboo I guess you make use of it.

Besides, you can harden the point of a wooden spear by putting it in a fire. I wonder if that works with bamboo?


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