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Neanderthal Knowledge Focus for SUU Convocation

Published: November 03, 2008 | Category: Special Events

Survival skills instructor Kyle Chamberlain will present the bonus Convocation “Kickin’ It Old School: Stone Age Survival Skills in the Modern World” as a part of SUU's FASSST Week events on Thursday, November 6, at 2 p.m. in the Sharwan Smith Center Theater.

As with all SUU Convocations, this presentation is free and open to the public.

Embrace your inner Neanderthal. "Kickin' It Old School" is a discussion of man’s oldest skills and their place in today’s society. Ancient practices like foraging for food, starting fire with sticks, chipping stone blades and tanning hides are alive and well in the age of the iPod.

Kyle Chamberlain is a survival skills teacher and an amateur ethnobotanist from Eastern Washington State, specializing in the technologies and subsistence of hunter/gatherers and early man. He is an instructor at the annual Rabbitstick Rendezvous in Idaho, and currently works for a local wilderness therapy program.

If you're looking for insight into our past, information on disaster preparation or just want to get back to your roots, this is one interesting and entertaining presentation you won’t want to miss.

Interested individuals may also inquire about possible hands-on workshops and field excursions for later dates.

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