Traditional technologies


African Central and South American North American

Australian Traditional Knowledge

Asian & Oceania


General

Article 8(j): Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices Introduction - from Convention on Biological Diversity

Indigenous fermented-food technologies for small-scale industries - from United Nations University

Global Dissemination of Indigenous Knowledge - discussion paper, from World Bank

Prehistoric Technology - from Michigan State University, including Flint Knapping

Native Web - resources for indigenous cultures around the world, with search engine

Culture, Astronomy and Society - from Science, Technology and Society, includes Stonehenge Sites, but there are also links for Aztec, Mayan and early Greek cosmology

Historical role of palms in human culture - a chapter from Tropical Palms, Non-wood forest products 10, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations


African

African Indigenous Knowledge Systems(AIK) - short articles from a wide range of scholars, Central Connecticut State University
http://members.aol.com/afsci/africana.htm

Indigenous Plant Genetic Resources of South Africa - from Purdue University, including medicinal and cultural use of indigenous plants
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1999/v4-160.html

Center For Indigenous Knowledge Systems - articles on a range of topics such as indigenous foods
http://www.cfiks.org/


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Central and South American

Geometry Step-by-Step From the Land of the Incas
http://agutie.homestead.com/

Mayan Weavers - from Institute for Economic Justice and Indigenous Technologies
http://members.efn.org/~iejit/

Maya Astronomy - from a site for amateur astronomers
http://www.astras-stargate.com/mayastro.htm

Mystery of the Maya - from Canadian Museum of Civilization
http://www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mminteng.html

Central America's Traditional Plant Medicine - from the Global Journal of Practical Ecotourism
http://www.planeta.com/planeta/98/0598central.html


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North American

Native Tech - Native American Technology and Art
http://www.nativetech.org/

Native American Crafts - from Sandy's World of Scouting
http://coy.ne.client2.attbi.com/FIRST_NATIONS-GS.html

Welcome to Indigenous Knowledge Systems - from the Alaska Native Knowledge Network
http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/iksgraph.html

Astronomy

StoneWheels as Analog Star Computers - from Native American Indian: Art, Culture, Education, History, Science
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/stars/starkno8.html

Beads and Beadwork

Beads and Beadwork - from Native American Indian: Art, Culture, Education, History, Science
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/beads/beadmenu.html

Basketry

Basketry - from Native American Indian: Art, Culture, Education, History, Science
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/basket/baskmenu.html

Weaving Life: A Native American basketry Site - Native American Technology and Art
http://www.nativetech.org/basketry/index.html

Utility Baskets for Traditional Daily Life - from Native American Indian: Art, Culture, Education, History, Science
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/basket/baskday.html

Basket Woven Hats and Footgear - from Native American Indian: Art, Culture, Education, History, Science
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/basket/bascloth.html

Buildings

Pre-contact housing types - from Native American Indian: Art, Culture, Education, History, Science
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/houses/housingmap.html

The Navajo Hooghan
http://www.hanksville.org/voyage/navajo/hooghan.php3

Ceramics

How Pueblo Pottery is Made - from Collector's Guide Online
http://www.collectorsguide.com/fa/fa024.shtml

Traditional Medicines

Traditional Herbal &Plant Knowledge, Identifications - from Native American Indian: Art, Culture, Education, History, Science
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/food/plants.html

Dyes

A LESSON TO DYE FOR: An Integrated Science-History-Art Unit On Plant Dyes - from The Bakken Museum
http://www.thebakken.org/education/SciMathMN/plant-dyes/dyes1.htm

A LESSON TO DYE FOR: An Integrated Science-History-Art Unit On Plant Dyes Part II - from The Bakken Museum
http://www.thebakken.org/education/SciMathMN/plant-dyes/dyes2.htm

 


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Australian aborigines

Ngadjonji Technology: Shelter, Weapons, Tools - from The Koori Centre, University of Sydney
http://www.koori.usyd.edu.au/ngadjonji/Food/tech.html

Aboriginal Plant Use and Technology - from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/education/pdfs/aborigainal_plant_use_and_technology.pdf

Traditional Botanical Knowledge - from University of Western Sydney
http://sites.uws.edu.au/vip/listerp/tbot.htm

Plundering the Plants - from ABC Online
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/stories/s701553.htm

Indigenous Garden Trail - from Parks Victoria
http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/resources/05_0347.pdf

Traditional uses of Australian native plants - bibliography of bush-foods and Aboriginal uses, prepared by the Library staff at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
http://www.anbg.gov.au/bibliography/bushfood.html

Introduction to aboriginal achievement: - from Indigenous Australia
http://www.frogandtoad.com.au/aboriginies/technology.html

Aboriginal technology - a Stage 3 Integrated Unit from Board of Studies
http://www.bosnsw-k6.nsw.edu.au/linkages/IntegratedUnits/aboriginal/tech_intro.html

Boomerangs - from Questacon
http://www.questacon.edu.au/html/aboriginal_technology.html

Authentic Australian Aboriginal Didgeridoo Supplies
http://www.didgeridoo.com/index.html

Food Technology: Ground Ovens
http://www.frogandtoad.com.au/aboriginies/food1.html

Traditional Indigenous Knowledge - from University of Western Sydney
http://sites.uws.edu.au/vip/listerp/tek.htm

Mining by Aborigines - Australia's first miners - MinFact from NSW Department of Mineral Resources
http://www.minerals.nsw.gov.au/minfacts/84.htm

Late Australians - a pdf file from Australian National University
http://arts.anu.edu.au/arcworld/resources/papers/ph/Chap-19.pdf

Lake Condah

Lake Condah: Historic artefacts relating to the land's association with the Kerrup-jmara people - from Walkabout Australian Travel Guide
http://www.walkabout.com.au/locations/VICLakeCondah.shtml


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Asian & Oceania

Home-Grown Homes: Can Bamboo's Promise be Fulfilled? - from Hawai'i Island Journal
http://www.hawaiiislandjournal.com/stories/1b03c.html

The World of Bamboo - from Tradewinds Bamboo Nursery
http://www.bamboodirect.com/bamboo/info/world.html

Bamboo - Bamboo Architecture and Construction with Oscar Hidalgo - from Natural Building Colloquim
http://www.networkearth.org/naturalbuilding/bamboo.html

Uses of Bamboo - from Environmental Bamboo Foundation
http://www.kauai.net/bambooweb/bambooa2z.html

Bamboo Cooking Utensils - from Today's Kitchen
http://www.taylorandng.com/wstore/shop.cgi?page=/bamboo.html&cart_id=

Bamboo Pens - from About.com
http://painting.about.com/library/blbamboopens.htm?iam=dpile&terms=%2Bbamboo

How to Make a bamboo pen
http://members.aol.com/phyllosulcus/

Bamboo54 - catalogue of bamboo products
http://www.bamboo54.com/

Here's how to make a musical bamboo flute - from Blackwwods Home Magazine
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/kramer42.html

Making a Bamboo Flute - instructions in pdf
http://www.wycliffe.org/events/music/FluteNotes.pdf

Handout for using the Flute - in pdf from Wycliffe Bible Translators
http://www.wycliffe.org/events/music/Handout.pdf

Taro: the Life of the Islands - a ThinkQuest
http://library.thinkquest.org/J003103/

Table 2: Uses of trees and palms in the Polillo Islands - in the Phillipine Sea
http://mampam.50megs.com/polillo/2001/Treeusetable.htm



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