We gathered our tribe, harvested food, explored new lands, developed housing, made babies, put those babies to work in the mines and forests, fed the babies raw materials when we ran out of food, regretted having babies because of the dwindling food and resources, and had a good time doing all of it. #stoneage
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Stone age glue
Watsonia corms, when injured, these corms exude a fluid which is akin to mastic. The purpose is to heal wounds on the corm, protect is from herbivores or from infection. From a kilogram of Watsonia corms i was able to.press this amount of woodglue-esque mastic from the corms. Hunter-gatherers used this glue to make very sophisticated composet stone tools. The mastic could have been used midicinally also, as mastic is used for dental hygiene, tooth fillers and simple chewing gum in the Mediteranian. What a phenominal plant, with so so so manu uses. ASTOUNDING if you just start scratching the surface of what stone-age life woud have been like with the resources we have around us in the Cape Floristic Region .