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Discs from the stone age (2017) (donsmaps.com)
12 points by diodorus 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments



- Hi Ngh, it's cold outside the cave may I sit by your fire?

- Sure Ugh, sit here

- Listen Ngh, what is it that you holding in your hand?

- Just a bone disk with a hole in it

- What is it for?

- Dunno

- Can I have it?

- No!

- I'll give you leather strap for it

- Okay

- (Ngh to himself) maybe I should make more disks

- (Ugh to himself) maybe I should make more leather straps


Ngh is in a strange mood.

Ngh has carved a Bear Roundel.


In an article posted yesterday that same one with a deer (eigth from top) has been hypothized as being a spinning toy:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16352109

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-toys-kids-archae...


Perhaps they would be used in a cord drill or pump drill? https://primitivetechnology.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/cord-dr...




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