What is your opinion. Do you think many ancient people had eye injuries or blind making tools
I did see some fake point makers at the Texas State Fair they all had goggles and saftey glasses. and they had to work behind a plexiglass barrier to protect the small crowd watching What do you think?
So in the kind of society I assume they lived in. if a member of the clan or tribe was not able to help support the group would they take care of them as a liability. Or would they just cut there loss. What do we know about that?
I wouldn't call that a "goofy "question at all, it's good food for thought if it was not considered before.
I'm thinking !
Thought ONE, Better
safe than sorry is a very recent inovation, I personally have never seen a knapper with gogles especially on the scientific shows that are demonstrating to the kids the techniques of knapping.
That screen for the observers is surely an insurance
requirement. The ancients didn't have billion dollar
law suits [ they would just kill the offending party ]
Thought TWO, Eye damage must have occured but not very often to the same individual, there may have been
a couple named " Rabbit One Eye " in every group !
Thought THREE, "scientists " tell us that some flint
flakes are sharper than modern scalples. Everyone
must have had to deal with the hazard. How bout kids
running around the camp area barefoot. I'm really
surprised how FEW modern day diggers get hurt and they
would be at HIGH risk what with scratching and "fanning" soils [ ESPECIALLY screeners !]
I have never personally been knicked but I know of one
that has [ if a piece of flint has your name on it,
there is nothing you can do about it ! ]
Click front page right POD # 1 The second row of pics
UP from the bottom, on the left. Thats real BLOOD
from a flint cut.
FINAL thought [phew] A family liability could not have been long term, We're told absolute dead type
old age was 35 yrs [ /- ? ] so the sooner grandpa
one eye blew out the candles on his 30th birthday
cake the better !