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How did they put the wooden piles into the loch (UK)?

They sharpened the bottom end of the pile to a point using axes. They tied a cross piece of timber and attached it near the top. A person on either side of this cross piece could then twist back and forth to drive the pile into the bed of the loch.

Grass ropes, the human rope-making machine

ELPEL, T. J., "Grass ropes, the human rope-making machine", Bulletin of Primitive Technology, vol. 42, Utah, Society of Primitive Technology, pp. 57-59, 10/2011.

A Very Old Adventure

BOUCHERAT, T., "A Very Old Adventure", Bulletin of Primitive Technology, vol. 2009, issue 38, Utah, Society of Primitive Technology, pp. 85-86, 2009.

Tropical Cord, String and Rope

BROWN, R. C., "Tropical Cord, String and Rope", Bulletin of Primitive Technology, vol. 2009, issue 38, Utah, Society of Primitive Technology, pp. 17-18, 2009.

Ramie fiber strings and ropes

CARTER, C., "Ramie fiber strings and ropes", Bulletin of Primitive Technology, vol. 2009, issue 37, Utah, Society of Primitive Technology, pp. 84-86, 2009.

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