Tools May Have Been First Money

My first entry using my new machine. Using a touch – screen computer has been an exercise in patience & controlling heaps of irritation. 🙂 That being said, this story is a very interesting little find. Although it may have been a sight more helpful if you were a DIY kind of person or were the village handy – man / tinker type of person. Early tech as a form of currency – I definitely think Bob Vila would approve. Makes me wonder what kind of currency humanity will have in about 200 – 300 – something years. Maybe barter will make a big – time comeback.

Ancient humans traded tools between tribes and they gained social significance.

Source: Tools May Have Been First Money

Oxford Researcher Recovers Jurassic Epoch Fossils with 3D Printing – 3D Printing Industry

Nothing says HAPPY THANKSGIVING quite like fossils in 3 – D recreations !
As a collector of ( smaller, MUCH SMALLER ) fossils & an adolescent ” rockhound ” nerdboy, this is something I could seriously get into.
As in ” Wow ! “, ” nerdgasm “, indulging my inner science geek – guy. Not quite ” Jurassic Park ” but we all know what happened there….. 🙂

I took the photo below a couple of years back & tinkered with it at the University of TN campus, Knoxville, TN, BTW.
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Altered photo of dinosaur cast.
Altered photo of dinosaur cast.

Source: Oxford Researcher Recovers Jurassic Epoch Fossils with 3D Printing – 3D Printing Industry