The Cutting Edge of Prehistoric Technology

Joey Pulone for The Chronicle

Students in an experimental-archaeology course at Washington College, in Maryland, learn how to skin a carcass with a stone blade from Tom Pitre, an avid local deer hunter and a friend of Bill Schindler, the professor.
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It is a gusty autumn day on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and two deer carcasses lie stretched on the lawn of a small farm, gutted and ready to be butchered.

Twelve students from an experimental-archaeology course at nearby Washington College crouch over...

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