We understand instinct by observing wild animals. They are born pre-programmed with textbooks of knowledge without having to use any cognitive reasoning to study and then imprint information unlike that of humans. The evolution of human innovations migrated away from our primitive brains thousands of years ago to that of cognitive reasoning leaving humanity with the burden of teaching, (informing), our young survival skills. We no longer inherit information. Yet, unlike animals, humans have the ability to create more efficient survival techniques that primitive brains lack. Over the millennia, climate change was extreme and those who lived in these environment were able to cope and survive. The innovations including farming, (vegetation and livestock), food storage, self defense, and medicine all were handed down by generations by example or by verbal training. Not by instinctive thought, but by intelligent cognitive reasoning that builds on past innovations that increase the power of creativity tenfold.
Survival Duty will cover many techniques to the art of pottery making for self sustainability. I am lucky to live near the birth place of pottery making in North America. About 40 miles East of Savannah Georgia, near the Savannah River, sits one of the oldest settlements in North America. The first Americans to invented ceramics for food storage. Continue reading Native American Pottery: What We Can Lean From the Master Potters?