DAN ROSENSTRAUCH/Staff

'Ancient ways,' but not-so-ancient humans

James Davis, 8, of Walnut Creek, above, gives it his best using the "atlatl," a centuries-old tool used to help aid in throwing darts and other projectiles, as part of last Saturday's Ancient Ways Festival 2014 at the Sugarloaf Open Space in Walnut Creek. It was one of a series of activities, games and competitions involving various forms of "primitive technology." Below, Chloe Walsh, 11, of Walnut Creek, rubs a stick hard with her hands to try and start a fire during the Fire by Friction demonstration.

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Chloe Walsh, 11, of Walnut Creek, rubs a stick hard with her hands to try and start a fire during the Fire by Friction demonstration during the competitive
Chloe Walsh, 11, of Walnut Creek, rubs a stick hard with her hands to try and start a fire during the Fire by Friction demonstration during the competitive primitive technology contest games and activities at the Sugarloaf Open Space in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)


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