“Primitive skills refers to prehistoric handicrafts and pre-industrial technology. Primitive skills are those skills that relate to living off the land, often using handcrafted tools made from naturally gathered materials. Examples of primitive skills include: gathering and foraging native plants and animals for food, skinning and preparing game, basketry and pot making, constructing shelters, fire making, and useful plant identification.
Interest in primitive skills has coincided with a resurgence in interest in natural and self-sufficient living techniques. In North America, primitive skills enthusiasts often emulate Native-American traditional crafts. In Europe, primitive skills enthusiasts often practice traditional Bronze and Iron Age art forms”.