Does it not sound just interesting?
I would have LOVED to have taken part in something like this as a student in college.
Anthropology instructor Jeff Schiel held a Paleo Day activity Wednesday, to teach students an ancient style of cooking that was used centuries ago. This is an annual event for him; he likes to do it every year fall. This year he used rabbits, last year it was a goat.
The activity was held outside in front of the greenhouse on campus. Fortunately, the weather cooperated and it was "a perfect day" for cooking
For the assignment, students spent the day preparing rabbits to eat just like people would 3,000 years or more ago. That meant collecting wood to start a fire and starting the fire without using matches. A bow drill method was used to start the fire and while it did take awhile, the students did eventually get a fire going using only sticks.
Schiel then humanely dispatched the rabbits the students would be cooking, "just like they would in a butcher shop or family farm."
Students were also responsible for gathering the herbs they wanted to season the rabbits. With Schiel's knowledge of botany he knows what's edible, so he helped the students pick out the herbs.
The students came up with three different methods of cooking it, including a method similar to that used centuries ago to cook soups or stews. This method involves putting the items to be used to make the soup or stew into a hide, filled with water, and then putting rocks that were heated in the fire. In this case the students used a pot to cook the stew.
Along with the stew, the students also cooked the rabbit rotisserie style and on a BBQ grill that was lit with the fire that was started using only sticks.
They made sure to use every part of the rabbit, including the liver, which they used to make shish kabobs.
While some students had a hard time with the activity, not wanting to look at the rabbits; others enjoyed the hands-on experience it provided.