Elimination of traditional skills

Other Names:
Vanishing artistic skills
Disappearing technology
Forgotten primitive crafts
Endangered craftsmanship
Unprofitable former skills
Low-paying skills
Disoriented traditional occupations
Unappreciated handicraft skill
Unnecessary craft skills
Unprofitable traditional skills

When Andean hammered gold objects were recently examined more closely by an archaeologist, the museum artefacts were found to be gilded with an incredibly thin layer of gold using a chemical technique that achieved the quality of modern electroplating. The distinctive forked-bow design of the open-ocean kayak used by Aleut Indians synthesizes extraordinary elements into a boat which defies the apparent speed and strength limits of such a craft. It is now influencing the shape of modern sport kayaks and racing yachts. It is still baffling how many ancient architectural monuments, such as the pyramids, were constructed; or how ancient peoples navigated across oceans using their knowledge of the currents and the feel of intermittent waves that bounce off distant islands.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST