Macro-scale changes in technologies are part of theoretical frameworks and broad comparative approaches. The contention is the same approach might be applicable to ways of thinking about the obtaining and storing of craft materials from plants and animals throughout the yearly cycle. Societies harvesting seasonal food resources also have to contend with seasonal craft resources. The period boundaries of the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age offer broad changes in the nature of perishable material culture which are worth exploring further. Processes and technologies as well as finished products are social markers. Tools, equipment and containers are used and created in social ways. Hunter-gatherer lifestyles persisted alongside and in close proximity to farming subsistence practices. The take-up of these elements of agriculture system of farming was undoubtedly something that varied region to region. Associations with animals where men are doing most of the risky hunting tasks are strongly gendered activity that may carry through the associated craft activities from those remains.