Novogenesis is a project begun with the intent to retrace and thorougly document the technological ladder mankind has climbed in the last 20,000 years through a series of participant-directed experiments. Knowledge and naturally occurring materials may flow into an experiment, but no tools. We will maintain a complete lineage of all the tools created, from the first items of clothing woven from green leaves and the rocks used as hammers, through to the end products (whatever they may be).