Sapiens – Comprehensive Skills Guide

Skills are abilities that can be learnt by a sapien. Skills are required to perform their related actions, and they can be learnt from other sapiens or by investigating a specific object. Some skills cannot be performed by sapiens which are unable to perform heavy tasks (e.g. elderly sapiens).

List of All Skills

General Labour

General Labour includes hauling items, clearing grass and harvesting common resources like fruits from trees.

Basic Building

Basic Building includes the construction of beds, crafting/storage areas and placing other objects.

Wood Building

Wood Building includes the construction from wood, like door frames, window walls and walls.

  • Unlock: Investigate a Split Log.
  • Requires heavy lifting.

Thatch Building

Thatch Building includes the ability to make structures out of hay, reeds or branches.

  • Unlock: Investigate hay.
  • Requires heavy lifting.

Mud Brick Building

Mud Brick Building includes the ability to make structures out of mud bricks.

  • Unlock: Investigate a dry mud brick.
  • Requires heavy lifting.


Investigation includes the process of investigating a new thing to make breakthroughs to advance the tribe’s knowledge.

  • Some investigation tasks require heavy lifting.


Diplomacy includes the persuasion of wandering Sapiens to join your tribe.

Fire Lighting

Fire Lighting includes the lighting of fires, which provide warmth and cook food.

  • Unlock: Investigate a branch.

Rock Knapping

Rock Knapping includes the ability to create primitive rock tools and split larger rocks into smaller ones.

  • Unlock: Investigate a rock.

Flint Knapping

Flint Knapping includes the ability to create less primitive flint tools, which are longer lasting and better than their rock counterparts.

  • Unlock: Requires Rock Knapping, investigate flint.

Bone Carving

Bone Carving includes the ability to create musical instrumentals and sharp blades from bones.

  • Unlock: Requires Rock Knapping, investigate a bone.


Music includes the playing of music to lift the tribes’ spirit, increasing loyalty and happiness.

  • Unlock: Investigate any musical instrument (a flute, drum or a balafon).


Pottery includes the ability to create urns and pots.

  • Unlock: Requires Digging, investigate clay.


Spinning includes the ability to create Flax Twine and ropes from plant fibers.

  • Unlock: Investigate a dry piece of Flax to unlock.

Basic Hunting

Basic Hunting includes the ability to hunt and kill small animals by throwing simple projectiles.

  • Unlock: Order a sapien to hunt a Chicken.

Spear Hunting

Spear Hunting includes the ability to hunt and kill larger and faster animals than Basic Hunting, with the use of spears.

  • Unlock: Requires Tool Assembly and a spear, then order a sapien to hunt a Mammoth or Alpaca


Butchery includes the ability to harvest meat from the carcass of a dead animal.

  • Unlock: Requires Rock Knapping, then order for a sapien to butcher a dead animal.

Basic Cooking

Basic Cooking includes the ability to cook meat to provide more nutritional value.

  • Unlock: Requires Fire Lighting, then investigate any meat, pumpkin or beetroot.


Baking includes the process of needing flour into dough and creating a nutritious meal.

  • Unlock: Requires Pottery & Grinding, then investigate Bread Dough or Flour.

Tree Felling

Tree Felling includes the process of chopping down trees.

  • Unlock: Requires Rock Knapping and an axe, then just order for a tree to be cut down.

Wood Working

Wood Working includes the crafting of things made out of branches and logs.

  • Unlock: Requires Rock Knapping, then investigate a log.
  • Requires heavy lifting.

Tool Assembly

Tool Assembly includes the crafting of more complex tools by combining multiple components.

  • Unlock: Requires Spinning, then investigate one of the following:
    • Stone Spear Head
    • Flint Spear Head
    • Bone Spear Head
    • Stone Pickaxe Head
    • Flint Pickaxe Head
    • Stone Axe Head
    • Flint Axe Head
    • Branch
    • Flax Twine


Digging includes the clearing of soil, sands and clay.

  • Unlock: Requires Rock Knapping and a shovel.
  • Requires heavy lifting.


Mining includes the process of digging up valuable resources like rock.

  • Unlock: Requires Tool Assembly, then order a sapien to go mining.
  • Requires heavy lifting.


Planting includes the process of planting a seed or crow to harvest more.

  • Unlock: Requires Digging, investigate a seed.


Threshing includes the process of making grains ready to mill or cook.

  • Unlock: Requires Pottery, investigate wheat.
  • Requires heavy lifting.


Griding includes the process of crushing grains to make food out of them.

  • Unlock: Investigate Hulled Wheat
  • Requires heavy lifting.
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