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Iron Age Ingenuity

Event date: 
Sunday, 30 April, 2017
Kind of Event: 
for Public

10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Artefact of the month - basket fragment

Ancient crafts and technologies are showcased at this extraordinary day featuring bronze-casting, basketry and many of the amazing skills learned and implemented by our ancient ancestors. Hands-on, enlightening and exciting – let our experts guide you through the Iron Age and all that makes it so special.

All day time events include museum exhibits, talks around a log-fire in the Crannog roundhouse, demonstrations and hands-on experience of ancient crafts and technologies.

Technology is perhaps thought of as a modern term but 2,500 years ago people living on Loch Tay were way ahead of the game in terms of innovation and technological know-how. Underwater discoveries have proven that the loch-dwellers were proficient at all sorts of skills we would think of as being ‘modern’ achievements. This exceptional event showcases some of their technological expertise and development.

Our second artefact for May is a delicate fragment of basketry, considered to be decorative as well as functional - perhaps part of a quiver for arrows?

Contact: 

Ms Barrie Andrian
The Scottish Crannog Centre
+ 44(0)1887 830583

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