Tablet weaving is an ancient weaving technique, in which the rotation of tablets, applied in the warp, creating the shed where the weft passes, produce the weave. Historically, it was applied to produce accessories for garment, like belts, or as decoration in garments itself. In this workshop you will be able to produce your own tablets and create patterns.
National Days of Archaeology
Two days of experimental archaeology with bronze casters and archaeologists to discover the know-how of the Bronze Age craftspeople from 3,500 years ago.
Bronze casting at night on Saturday around 22h
The "Zeiteninsel" invites you to come to Niederweimar-Argenstein and participate in a fantastic and colorful program! Various reenactors and archaeo-technicians will show a presentation of old crafts from the Mesolithic till the Germanic People of the first century. How did the stone age people hunt and what kind of equipment did they have? How did they produce bone and stone tools?
50 years since the discovery of our Bronze Age site! In 1968, during work on the southern outskirts of Hitzacker inconspicuous pottery shards came to light. They were the starting signal for intensive archaeological excavations. It quickly became clear: This was at that time the largest Bronze Age village of northeastern Lower Saxony, which existed here for over 1,500 years.
Historic crafts from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages are brought to life by specialists in the beautiful setting of the Open Air Museum Düppel in Berlin. Be it flint knapping techniques of the early hunter gatherers or traditional methods of tanning hides – there should be something for everyone. Activities for children invite to explore and all questions are welcome!
From all-purpose materials such as wood, bone, stone and fiber to the prehistoric luxury export hits such as amber, glass, salt and tin bronze - today we again present all results and experiences for the extraction and processing of these raw materials, by the experimental archaeologists we brought together from Europe over the past months; to wonder, learn and try out.
Separate the wheat from the chaff, grind it on the stone mill and bake it by the fire or in the oven - try yourself as a Stone Age cook and earn your own bread as in the Neolithic Age!
Copyright: Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen/G. Schöbel
From the sewing needle to the spearhead to the hatchet - bones and antler are important raw materials in the prehistory, to make vital tools but also pretty jewellery out of it. Learn and experiment with our Stone Age expert!
Copyright: Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen/A. Probst-Boehm