Theresa is an avid practitioner of traditional living skills and primitive technology of all kinds. An interest which came in part from growing up in the Rocky Mountains in the USA, where backpacking, hunting and fishing were part of the culture. She has followed this interest into the academic field of Experimental Archaeology in which she holds a PhD from the University of Exeter in the UK.
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
Before the advent of modern tanning agents, humans were turning raw skin into usable leather products using very basic techniques and materials. Learn to produce incredibly soft, strong and durable leather from raw animal skin using one of human kind’s earliest tanning technologies!
August is traditionally a harvesting month: ripened crops are gather in; grains are made into tasty foods and beverages and the Crannog farmers plough the soil.
Join us for the finale of our Summer of Science & Sorcery as we celebrate all things beer, bread and bees! Try homebrewed nettle beer, grinding wheat for flour, learn about early wheats, taste local honey mead, bake bread in our oven and over the fire, watch a beekeeping demonstration and try local beers.
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm
Prices: Adults £5.00, Children £2.50, Under 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day.
The European Textile Forum 2018 will take place from November 5 to November 11, at the Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology in Mayen, Germany. The Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology is the experimental archaeology research center of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM).
This one day workshop is aimed at both complete newcomers to the craft of basket weaving and also those who have a bit of experience and would like to improve their skills.
During the Workshop you can expect to make a small basket as well as covering the growing, harvesting, storing and preparation of the willows for working.
Course will cover the art of the bow-making and the use of bows in hunting and warfare. This is a practical hands-on course. Participants will learn to shape and form traditional bows, to make string from natural raw materials. At the end of the course, participants will leave with their very own bow.
(hand tools & materials included)