Palaeolithic

Palaeolithic-Mesolithic Festival

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Event
open for all
Organised by
Institut Vremeni (RU)
Country
Russia

On April 27 2019 Institut Vremeni and Moscow Ethnographic Society are holding a local festival at Voronezh dedicated to Western European Palaeolithic-Mesolithic everyday life. Voronezh is home to the famous Kostenki site. The festival is largely supported by the Kostenki Museum and welcomes everyone brave enough to face Stone Age. 

Javelin thrower – the forgotten weapon of Paleolithic

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Event
open for all
Country
Poland

This event is dedicated to a Paleolithic weapon – the javelin thrower - effective but very little-known in these days. Fortunately, there are still some enthusiasts of this ancient and almost forgotten weapon. You can meet them in Biskupin.

Two-day Flint Knapping Course with Witold Migal

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Event
open for all
Country
Ireland

Join lithic expert Witold Migal of the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw, Poland for a hands-on workshop. You will be able to find proper raw material for making stone tools and understand their use. Experience different knapping methods such as direct percussion with a hard and soft hammer and the basics of the punch and pressure technique.

Using the Whole Deer

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Event
open for all
Country
the Netherlands

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.

Bone Tool Making Workshop with Wulf Hein

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Event
open for all
Country
Germany

A bone tool-making Workshop with expert Wulf Hein will take place in September 2018 at the "Zeiteninsel" in Niederweimar-Argenstein. The participants will get to know the stone age techniques and will work with authentic tools and materials. Afterwards they can make their own arrowhead, a fishing hook or even a stone age figurine.
Course suitable for age 12+. 

Deer Skin Tanning with Theresa Kamper

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Event
open for all
Country
Denmark

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!