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.
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+.
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!
Prehistory is often neglected in history, because this period takes place before the beginning of history. We do not always know how people lived, what traditions and customs they had, what they believe or why. But many things we know, thanks to the objects and other debris they left behind. The Prehistoric Weekend shows how we think people lived.
That rabbits do not lay eggs is known to most. But who knows when and how the human came to the chicken? On Easter Monday, the story of chicken farming is told in individual stages. First, the NAMU Bielefeld clarifies about the fossil relatives of the chickens - the dinosaurs. The Bronze Age is about the first tame poultry in Europe, the guinea fowl.
I have recently submitted my PhD thesis in partnership with the University of Exeter and the University of Reading. My research investigates the evidence, use and performance of stone-tipped spear technologies among Neanderthal populations in the European Middle Palaeolithic.
For thousands of years, people have been making flint tools. The well-known flint knapper Markus Plesker has acquired some of the techniques with which the people of the Stone Age have processed flint stones and will gladly pass them on to those who are interested.
Free to attend. Fire always leaves its mark and a wealth of information behind. This conference aims to explore these events by bringing together ideas from across archaeological and anthropological sub-disciplines. Registration now extended until 31 March 2019.
Where: UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0PY, UK
The thirteenth edition of the Flint Knapping Symposium will take place this year. The practical annual conference in training and continuing education is dedicated to professionals in the field of flint knapping. The program will take place from May 29 to June 1, 2019 at the archeoParc in Val Senales valley, with work sessions planned as well as excursions to the surrounding area.