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.
Taphonomy of use-wear traces and residues on stone tools: issues and perspectives
Taphonomy and stone tool residues: understanding processes of deposition, removal and decay (in English), by By Dries Cnuts, TraceoLab / Prehistory Liège Université
Treewright is a modern translation of the Old English treowwyrhta. The treewright's job was to manage and convert wood into timber, through splitting, hewing and dressing the raw logs using wooden wedges and a variety of specialist axes.
Food, that magic word. Today it's so easy to get it, just visit the nearest supermarket or restaurant. But how did people eat earlier? What did all the living in the prehistoric and the Middle Ages mean? Tradespoeple from far distant counties go back thousands of years to the Krumpenowe Krupka Village - this time to hold the Pasta past. Come with them to taste their history!