Mesolithic Amber Pendants Saturday 17th July 10am -4pm
Mesolithic Amber Pendants
Led by archaeologist and heritage education specialist Dr Frankie Callaghan, this workshop explores prehistoric amber pendants - a craft dating back to the hunter-gatherers of Mesolithic Europe.
Workshop participants will be fully-guided through this experiential process; utilising prehistoric methods and materials to craft their pendants. These include; period-accurate raw materials, flint tools, pigments and cordage - all of which can be taken home at the end of the day.
Following an interactive discussion on the period; participants will get the opportunity to engage hands-on with the archaeology of the Mesolithic through our handling collection - including replica and authentic material culture based on finds from across Mesolithic Europe.
After a short break, Frankie will demonstrate the prehistoric technology and tools used to craft these amulet pendants to the group - after which participants will receive 1:1 guidance, as they begin to craft their own replica Mesolithic amber pendants.
The pendants made on this workshop are the particpants own to take home.
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Accommodation is not included but if required it is available within the local area, some suggestions can be found on our 'local accommodation' page - please arrange this yourself. Refreshments are provided on the day but not lunches. Please bring your own drinking vessel for hygiene reasons.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park.
*Please bring a packed lunch, own drinking vessel and face mask*.
Attendees must be over 16.