Mesolithic Bone Harpoon Points Sunday 18th July 2021 10am - 4pm
Mesolithic Bone Harpoon Points
The hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic were expert hunters, supplementing their diets with a wide range of terrestrial and marine foods. In this workshop, prehistoric archaeologist and heritage educator Will Attard, will introduce you to an iconic Mesolithic tool - the bone harpoon point - and guide you in crafting your own replica using period-accurate methods and materials.
The workshop will begin with a tutorial and a question and answer session on the Mesolithic period; after which participants will explore the archaeology of the period hands-on, through our replica handling collection.
Demonstration and discussion of the prehistoric tools and techniques used to produce these bone points follows a short break - after which participants will receive 1:1 guidance from Will, from the beginning of the process through to the finished replica.
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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.