Mesolithic Amber Pendant workshop Sunday 26th June 2022 10am - 5pm
*MAXIMUM NUMBER FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS 6*
Join archaeologist Vanessa Bunton to learn about amber and its uses in prehistory. On this workshop you will choose and authentically work your own piece of amber, make natural fibre cordage to string your finished pendant with and take your finished necklace home with you.
Many prehistoric pendants have been found that are made of amber. The large drop-shaped pieces, that are most commonly found in Jutland, are especially showy. These have holes bored in them, so they can be worn on a string. However, it is not clear whether it was men or women who wore them, or perhaps both. Their purpose is also unclear. These golden pendants may have functioned as protective amulets, like other amulets from the Mesolithic period. Some of the amber jewellery is decorated with incised patterns, such as netting, or in a rare case stylised human figures.
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 & face mask*
Attendees must be over 16.
Please read our Covid19 / CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION before attending.