Bronze Age Archers wrist guard - 2nd June 2019 10-2pm
If you were wealthy or socially special person in the early Bronze Age, you probably owned an archery set that included an archer's bracers or wrist guard. They were made from (usually) rectangular pieces of fine grained stone and drilled with flint. These artefacts are most commonly found in the graves of people who would have lived at the same time Stonehenge was in its final phases. Make your own bracer from slate using early tools and techniques and mount it on leather whilst we consider exactly what these enigmatic objects may have represented to the people who used them.
This workshop is led by historical crafts people and heritage educators Sally Pointer and Gareth Risborough. Both are highly experienced and well-respected in the world of crafts from the past, they frequently run workshops and demonstrations at Stonehenge!
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 their day but not lunches.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park *Please bring a packed lunch*. Attendees must be over 16.