Tutor: Tristan Bareham, Ian Dunford
A week-long course giving you the opportunity to explore ancient crafts and technologies from a hands-on point of view. Based at the Iron Age Activity Centre at Michelham Priory, we cover pottery, wood working, textiles, building technologies, boat building and flint knapping.
This week-long course will give participants the opportunity to explore ancient crafts and technologies from a practical and hands-on point of view. The course will be based at the Iron Age Activity Centre at Michelham Priory.
The crafts and technologies covered will be:
- pottery - pot building, kiln building, pot firing
- textiles - weaving, spinning, dyeing
- wood working - early lathes, wood splitting, cleaving
- building technologies - timber work, thatching
- flint knapping
- boat building - making coracles
Students will explore aspects of these technologies by reconstructing them using carefully designed archaeological evidence based on material found in Bronze Age, Iron Age and Saxon excavations.
It is advisable to be equipped for all weather, so please wear suitable outdoor clothing (old clothes) and waterproof, strong walking shoes or boots. You should bring a waterproof jacket as well as UV barrier cream and a sun hat. You should bring plenty of water to drink and you may want to include a packed lunch. You will need a hard-backed notebook and a pencil.
Includes fieldwork: Grade 3 (refer to field trips)
Enrol directly with CCE. Complete the enrolment form and post it to us or T 01273 678527