Meet The Flintstones at The Dock Museum 2017

We will be at the Dock Museum on Sunday 19th March 2017. between 11:00-4:00pm.

We will have our Meet The Flintstones set up with the following:

Meet Bruach: – The Palaeolithic Hunter-Gatherer

In this session Bruach will discuss climate change at the end of the ice age, which created rising sea levels turning what we now call Britain into an island. He will also discuss the animals living in Britain at the time, hunting techniques and flint tools. He will display fishing nets and will demonstrate some net making.

Activities can include:

  • Fire Lighting
  • Throwing Arrows /Scotch Arrows
  • Net Making

Meet Etive: – The Neolithic Farmer

Etive will discuss the relatively new concept of farming, discussing how we moved away from nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyles to become settled farmers. Belief systems changes in this period from animal worship to celestial and ancestral worship. She will look at this development of beliefs through cave art and sandpit play. We will look at some brand new technology in Neolithic farming – quern stones to process wheat into flour.

Activities can include:

  • Cave Art & Storytelling
  • Wheat Grinding

Meet Teallach: One of the Beaker People

In this session Teallach will discuss the migration of the Beaker people who brought with them to Britain, their Bronze tools and their iconic beakers. He will also discuss henges, long barrows, stone circles, and megaliths. With a stone axe to display, Teallach will also talk about the Langdale axe factory from Neolithic Britain.

Activities can include:

  • Make your own clay beaker
  • Sandpit Stone Circles
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