Beacons of the Past, in celebration of the Festival of Archaeology, and in collaboration with the National Trust, presents Pop-up Prehistory at Sharpenhoe Clappers!
With Kim Biddulph:
Meet an Iron Age woman with lots of chores that need doing. The flax needs spinning, new bone needles need to be made, the grain needs to be ground into flour and the cream churned into butter. If you come and help out, maybe she'll share her meal of bean and seed stew, wild yeast baked bread, freshly made cheese and herb-flavoured ale. You might even be welcomed into the Catuvellauni tribe with woad face paint!
How did ancient people make rope and string? From nettles and other plants! Come make a bracelet to take home from plants that might surprise you! Learn how ancient people made fire and try your hand at ancient skills.
Experience the magical transformation of the Metal Ages! Watch as ancient smelting techniques are used to turn copper ore from dull stone to shiny metal. Strike your own Celtic coin to take away.
We also have guided walks around the Ancient Hillfort led by National Trust rangers, ancient flint tool knapping, basket making, and much more!
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