may, 2019

25may(may 25)9:30 am27(may 27)4:30 pmAncient Technology Coursewith Sarah Day

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25 (Saturday) 9:30 am - 27 (Monday) 4:30 pm

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Ancient Techonolgy Course with Sarah Day

With the expert skills of Sarah Day, you will be guided through the steps to make tools using a deer carcass. Using the complete lower leg section from a large red deer, each participant will be taught how to break down the sections into usable tools using flint tools.

Sarah has worked professionally as a bushcraft instructor for 11 years and in addition to this now works with Will Lord, taking ancient technology into schools as part of immersive and inspiring Prehistoric Experience days. Her main interests include foraging, flint knapping, medicinal uses of plants and working bone and antler into tools and other items.

The course will provide the following skills and components:

  • Hock – Which needs cleaning, drying and scraping free of connecting tissue
  • Tough leather – That is ideal for a knife sheath
  • Flint Scraper – You will gain a glimspe in to basic tanning as you produce and use a flint scraper
  • Tendons – This element of the course looks at how to separate the tendons and then ply them together using super strong tendon cordage
  • Bone – The bone will be scored and shaved using flint tools to produce either needles, awls, harpoons or fishing hooks
  • Hoof – You will learn how to make glue from the hoof

Each participant will receive one complete fresh lower leg section plus 1 complete separate leg in dried form

Class Size: 5 Maximum

Minimum Age: 16

Duration: 3 hrs

Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Sunday 9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Monday 9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm

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