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    Otzi challenge

    Hi Ede I'm just a wee bit jealous of your project :) Sounds awesome! I'm providing you a link to a geological article on the minerals local to the Peak District. Page 23 has a good amount about possible locations for pyrites though you might need to get landowners permissions to access...
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    My Mesolithic experience. Timecamp 2000

    I have a personal idea about the nature of the Mesolithic diet derived from stories in the Old Testament which was written about 6000BC, but which we know was based upon even earlier myths and oral traditions. For me, the Garden of Eden story is actually a mythologised history of the Mesolithic...
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    My Mesolithic experience. Timecamp 2000

    I think the Mesolithic can be defined as a period in which tool technology gradually became more specialised and more efficient and food procurement became more diversified due to a wider range of species and habitats opening up at the end of the glacial period. The new species of plant life...
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    My Mesolithic experience. Timecamp 2000

    @ Boatman It says on the Albersdorf website that they're reconstructing middle Neolithic lifestyles which will be focussed upon early farming techniques, pottery and housing from c.3000 BC. Is there a Mesolithic h-g project running too? I couldn't find anything on it.
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    My Mesolithic experience. Timecamp 2000

    I completely agree with you Wayland. In fact I'd be really interested to know what a modern hunter gatherer tribe had to say about European Mesolithic stone tools and other types of evidence if they were given the opportunity to handle and use them. I'm sure they'd notice things we would never...
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    Good ideas for stuff to make with children :)

    I have a couple of ideas for things to make with children: 1. A dreamcatcher made from natural materials. The dreamcatcher could be made from willow and twine and decorated with feathers, shells and wooden beads. It's a simple and quick form of net making with the most basic knot work and...
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    Teaching kids plant ID's

    Great ideas TallTom, thanks for those :)
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    Teaching kids plant ID's

    I'd like to teach my little one some useful plant id's, some edible and some medical. I thought it might be fun to do it with easy to remember short poems that say something about the look of the plant aswell as its use. I wondered if anyone knew perhaps of a book containing these types of...
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    My Mesolithic experience. Timecamp 2000

    I do have some photos, but they're not digitised, I'll try to pick a few good ones out and scan them at some point, but as a new member I'll have to wait I think before I can post them. I'm afraid I wasn't involved in making the bow drill, it was brought to the camp ready made. It was 15...
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    My Mesolithic experience. Timecamp 2000

    Following my introduction post a couple of folks have expressed interest in a project I took part in back in 2000, as part of the millenium celebrations, called Timecamp 2000, where a group of 12 volunteers signed up to recreate certain aspects of Mesolithic life for a week. It was a very...
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    Hi, look forward to meeting everyone :)

    Thanks everyone for a warm welcome :) Eragon 21- the BAR report was called 'Peopling the Mesolithic' and was written up by Rebekah Judah, I'm afraid I don't have Uni access to articles online anymore or I'd happily send you a copy of the article. Feel free to ask questions if you're...
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    Hi, look forward to meeting everyone :)

    Hi folks Thanks for letting me join what looks like a great community from what I've seen so far. I've really enjoyed looking at the photography threads, some beautiful pics there and I'm currently reading through the stuff aimed at kids as I have a mini bushcrafter that I hope to inspire...