Ancestral Beginnings – one day course

Ancestral Beginnings is a one day course is a perfect introduction into the Stone Age, looking at some of the core skills used by our ancestors.

Ancestral beginnings - bone hooks

What you will be doing:

Fire – Our ancestors relied deeply on fire for survival and general living. Learn how to make a spark with iron pyrites and create fire with spark and fungus. Work together as a group and experiment with making fire using a group bow drill kit.

Fire management – Lighting a fire is only half the skill. Keeping the fire maintained properly in all weathers (wet AND windy) is equally as important. Learn how to efficiently tend your fire, understand more about using the various woods as fuels and leave no trace.

Food – Our ancestors relied heavily on fish as a source of protein. Prepare a meal with fresh fish (vegetarian and vegan meal options available). Learn to gut and prepare the fish and cook on planks around the fire.

Crafts –Crafting was an essential part of our ancestors life both for enjoyment as well as for making practical tools. Learn how to make a primitive fishing kit. Make bone and wood gorge hooks, twist nettle and bramble fibers into cordage for fishing line and create a simple hedgerow foraging basket to store it all in.

We will be using both primitive and modern methods and tools throughout.

Ancestral Beginnings - fire lighting

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Please select a course date from the list below

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April 17th 2021 – Shropshire

June 12th 2021 – Shropshire

July 3rd 2021 – Oxfordshire

Please call us on 07527 265 330 to book your place

Duration 1 Day
Cost £95.00
Course size 18 participants maximum
Course times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Suitability 18 years and above
Location Oxfordshire and Shropshire
Catering Please bring a packed lunch