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Birch Bark Container Workshop with Dr James Dilley (adults)

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Creswell Crags Museum & Prehistoric Gorge

Crags Road

Creswell

S80 3LH

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Come and find out more about one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century and create your own birch bark container.

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Create your own birch bark container, like those found alongside Ötzi the Iceman in the Italian Alps in 1991.

Come and find out more about one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century and how bark and other plant fibres such as bast were used during prehistory to create equipment, clothing and structures. You’ll use stone tools to cut the bark into shape and drill holes for the lime bast threading.

Dr James Dilley is an archaeologist and craftsman who specialises in prehistoric technologies with over 18 years of experience. James has worked with museums and heritage centres around the UK such as The British Museum and Stonehenge and alongside media companies such as the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic.

Friday 6th August 2021, 10 am - 4 pm

Please arrive at the Creswell Crags car park by 9.45 at the latest.

Please note, this workshop is for ages 15+ and is not suitable for children.

This event will allow for social distancing between participants. Please note that we will be monitoring government guidelines for COVID-19 safety and will advise if there are further rules which must be followed.

Except in adverse weather, this event will take place outside: please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions. We recommend comfortable, practical clothes and sturdy boots/shoes.

All materials and tools will be provided.

Lunch will not be provided, but Creswell Crags does have a café. All purchases support the charity. If you do not want to use the café, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

There is car parking at Creswell Crags and all participants will be given a parking pass so you do not have to pay for parking.

Please note that attending the workshop does not give you access to Creswell Crags' caves. If you wish to go on a cave tour, you must book that separately via the Creswell Crags website. There will not be time during the day of the workshop.

All participants will be allowed to look at the on site museum of prehistoric artefacts free of charge (usual ticket price £3 per adult).

IMPORTANT: Please do not travel to Creswell Crags if you or someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19. If you do have symptoms, please call us to let us know and to discuss refund options.

Tickets to this workshop are non-refundable, except in extenuating circumstances. If you are seeking a refund, please contact us on 01909 720378.

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Creswell Crags Museum & Prehistoric Gorge

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United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Award-winning museum, stunning limestone gorge. Home to the only Ice Age rock art in Britain, Ice Age artefacts, and the world-famous Witch Marks. Creswell Crags is one of the most important and protected sites in the UK it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Site of Special Scientific Interest. 

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