Who are we and where do we come from? Timeless questions we have all asked. The timeline of mankind and the important developments that make us who we are will be explored in this workshop.
From being hunter gathers, to early farming communities, ancient technology and coming of the age of metal – the sequence of events that makes us who we are today.
The workshop leaders are all trained bush-craft leaders with an understanding of how ancient technology works and is still used by some societies around the world, even today.
The session consists of group investigation where your students will explore numerous informative displays, artefacts and get hands-on experience of ancient technology and skills, interspersed with interactive discussions on the following sub-topics:-
PALAEOLITHIC AND MESOLITHIC PERIOD.
Early humans – focusing on Heidelberg man, Neanderthals and early Homo sapiens – why did Homo sapiens sapiens come out on top?
How they lived and what animals they hunted
Gender divisions in work in the hunter gatherer societies
What is cave art all about?
Development of Stone tools
Early farmers and settlements – the biggest change in human history
The beginning of an organised society
The age of stone monuments and what were they for?
Burial and belief
The age of metal – an important technological development
Beliefs and burials
Early hill forts and the start of the “celtic” way of life
What is a hill fort?
Why did people live on them?
Why did this way of life end?
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N.B. The order and content of workshops may vary dependant on suitability of individual school’s facilities, timetables and any health and safety concerns, and will be at the discretion of the workshop leader. Not all workshops are available in some areas.