13th August 2015: BBC Coast - Caves & Coves (Series 10 Episode 6)


Ancientcraft appeared on BBC's popular maritime series Coast in an episode called Caves and Coves. Presenter Nick Crane visited Jersey during 2014 and filmed a sequence with Beccy Scott at La Cotte à la Chèvre, before trying flintknapping with me and then spending a night in the cave.

First we discuss how flint was used, before I demonstrate the basic flintknapping technique. I show Nick how "stupidly simple" it is around 38 minutes into this last episode of series 10 ..............

(shame they spelt my name wrong)

Nick is keen to have a go himself to see if he can "cut it as a prehistoric flintknapper" .................

But quickly discovers how hard it is after breaking a flake in two .................

The axe I made for the butchery demonstration .................

It was also great to hear that Nick's favourite moment from the entire series was his night spend in La Cotte à la Chèvre on Jersey, following the flintknapping session with me earlier in the day.

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