Prehistoric Living History

Australopithecus anamensis

Homo habilis

Australopithecus afarensis

Homo erectus

Australopithecus africanus

Homo sapiens neanderthalensis

I perform Stone Age Living History demonstrations at events, for different clients, such as heritage sites, museums, schools, universities, Young Archaeologist clubs and local history societies/clubs. This covers Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods.

 

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The main living history activity is traditional flintknapping, but this can include other demonstrations and services. I give talks about what life may have been like for our ancient ancesters and I also display artefacts, replicas, deer-skin dwelling, shamanism, portable sculptures (mobiliary art), food, tools and weapons of the period.

Reenactment

Reenactment is essentially performing a role in an event that may have occurred at an earlier time, especially battles.

Activities related to "reenactment" have a long history. In fact the Romans staged recreations of famous battles within their amphitheaters as a form of public spectacle.

Living History

Living History describes attempts to bring well researched history to life for the general public for educational purposes. Unlike reenactment, it does not necessarily aim to recreate a specific event in history. Instead Living history often involves demonstrating everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning, medical care, or particular skills and handicrafts.

Experimental Archaeology

Experimental archaeology use different methods, techniques and analyses to generate and test hypotheses, based upon archaeological source material. One of the main forms of experimental archaeology is the creation of copies of historical artefacts and structures using only historically accurate technologies (such as flintknapping).

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