Birch Bark Containers: 6th August
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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.