Specialist Dr. James Dilley produces replicas from the European Stone Age and Bronze Age for private collections, museum displays, TV props and educational handling sessions. Ancient Craft prides itself on its historical accuracy, therefore each replica has been carefully researched and expertly reproduced based on archaeological evidence.
AncientCraft’s Stone Age Replicas (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic) are made using authentic tools such as beach cobble hammerstones and antler soft hammers. Years of research and handling of archaeological material has given James a detailed understanding of making replicas that closely emulate the originals.
"James was extremely knowledgeable and excellent working with the children. He set out a lovely display of furs and tools and talked to the children before they started knapping. He was extremely patient and the children all thoroughly enjoyed the session, everyone took away a knapped piece of flint which resembled a tool. Excellent value for money and would recommend him to other groups and schools."
BEXLEY YAC's BRANCH
Frequently asked questions
Are your replicas made to order or do you have stock?
How do I make an order?
Will the replicas be sharp?
Replicas can be made and left sharp. You need to let me know how the replicas will be used, if it is for a museum handling session I will need to blunt them.
Can I pay by card?
The AncientCraft shop can take card payments or payments via Paypal. For specialist enquiries, payment can be made via BACs or Paypal.
We need a replica that’s not available in the AncientCraft shop. Could you make a specific replica for us?
Almost definitely, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Are your replicas authentically made?
All the replicas made by James are authentically produced using tools, techniques and materials used by prehistoric people and are based on current archaeological evidence.