“Investigation Life in the Ice Age” – a talk by Daryl Garton
6th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ice Age Journeys project, run by a community group since 2012, has been researching the archaeology of the Ice Age site between present-day Newark and Farndon since 2012. In 2018 we won Heritage Lottery Funding, with our partners at Bradgate Park (Leicestershire) and Creswell Crags (Nottinghamshire), to explore the idea of people moving into and through the region’s landscape as part of wider pattern of movement in search of key resources: meat for food, and bone/hides, wood and flint for tools.
These people left their flint and bone tools behind 14,000 years ago: their debris has become our archaeological sites. In 2019, we’ll be conducting craft workshops to investigate how these Ice Age toolkits were made and used. We’ll also be exploring how the people might have dressed, based on European sites, and be recreating costumes decorated with ochre and shells. This talk will give a good idea of the range of activities open to volunteers throughout 2019, based around Newark and also with our partners at Bradgate Park and Creswell Crags, both with visitor centres open to the public.