|Prehistoric Life & Ancient Technologies Course August 2013|
|The first day started with a stone (Graig Llwyd granite) knapping workshop and then we moved outside to construct composite tools using granite flakes/blades, natural glue and wooden handles.|
|The glue was made from bees wax and tree resin (applied when heated).|
A finished composite tool.
We also had a go at using flint blades to cut out bone and antler 'blanks' for pins.
Then it was time to make probably one of the most important technological development by humans - string and cordage. We experimented with different plant fibres notably willow bark and nettle.
Julie's collection of stone tools, composite tools and cordage - ready to survive the Stone Age!