Friday, 22 November 2013

Our New Prehistoric Bow Drilling Kit now for sale - an ideal Xmas Pressie!

Make your own shale necklaces or pendants using authentic Prehistoric technologies!

This kit consists of a willow bow with leather thong; one flint point drill; one copper point drill; a hazel top block; a hazel base block, sandstone for shaping and shale blanks.

Great for kids!  Illustrates a simple but ingenious technology and lets them make their own Prehistoric beads/pendants.

This hand-made Prehistoric Drill Kit can be yours for £58 (including postage & packaging & instructions) - Touch and feel the Past!

Planning permission for roundhouses through!!!

Excellent news through last night - we now have planning permission to start building the roundhouses Our application for overnight accommodation on the site is still pending, but soon elegant, giants from Prehistory will arise from the soggy earth to dominate the Conwy Valley as in times gone by! (Sits back and strokes large, fluffy white pussycat on knee and laughs maniacally!)

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Our adventures for 2014!

Here are the planting and landscaping plans we have for the field - Cae Richard - next to the Studio.  We are intending to build two Late Prehistoric roundhouses and two Medieval longhouses. 

Two roundhouses we designed and built for Llynnon Mill, Anglesey

We are hoping to do the landscaping over the Winter and start building the first roundhouse in the Spring. We will be looking for people to give us a hand, so if you are intereted in building a Prehistoric house or developing a permaculture/nature area keep watching!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Illuminating the Bronze Age

Today I'm writing up our work reconstructing a Bronze Age miner's lamp found at the Great Orme Mines.  Here's a sneak preview!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Inside an Ancient Arts roundhouse.
Today I will mostly be designing the planting for the field next to our Studio where we will be building the Prehistoric roundhouse next year. It will be based on permaculture principles and include a food forest, an unmanaged boggy area, edible hedges, coppicing area, hoogle (or hugel) beds and experimental crop growing area. Exciting stuff! Dave is preparing for filming demonstrations in prehistoric copper smelting and mining techniques for the BBC next week. The cat is sleeping.
The site of the roundhouse.