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Published on: 4th August 2007
12th August 2007
This weekend the Alacrify board sped back in time to the Bronze Age, some 4500 years ago, at Kelmarsh Festival of History.
With 6 other friends we creating a "living history" Bronze Age settlement where we cooked foods eaten in the Bronze Age, fired pottery, made clothes and spent hours talking with the public about what we were up to.
Although the activities were informed by the scant evidence from Bronze Age archaeology, we were also engaged in experimental research to discover for ourselves some of the opportunities and limitations possibly experienced by our ancient ancestors living this way of life.
Highlights included the pot-firings and the meals that we cooked in Bill's pottery and on hot rocks by the fire; game stew and spit roast pork spring easily to mind. Honeyed pancakes were a real hit too. Getting away from the modern world was a great experience.