Foraging from the Carcass - Saturday 5TH JANUARY 2019
Harvesting Meat, Bone & Tendon from the Kill (Deer)
Held at Grimes Graves, 4000, year old Neolithic flint mines.
This primitive skills 1-day course is an excellent opportunity to teaching you what is available from an animal's carcass other than just the meat and has been described as "A real stone age awakening".
The hunter gatherers of the past would have recognised that a hunted animal could provide a vast range of possibilities beyond the feast that it provided.
During the course, you will learn how to butcher a deer, cook the meat over an open fire and enjoy these delicacies for lunch. Then with the aid of flint tools such as scrapers and burins, you will create artifacts that were used during the stone age. Some typical items are shown in the picture below. There is also the option of tanning a small section of hide if you choose.
The course brings this period to life in a most valuable and resourceful way, as you begin to not only understand the time taken to produce small and effective life essentials, but it helps us to value how the whole animal can be consumed and honoured for the life that has been taken.
This course is available for £80 per person for a 1day experience where you have a truly memorable experience and make some new friends during your time with us.
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Each day begins at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm
Location. Grimes Graves - Ancient Neolithic Flint Mine