Flintknapping at Tatton Park, Tatton Park, Saturday, 19. October 2019

Discover the art of the oldest craft in the world: Flintknapping. How did our earliest ancestors make tools to survive through the Stone Age? Find out with experimental archaeologist James Dilley who will guide you through the process of making your flint tools to take home at the end. The oldest flint tools found in Britain date to around 1 million years ago, the latest around 3000 years ago so you will have the chance to try your hand at a process used for 99.7% of human presence in Britain! The aim of the day will be for attendees to go home with a variety of different stone tools they have made, new flintknapping skills and a new appreciation for prehistoric technology.
James is currently at the University of Southampton studying prehistoric projectile and spear technology. He frequently appears on TV such as on BBC Coast, Time Team and Invasion with Dr. Sam Willis (to be broadcast in early December). You can see some of James's work on display at Stonehenge at in the British Museum's new Sir Joseph Hotung gallery. Guidance will be on-hand at all times.
This event must be pre-booked and includes park entry admission on the day of the workshop. This is intended for adults and children aged 14 and above.
FAQs
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This event is intended for adultd and children aged 14 and above.
How do I find the event?
Please arrive at Rostherne or Knutsford Gate and present your ticket confirmation to guarantee free access to the parkland. Follow signs to the Old Hall car park and walk down to the building. James will be there to meet you when you arrive. For more information about getting to Tatton Park, please visit our website:
What do I need for the event?
Please dress for the weather and ensure you have strong footwear. The Old Hall is an unheated building, so sufficient layers for warmth is essential. We will provide access to hot drinks during the day, but would ask that participants bring a packed lunch. 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any queries about the event, please contact us at tattoneducation@ or on 01625 374428.
What's the refund policy?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on tickets purchased, but are able to transfer your booking to another event. We require written notification of your cancellation to tattoneducation@ and we will contact you in due course to discuss an event transfer.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring your printed ticket to guarantee free entry to the event. Should you have any issues in accessing the correct paperwork, please contact us prior to the event at tattoneducation@ or on 01625 374428.

Saturday, 19. October 2019, Tatton Park, Flintknapping at Tatton Park

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