Making a Bronze Age arrowhead

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  • Date and time

    Saturday 29 February 2020 13:00 - 17:00
  • Price

    £25
  • Location

    Staircase House, 30/31 Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1ES
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Description

Archaeologist, Dr John Piprani will lead people through the process of making a barb and tang Bronze Age arrowhead.

The Bronze Age is when metals started to be used in Britain, however, tools such as arrowheads were still made from flint. You'll use the three key tools used in the Bronze Age for this process: hard stone hammer; soft antler hammer; and a copper pressure flaker.

At the end of the session everyone will have something approaching their own barb and tang arrowhead. We can then reflect upon the process and what it can tell us about people in the past. These events have been facilitated by the University of Manchester 'Creative Manchester' initiative. We aim to film part of this event.

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