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|At Ancient Arts we provide a range of services based around years of experience in reconstructional & experimental archaeology.|
|Our aim is to always provide a friendly, professional & flexible service.|
"Ancient Arts are a committed team determined to bring our most ancient past to life. They are perceptive about client needs and flexible in working to a specific brief whether that is an exhibition, an event or a research project."
Jill Cook, Head of Prehistory
|Firing up a reconstructed Bronze Age furnace!|
|The British Museum|
Our Events are designed to allow people to see, handle & 'have a go at' prehistoric skills. Giving them a real, alive sense of their past.
|We have a 'hands on' artefact and reconstructed tools collection which we encourage people to handle and use & trained staff to chat about the artefacts and answer any questions.|
|Holyhead Maritime Festival 2003.|
|We also have a series of specially designed activities, which allow the public to have a go at prehistoric skills such as making and decorating prehistoric pots (click on Activities for further details). The activities and length of the workshops can be arranged to suit the needs of the individual client.|
|A flint knapping demonstration.|
These demonstrations are ideal for attracting visitors to heritage events or as promotional activities.
For more information on our Events please click here.
|A stone knapping demonstration for Forest Schools.|
|Courses||Hand drilling using a flint point.|
|Ancient Arts provide experiential learning courses for businesses who want to develop their staff's potential & for individuals or groups who discovery & use their own innate potential through fun & fascinating insights into our shared past. For more information on these adventures please click here or on the Courses icon.|
|Using a spear thrower and a newly made spear tipped with flint microliths.|
|Making a hammerstone!|
|We undertake projects in experimental & reconstructional archaeology. This work includes designing prehistoric buildings for museums or heritage sites. We have recently designed a prehistoric village in North Wales which is to be used as an open air museum and resource centre. For more information on this project please click here or on our Projects icon.|
|Excavating a Prehistoric, wooden trough used for boiling water.|
|Reconstructed artefacts & replicas|
We can provide replica prehistoric artefacts and reconstructed prehistoric tools for museums and universities to form part of their teaching collections.
Our reconstructed artefacts & tools have also been used in museum interpretation displays. In 2005 we produced items for New Permanent Gallery of Oriel Ynys Mon.
We are happy to make stone, bronze, iron or composite reconstructions. They can be made from scaled drawings or photographs. Please use click here for more information of use our Artefact icon.
|A selection of replica prehistoric bronze axes and a dagger.|
|Advice & Media|
We have provided on screen reconstruction activities and off screen advice and guidance on reconstruction techniques and reconstructing individual artefacts for a number of TV programmes and interpretation designers. Please take a look at our clients list.
|Filming an interview for the BBC's Meet the Ancestors.|
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