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Ancient Arts provide a range of replica/reconstructed artefacts & objects for teaching purposes for the Prehistoric,  Roman and Medieval periods.


“The collections you made are fantastic, they have made such a difference to the workshops I am doing with schools.  Some of the schools asked me to come back in, because there was so much for the children to see and handle that we ran out of time!”


Sarah Pevely, Community Archaeologist Denbighshire


Iron Age bronze reconstructions.


A collection of Medieval wood working tools displayed on an oak board.


Our artefacts and replicas are all based on actually archaeological finds and are all hand-made using authentic methods and ethically sourced materials.


Our Teaching Collections:


Resources for National Curriculum Key Stages 1 & 2: Teaching Collection


These collections brilliantly illustrate the changes in technologies and the natural materials used by our ancestors during the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.  They are designed to be handled by pupils to allow them to feel, smell and explore everyday objects from these periods in a very real and tangible way.


Each set collection comes with an account of how the objects were made, what they were made from, how they were used and how they relate to each other.


Option 1:


A Palaeolithic wooden digging stick


A Prehistoric miner’s lamp made from clay with a moss wick


Fragments of Prehistoric pottery


A selection of  Prehistoric stone blades and points


A flint blade knife fixed onto a wooden handle with natural glue made from bee’s wax and tree resin.  


A Bronze Age bronze axe head


Examples of natural cordage made from plant fibres and animal sinew set into a labelled wooden board.


Option 2:


A  Palaeolithic wooden digging stick


A Lower Palaeolithic  pebble chopper


A selection of Prehistoric stone points and blades


A Neolithic stone axe head knapped using stone and antler hammers.


Three bone needles with thread made from natural plant fibres


A flint blade knife fixed onto a wooden handle with natural glue made from bee’s wax and tree resin.  This item is secured onto an oak board.


Examples of natural cordage made from plant fibres and animal sinew set into a labelled wooden board.


A Prehistoric miner’s lamp


A bow drill kit consisting of a willow and leather bow, a bearing block and two drills (hazel with copper points).  Shale stone bead blanks for drilling and a sandstone block for shaping the beads once they are drilled.


A Bronze Age bronze axe head


One Iron Age reaping hook with wooden handle and iron blade secured onto an oak board.


A Prehistoric fire making kit consisting of a bow (of willow and leather), fire stick (hazel), bearing block, drill and tinder fungi.


The items in the each collection may not be identical to the ones shown.



For more details, prices and to discuss other options please contact David or Sue on 01492 650612 or admin@ancient-arts.org


We are happy to adapt and develop collections for specific needs and budgets.


In addition to this collection of artefacts we are happy to offer other options including items such as Prehistoric pottery quernstones and other copper, bronze or iron items as below.


A hafted bronze axe


A saddle quern


Individual replica items such as our bow drilling kit can now be purchased in our Ancient Shop!


A Neolithic Beaker pot or pot fragments.


We also make short educational films that show how objects from the past were made and use.  

Please check out our Youtube channel.


Ancient Arts Ltd reminds customers that these artefacts & collections should only be used in conjunction with the appropriate health & safety precautions at all time & Ancient Arts Ltd in no way accepts responsibility for their use or misuse.


In addition to our set collections we are happy to adapt the contents to your own specific needs, please do not hesitate to ask!


For more details, prices and to discuss other options please contact David or Sue on 01492 650612 or admin@ancient-arts.org


Late Prehistoric, Bronze/Iron Age Collection


Prehistoric miner’s lamp

Hafted miner’s stone hammer

Wooden miner’s pick

Examples of natural cordage (nettle, sinew, raw hide and flax)

Examples of natural rope (bramble and willow bark)

Examples of copper ore (malachite) and unrefined copper metal

A clay and dung mould for making a bronze object

A decorated flat axe wax forma

Bronze flange axe head

Saddle quern

Iron knife blade

Decorated glass beads

Flint blades

Copper awl and drill

Bow and pump drill with shale bead blanks

Iron Age coins

Iron reaping hook

Leather bag

Pottery spindle whorl and sheep’s wool



Early Prehistoric, Stone Age Collection


Wooden digging stick

Palaeolithic lamp

Mesolithic decorated pebble

Burin points  

Pebble chopper

Examples of natural cordage (nettle, sinew, raw hide and flax)

Examples of natural rope (bramble and willow bark)

Willow withy

Dis-coidal flint knife

Flint hand axe

Microlith blades

Flint blades hafted onto a wooden handle (composite knife)

Bone needle

Hafted stone hammer

Fire making set (bow, fire stick, fire block, kindling & instructions)

Flint blade hafted onto a wooden handle

Decorated and drilled shale necklace

Bow drilling set with shale bead blanks and sandstone grinding block

One whole Beaker pot

Hafted stone hammer


An Anglo-Saxon collection.


A pump drill.


A reconstructed Prehistoric lamp.


A bone fish hook.


A hafted flint adze.


A selection of Prehistoric pots


A flint blade with handle.


Bone harpoons and spear points.


Here are some examples of museum teaching collections we have made:


These brilliantly illustrate technological developments and the innovative use of the wide  range of materials that our ancestors utilised.  They are designed for handling so that visitors or students can get a true feeling of the past.


Handling/Teaching Collections for Museums and Higher Education Universities.


A Mesolithic decorated pebble..


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