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10,000 Years BC - Palaeolithic (Stone Age) prehistory workshops for schools, conferences, colleges, events, museums and media.


10,000 Years BC uses authentic-looking late Ice Age hunter-gatherer garments made from red deer skin, based on known evidence of Palaeolithic lifestyles, and Stone Age tools and techniques.

In our KS2 workshop sessions and other presentations we display quality replica prehistoric tools, weapons and artefacts of flint, bone, wood and antler for handling and discussion. Many of our artefacts are hafted to demonstrate their original appearance and function - they are not lifeless lumps of stone locked away behind glass. We are firm believers in putting the past in your hands.

To find out how 10,000 Years BC can assist you with the understanding of our early Stone Age prehistory, please check our What We Do page.


Due to increasing demand it is necessary to book our KS2 workshops at least one school term in advance. The 2017-18 school year is almost fully booked, and 2018-19 bookings are well underway.


Spear thrower
Palaeolithic garments
Handling Collection
Cave Bear Skeleton
Projectiles
Decorated
Spear thrower

Red deer skin
clothing for
the late
Ice Age

A selection of replica artefacts from our handling collection
Model Cave Bear
skeleton
Spear, Harpoon
& Dart

 


PRIMARY TEACHERS: Need some help with the Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age element of KS2 History?

Our KS2 Archaeology & Prehistory workshops have run in over 70 different primary schools and are well established around Cheshire and Greater Manchester. We have also been been working in Stockport, Wirral, Merseyside, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, and the West and East Midlands. As well as working in schools we have run conference sessions on The Stone Age for teachers and other heritage educators, specifically with SCHP at the British Museum, and with The Historical Association at their annual conference and their Midlands and Northern History forums. We have an active role in teacher training and curriculum design in the NW region and beyond.

We visit you and work with your class in your classroom - no coaches to organise or school trip paperwork to complete! You won't even need to book the school hall. We are a husband and wife team, both qualified teachers with extensive Primary and Secondary teaching experience. We know how to work effectively in the familiar surroundings of a classroom with children, teachers, and learning support staff, and within the spirit of the latest National Curriculum. We provide participating schools with preparation notes before the workshop, a unique site licenced multimedia Prehistory resource pack after each session, and can offer practical advice on how to follow up our visit to the children's best advantage.

See What We Do for more details about how we can help you to kick start your KS2 History curriculum.

 

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Palaeofacts: Did you know that the Palaeolithic (or 'Old' Stone Age), starting with the first known use of stone tools over 3 million years ago and coinciding with the Pleistocene Ice Ages, accounts for 99.6% of our tool-using past? Whilst other enactors and museums may offer prehistory workshops from the Neolithic or later, we go right back to our lengthy hunter-gatherer heritage. This forms the ideal pre-agricultural starting point for a KS2 History curriculum that requires children to understand the changes that occurred between the Stone Age and Iron Age.

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