Chorlton Arts Festival

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May 11, 23

Workshop at the nursery on 20th May as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival. Learn to make your own prehistoric barb and tang arrowhead.
Organised by John Piprani – ‘My specialist knowledge areas are early European prehistory and experimental archaeology. Work wise I am the archaeology technician at the University of Manchester, and visiting lecturer on the early prehistory modules at the University of Chester’.

In this four hour session I will lead you through the use of stone, antler and copper tools to make your own prehistoric arrowhead. Rather than flint (which would have been used in prehistoric times) we will be following historically recorded aboriginal methods and use glass, which is freely available here in Manchester and actually easier to work than stone. By the end of the session, you will have produced your own prehistoric ‘barb and tang’ arrowhead and also found out that ‘primitive technology’ is actually quite a skilled practice! All tools provided and I will guide you through the complete process.

There are also £10 concession tickets available, contact me directly to book these. Please bring a clean, empty, flat bottomed bottle, which you will use to make your arrowhead.

Tickets from Eventbrite.