28 July 2021

Family-friendly festival fun: Experimental archaeology

Explore the exciting world of experimental archaeology in this family-friendly online session.

Discover how experimental archaeologists bring the past to life before taking a closer look at the intriguing case of Otzi the Iceman.

Otzi lay frozen in ice in a valley in the Alps for over 5,300 years before he was discovered in 1991. The objects found with him have been studied ever since and can tell us how he lived and died.  Recent experiments have looked at how Otzi the Iceman created fire but what did they prove?

Find out in this live session broadcast from local woods. This event is run by our friendly survival school specialist and experimental archaeologist Jonny Crockett. There’ll be plenty of time for questions from the audience.

This session is part of the Festival of Archaeology, the UK’s biggest celebration of archaeology.

Session leader:  Jonny Crockett established Survival School Ltd in 1997 to provide a place of learning for those who wanted to know more about bushcraft and wilderness. They currently run courses in Devon, Staffordshire, Scotland and overseas. Jonny is currently studying for a PHD in experimental archaeology with the University of Exeter.

How to take part

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 5pm on 27 July.

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining webinar. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly. It’s up to you whether you turn on your video but all guests will be muted once the talk begins. You are welcome to ask questions in the chat box throughout the talk.