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In this series of 11 short films Experimental Archaeologists, Oxford University Lecturers and Bushcraft specialists demonstrate a range of Stone Age crafts, skills and technologies as well as art and music. Each 5 minute film can be used in the classroom to focus on a particular technology. For further information and more Prehistory resources for teachers visit: www.ashmolean.org/education/learningresources

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In this series of 11 short films Experimental Archaeologists, Oxford University Lecturers and Bushcraft specialists demonstrate a range of Stone Age crafts, skills and technologies as well as art and music. Each 5 minute film can be used in the classroom to focus on a particular technology. For further information and more Prehistory resources for teachers visit: www.ashmolean.org/education/learningresources

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    Stone Age Technology

    Stone Age Technology

    Klint Janulis and Iain Morley introduce the series of films Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 1 min
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    Flint Knapping

    Flint Knapping

    William Mills demonstrates flint knapping; the process of creating flint tools

    • 5 min
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    Stone tools

    Stone tools

    William Mills shows the range of stone tools early humans created for different purposes

    • 3 min
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    Braiding and Cordage

    Braiding and Cordage

    Using stinging nettles to make strong string

    • 5 min
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    Fire Lighting Ancient and Modern

    Fire Lighting Ancient and Modern

    Manse Ahmad talks about the importance of fire and talks about the how ingenious early humans were in creating fire, something that is so easy for us to do today.

    • 2 min
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    Fire starting using a bow drill

    Fire starting using a bow drill

    Manse Ahmad demonstrates fire starting using friction and pressure

    • 6 min

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