Welcome to Life in the Mesolithic!

Fun activities for young people about life in the Mesolithic period.

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Activity Day at King’s Manor, 21st July 2012

Our activity day at King’s Manor on Sat 21st July was a huge success!

We had over 200 parents and children visit us and they were treated to 6 exciting Mesolithic inspired activities. The feedback that we received was excellent and you can read the report on our Events page.

The activities that we were showcasing will be incorporated into an activity resource pack for teachers, parents and YAC Branches and will be ready to download from this webpage later in the year.

If you would like to know more about this project or want to join our mailing list please email Emily Hellewell via the Contact page.

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Life in the Mesolithic on the Radio!

Emily and Ben will be appearing on BBC Radio York this afternoon, to talk about all things Mesolithic and promote our activity day at King’s Manor on Saturday.

Tune in to BBC Radio York at 15:30 to listen and click onto our Events page to find out the details of the free children’s activity day this weekend.

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Festival of Ideas Event, Sat 23rd June

The Life in the Mesolithic team had a fantastic day on Saturday at the Humanities Research Centre Festival Fringe Event, as part of the Festival of Ideas.

We had a brilliant time with the young people, getting them to paint and make casts of their feet, helping them to make Mesolithic-inspired fish traps and demonstrating the effects of isostatic uplift to them, all whilst teaching them about what life was like in the Mesolithic.

Now we can’t wait to do it all again for our flagship Mesolithic activity day on the 21st July at King’s Manor in York. See our Events page for more details.

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A team of researchers from the University of York are working with the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) to create a pack of activity ideas, resources and useful information all about life in the Mesolithic.

We are currently developing the activities which will be the main part of our project. The resource pack will be available on here later in the year.

You can come and have a go at some of our activities on our activity day in York on 21st July 2012. Click on the Events link to find out more.
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