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Mostly ‘armless

Hello folks! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Sadly my apprenticeship is on hold for the foreseeable future as I was knocked off my motorbike by a lorry driver and spent most of the summer in hospital. Most of the damage is healing nicely but unfortunately I have lost the use of my (dominant) left […]

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Basic but beautiful!

Scrapers often get a bum rap from archaeologists for being intensely boring – probably a result of the fact that you can’t dig a prehistoric site in most of Europe without practically falling over the things. I have a huge fondness for the little blighters though, because as a novice knapper, scrapers are where it’s […]

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If I had a hammer

‘In short, intelligence, considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools to make tools’ – Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution …and who doesn’t enjoy a bit of ego-stroking from influential French philosophers? I was pondering where to start this series (beyond the obvious introduction post a […]

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Introducing the Primtechmobile!

Sadly it was recently time to retire Arthur, my trusty green Landrover Discovery, so I’d like to introduce the new Primtechmobile – Freddie the L200 Browning SE! The Browning is a collaboration between the Firs Garage in Oxfordshire and Browning, and is perfect for hauling all my flint and tools around muddy fields without getting […]

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That Was The Week That Was

What a week! One of the best things about this line of work is getting to travel all over the country meeting people, from field-leading academic researchers at prestigious universities to front line heritage staff, passionate about their site. I’m certainly clocking up the miles: Bristol on the 24th May Derbyshire over the Bank Holiday […]

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  • RT : ‘In contrast [to the social brain theory], we found that the human brain size could evolve with a combination of ecological and social challenges, where ecological challenges are the drivers of brain expansion’ ,
  • Book a prehistory and flint knapping workshop day for your event this summer For more information please visit or call 07964318436,
  • Made t'uther day. Nice Rainbow Obsidian point sunbathing. A little disappointed with the photos as they didn't pick up the lovely green and turquoise flashes as I tilted it in the sunlight. Beautiful material this Dragon Glass ;-),
  • Summer is finally here. Is your museum thinking of organising an event? Why not book flint knapping and arrow making demonstrations. For more information please visit or call 07964318436,
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