Pioneers of Rossendale – talk and workshop on the early flint industry of the Valley.
Join local expert Stephen Poole as you journey back over 10,000 BC into the history of Rossendale in his fascinating talk about early Mesolithic industries, in particular the Star Carr type. Evidence of this early settlement has been found on Heald Moor between Bacap and Burnley. The Whitaker has a wide collection of flint which will be on display for the talk.
Saturday 29th January 2022
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
£5.00 talk only.
£25.00 talk and workshop.
Suitable for age 14+
Talk starts 11am until 12.30pm, workshop starts 1.30pm until 4pm.
Following the talk, join Dr John Piprani and his students from Manchester University making cordage, flint drills and then shale beads, based upon the missing examples identified by Stephen, and the famous Star Carr beads and pendant.
There will be a chance at the end of the session for a discussion about the talk and workshop.
Talk starts 11am until 12.30pm, Workshop starts 1.30pm until 4pm.
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