Friday, 7 February 2014

Ashmolean Museum Session Next Tuesday - Lower Palaeolithic Stone Tools

Photo Credit: BBC
Thank you to everybody who was able to make it to the Pitt Rivers museum session Wednesday! Even though it was a cold and rainy day (much like last week), we were inside this time and so managed to stay dry. A pub stop afterwards for some more cordage training was fun too. Stay tuned for pictures.

Next Tuesday (11 February) will be our first object handling and discussion session at the Ashmolean Museum with Alison Roberts. We will be looking at a broad overview of Lower Palaeolithic stone tool technology, discussing the material used and the manufacture methods.  If you are a beginner to handling lithics, this is a good introduction. And for people who are more familiar with lithic collections, it is a great opportunity to share your knowledge with others. 

We will be meeting on Tuesday before 2:00pm at the Ashmolean Museum side entrance on St Giles Street. The session will take 2 hours, but we have the room booked for a bit longer if you want to discuss things further.

*It is important to arrive early - if you arrive after we have gone up to the room at 2:00pm, you won't be able to come in. I recommend getting there at least 10 minutes early so you don't miss out.

Please RSVP if you are planning to come, by emailing - there is a maximum number of people allowed in the room, so the first 6 people to RSVP will be able to go. After that I will put you on a waiting list, and let you know if a place becomes available.

I hope you are looking forward to seeing some of the Ashmolean's great Palaeolithic collections!

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