Stone Age School Teaches Cave Art at Kents Cavern

May 7, 2015 / England, United Kingdom, Europe
Children with their bows and arrows constructed at Kents Caverns Stone Age School.

Children with their bows and arrows constructed at Kents Caverns Stone Age School. Photo via Kents Cavern

Children will learn how to make paint the Stone Age way, with rocks pigments for paint and a seashell their palette, during the next Stone Age School session at Kents Cavern.

Held every month since February as part of a new project called Firestone, Stone Age School aims to increase the education, community and outreach side of the Kents Cavern Foundation charity.

The two previous sessions saw students make leather pouches and bows and arrows for hunting and gathering, as well as bow-drills to try and make fire.

This session, held on May 16th, will have the children using ancient techniques to paint big rocks simulating a cave wall.

All children leave the sessions with what they have made and a badge confirming their new Stone Age skill.

Open for children aged 6 to 12, the two-hour sessions begin at 10:00am and 2:00pm. There are only spaces for 15 children available at each session and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the popularity, pre-booking is essential.

Single sessions are £5 per child however there is an annual pass, which guarantees a place on every session, for the discounted price of £35 per child.

Located in Devon, England, Kents Cavern has been used by Neanderthals and is home of the oldest early modern human bone found in Britain, a 42,000 year old jawbone on display at London’s Natural History Museum.

For more information, visit the Kents Caverns website or call 01803 215136.

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