APS Scrapbook

Informal Pictures from Around APS

And back in the Stone Age

What a fantastic day we had! Although it rained and was a bit chilly, the weather
made our Stone Age day feel very authentic! Talin, our guide invited us into his round house and we warmed ourselves around his fire pit. Talin showed us his tools and explained how he used each one.
Antlers and branches are particularly helpful! He showed us how to make oil lamps and
discussed why the oil lamps made cave paintings look like they were moving! As string making was a child’s job, Talin set us to work on this tricky task. We found out that Stone Age string was really strong especially as Talin lifted up one of our friends up into the air by just using stone age string! We also learned how to trap rabbits which again was a child’s job (whilst the adult men went off to hunt bigger animals of course!). We even learned that mammoth brains were really useful because if you rub them on the leather side of animal skins, it makes the skins much softer so they were more comfortable to wear!

Thank you 2B and our wonderful parent helpers for such a lovely day. Here are a few photos to share!

 

And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age
And back in the Stone Age