Filed under Mesolithic

Skin Deep: Prehistoric Beauty

Skin Deep: Prehistoric Beauty

Would you like to be as beautiful as someone who died thousands of years ago? I thought so! How do you define your look? Do you know where your style of tattoo originated? Would you REALLY have that haircut (if you lived in the distant past)? This year Guerilla Archaeology invites you into our prehistoric … Continue reading

Making Antler Rings

Making Antler Rings

We had the most fantastic time at Glastonbury with our small and handpicked team.  We were lucky enough to be adopted by GreenCrafts, run by Nic and Marie Piper, and got the chance to showcase some of the craft skills we have been learning. What started as a bit of a mad idea – that … Continue reading

The Mind in the Cave

The Mind in the Cave

We kicked off our spring season at the Barbican and Wellcome Wonder Street Fair at the  British Festival of Neuroscience London (7th – 10th April) with ‘The Mind in the Cave’. This is a dynamic, hands on (but eyes off) activity – conceived by the artist Paul Evans – that allows participants of all ages to engage with the … Continue reading

Shamanic Shoppers

Last week the team of Guerilla Archaeologists took shamanism to the shoppers! As part of the Made in Roath project we set up our activities and information in the Queens Arcade shopping centre in Cardiff much to the surprise of the passerby’s who experienced archaeology when they least expected it. Young shoppers enjoyed making antler … Continue reading

Making Antler Head-dresses

Making Antler Head-dresses

We decided to make some antler head-dresses like those based on the ones found at the site of Star Carr, an early Mesolithic site. We explore a general background to these in an earlier post about Mesolithic shamanism. In this post, we will explore in more detail these head dresses, fashioned from the skulls and attached … Continue reading

Wild thing – you make my heart sing

Wild thing – you make my heart sing

Guerilla Archaeology had a grand old time at Wilderness giving formal talks and informal classroom sessions.  Many people answered the call to the wild and explored their shamanic side, left hand prints and checked out the effect of geology and climate on their internal chemistry.  See all the images here on Flickr. We are busy re-packing our Shamanic … Continue reading

Going Wild at Wilderness this weekend

Going Wild at Wilderness this weekend

Guerilla Archaeology will be performing at the Secret Forum, Wilderness Festival at 20.25 Friday 7th August. Come and listen to us as we draw on thousands of years of experience to bring out the beast in you and breathe new life into Shamanic ideals. British Shamans have been with us since the earliest times and … Continue reading

Mesolithic Shamanism?

Mesolithic Shamanism?

Star Carr is a seasonal Mesolithic site situated in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire, England. Early Mesolithic activities dating back about 10,700 years can be found here. The site was originally excavated during the early 50s, with excavations led by Manchester and York Universities continuing to today. In this post I will explore the evidence found … Continue reading