19-27 August 2017

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19-27 August 2017
19-27 August 2016

Event Details

Food and Eating in Irish Prehistory

Event Details

What did people eat in the Bronze and Iron Ages in Ireland? Experience how archaeologists reconstruct life in ancient Ireland from pollen and animal bone analysis to butter making.

Primary Category: Family Fun

Find out how archaeologists investigate life in prehistoric Ireland through the study of pollen grains, the analysis of animal bones and cereal remains recovered from archaeological digs, as well as artefacts connected with food production and consumption. Try your hand at identifying the bones of prehistoric animals and the remains of ancient crops in a ‘hands on’ sessions, and have a go at grinding grain on a prehistoric hand mill. There will be a butter churning demonstration and the opportunity to try the results with some prehistoric-style bread. This is also be a last chance to see the hand crafted replica of a mysterious Iron Age wooden artefact, to ponder its possible function and significance to prehistoric people. There will be a prize for the best suggestion! Presented by the Heritage Council INSTAR funded project 'Seeing beyond the site - Landscape and Settlement in Later Prehistoric Ireland.', in collaboration with Cork Public Museum and Cork Butter Museum

Times/Venues

20th August 11:00 AM to 15:00 PM

Venue Name: Cork Public Museum

Address: Fitzgerald Park, Mardyke, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

County: Cork City

Longitude: -8.496111100000007

Latitude: 51.89607609999999

Cost/Booking

Is Booking Required: No

Admission Fee: Free

Access Details

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

Car parking Available: No

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor

Organiser Details

Event Organiser/Organisation: 'Seeing beyond the site' INSTAR project, Department of Archaeology, UCC

Email: katharina.becker@ucc.ie

Telephone: 0873839329

Website: https://www.ucc.ie/en/archaeology/research/projects/seeingbeyondthesite/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beyond_the_site

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