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The Big Bronze Age Boat Build

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A National Lottery Heritage fund has enabled a 3-year project exploring the Bronze and Iron Age heritage of Stanwick Lakes, with the Big Bronze Age Boat Build allowing volunteers and the community to explore how our ancient ancestors used materials to survive. The project will embrace experimental archaeology, working with only replica bronze tools and ancient techniques to create a log boat that would have been a common sight on waterways over 4,000 years ago.

Stanwick Lakes Heritage has partnered with Dr James Dilley for this exciting project, an experienced experimental archaeologist specialising in the Stone Age and Bronze Age. He founded Ancient Craft to focus on educating and reconnecting people to their prehistoric heritage, and he shares and supports our belief that archaeology and heritage should be accessible for all.

 Keep an eye on this page to follow us on our boat build journey!