Consuming Prehistory – An appetite for the past
Guerilla Archaeology are inviting audiences to ‘Eat the Past’ this year at the following events.
‘Feast Festival’ at Stonehenge itself September 1st to 2nd – details to follow.
What we eat lies at the very centre of our lives, from sharing meals to counting calories, we spend much of our days (and nights) thinking about food.
But what do you really know about Palaeodiets, food intolerances, fads and fashions?
Focusing on the feasts of Stonehenge let us take you right back to when modern farming began, when we left our foraging and hunting past behind us and adopted new innovative ways of eating (see the temporary exhibition ‘Feast’ at Stonehenge and videos for more information).
Guerilla Archaeology invites you to find out what ancient festival goers ate at our Stonehenge inspired event. You can enjoy a prehistoric shopping experience in our pop-up supermarket, ‘Stonehengebury’s’ and discover the new imported foods of the early farmers.
Our shop keepers will introduce you to the animals and plants that caused a food revolution five thousand years ago. You can have-a-go at planning an ancient feast with these new ingredients and explore how to prepare, cook and present your meal using Stone Age know how. We also stock starter farmer kits so you can ‘grow your own’ crops and become early adopters of our brand new breeds of stock.
- Heritage Food Fair
- Bryn Celli Ddu Open Day 16th June – Bryn Celli Ddu – the Mound in the Dark Grove – is probably the best-known prehistoric monument on Anglesey, and is one of the most evocative archaeological sites in Britain. Like other prehistoric tombs on Anglesey it was constructed to protect and pay respect to the remains of the ancestors.
What sets Bryn Celli Ddu apart from the other tombs on Anglesey, is that it is the only one to be accurately aligned to coincide with the rising sun on the longest day of the year. At dawn on midsummer solstice, shafts of light from the rising sun penetrate down the passageway to light the inner burial chamber.
Ready Steady Feast with Operation Nightingale and Breaking Ground Heritage – An organisation that works with injured veterans, schools, colleges, the probation service, community groups etc, using archaeology to empower participants.