Mesolithic Menus!

So how exactly did people survive in the Mesolithic (the name given to the period 8,000-4,000 BC)? That’s we set out to discover at this month’s meeting.

We did a quiz to find out what birds and mammals were hunted all that time ago, then thought a bit more about the equipment Mesolithic hunters would need to catch them.

Sometimes the best way to understand something is to experiment, so we made ourselves spears and fishing rods and tried them out on some unsuspecting fish!

Gathering wild food was also important 10,000 years ago, so we made baskets to collect the nuts and berries that would have been a vital part of our diet.

We all enjoyed the session very much – but it sure made us appreciate all the different types of food we can eat today!

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