Discover Flint at Flodden project

As part of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum project, a host of community volunteers working on the project have been uncovering a range of historical objects from sites found all around Flodden and the battlefield.

The second of these three free events, which are programmed in the latter half of 2016, will focus on the flint finds.

The flint workshop will be run by Dr Rob Young on Saturday, October 1, between 10am and 3pm.

Throughout the Flodden 500 project, many volunteers have taken part in excavations, uncovering a surprising array of flint tools from a wide range of prehistory.

Field walking has also played a major part in discovering flint, where volunteers have carefully walked transects through recently ploughed fields, searching for any objects of interest, being meticulous in both locating and unearthing each and every one.

Dr Rob Young works for English Heritage as a Historic Environment Advisor, after lecturing around the world for more than 20 years.

Rob will begin the event by looking at the broad range of flint tools common to the area, before showing how some of the tools were found by community volunteers.

In the afternoon there will be a flint knapping demonstration, with an opportunity for everyone to have a go themselves.

A third and final workshop will be held on October 22, led by Dr David Caldwell, looking at military objects, and will include a demonstration of period weaponry by Dr John Sadler.

To book a free place at the events, which are at the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum or ask for further information about the forthcoming events, visit www.flodden1513.com or email alistair@hulam.co.uk