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2: Finding Wood in an Ancient Copse

Part two of our new Danebury roundhouse build! This week, our treewright Darren leads the team into an ancient patch of woodland to find the right materials for the build, and learn the importance of the ancient and sustainable practice of coppicing. Read More

How to Raise a Standing Stone

We raised a standing stone! Hear from our archaeologist and see how we did it using nothing but rope, rollers, a sled, and a ton of manpower lent from the Royal Navy flagship. Is this how they did it at Stonehenge? Can we ever really know for sure? Read More

2: How to Wield a Roman Pottery Wheel

To use our replica Roman pottery wheel, the potter must have incredible co-ordination, balance, and experience. Luckily, we're joined by an expert potter, pottery archaeologists, and the curator of Fishbourne Roman Palace to figure out how it's done! Read More

How to Cook an Iron Age Feast

We set out to prove that Iron Age food tasted good! Prehistoric cook Caroline Nicolay shows us how to forage for and cook a delicious beef and nettle stew, followed by an unexpected dessert... Read More

Forging, Fletching, & Testing a Saxon Arrow

From 1066 to Robin Hood, longbows are an iconic part of English history -- and what's a bow without its arrows? Blacksmith Joe Tyler and craftsman Lewis Beck show us how to make an authentic Saxon arrow based on local archaeology! Read More

The Weapons Behind the Roman Empire

Join the Butser IX Legion as they battle against the indigenous Iron Age Celts, and see the Roman military in action! Read More

How to Turn Rock into Metal

How do you get copper out of rock? Join our resident metallurgist Fergus as he takes us through each step! Read More

Festive Old English with Simon Roper

Join us for a festive exploration of Old English with Youtube star and Butser volunteer Simon Roper! Read More

Making Ancient Bone-Tipped Spears​

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Making a Stone Age Arrow

Jo and Will make a Mesolithic Arrow ready to shoot! Read More