On the 11th and 25th of July we will conduct several hide processing experiments at Masamuda in Vlaardingen.

Diederik Pomstra, an expert on stone age techniques, will guide the volunteers of Masamuda in processing three different animal hides with flint scrapers. This way, we hope to gain insight into how the Vlaardingen people used their flint tools. During the experiments every step will be recorded and time will be kept. Furthermore, the flint tools will be examined for microwear traces.

The public is invited to visit us during these experiments and learn more about the way the Vlaardingen people lived, more than 5.000 years ago.

 

The project will present itself on the National Archaeology Days with several activities.

Schedule:

Saturday June 19, 10-17: working on the dugout canoe by volunteers and Stone Age craftsman Diederik Pomstra

Saturday June 19, 14-16: reduce polished flint axes to small tools (Diederik Pomstra and Lasse van den Dikkenberg)

Saturday June 19, 10-17: Q&A about the new Vlaardingen project, demonstrations of  tools and experiments (Annelou van Gijn and Anne Smits)

Sunday June 20, 10-16: working on the dugout canoe by volunteers and wood worker Leo Wolterbeek

Sunday June 20, 10-16: Q&A about the new Vlaardingen project, demonstrations of  tools and experiments (Annelou van Gijn)

Sunday June 20, 12-15.30: preparing birch bark tar, a prehistoric adhesive (Geeske Langejans and Merel Spithoven)