Stone Age Immersion | Paleolítico Vivo
I am so grateful to have been part of a Stone Age Winter Experiment organized by Werner Pfeifer that took place in September/October 2022 at Paleolítico Vivo, in Burgos, Spain.
Paleolítico Vivo (Living Paleolithic) is a private initiative led by a team of biologists, naturalists and scientists whose main aim is the promotion and conservation of endangered species (namely bisons and wild horses) and ecossystems, exploring the relationship between humans and the natural environment in which we live in and affect with our activities and behaviors. Paleolítico Vivo offers visitors the opportunity to experience connection to our prehistoric past, not only through the connection with the land and the animals, but also through the sharing of the life ways of our ancestors.
In our Stone Age immersion, embraced by the Oak forest, our aim was to live as closely to our Stone Age Ancestors as possible. We cooked in the fire with our clay pots, collected water in the spring with our gourd canteens and tanned animal bladders, followed the tracks of our animal friends in the nearby paths, found food in and by the river, and slept under the stars, many animals skins and wool protecting us from the cold nights. No metal, no modern sleeping bags, no matches. The local media was curious and we ended up in the Burgos newspaper eheh
It was so lovely. So grateful for all the wonderful people I got the chance to meet there 🙂 below I share a few pictures of the experience, taken by Sauvage Inspiration and myself! I hope you enjoy them 🌿🤎
Winter Stone Age Week | Kierikki Stone Age Center
I was very lucky to be part of a Stone Age Winter Experiment that took place in February 2020 at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, in Yli-Ii, Finland.
Kierikki is a Stone Age Centre, a place where visitors can not only visit an amazing indoor archaeological exhibition, featuring hauntingly beautiful prehistoric tools and pottery, but also immerse themselves in a real size Neolithic village located along the Iijoki River.
Kierikki was once home to a thriving community of hunter gatherers, about 7000-5000 years ago. These highly skilled people lived in permanent villages all year round because the area was particularly abundant in food, with plenty of salmon and seals to hunt. Seal skins and seal fat were traded with other communities in exchange for flint and amber. Log houses and stone structures were built and clay pottery was very relevant to the local culture, being used to store food.
Our aim was to live as closely as possible to the land and to each other, with a focus on Neolithic technology, relying heavily on the power of community to live through the Winter together. The local media was curious and we ended up in a few different newspapers! Check them out here.
I hope you enjoy the wintery-and-cozy-feeling photos below!
Stone Age Immersion | Jokkmokk, Sweden & Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Finland
In Summer of 2018, I spent 3 months in Northern Sweden and Finland in Lynx Vilden’s Stone Age Immersion Program with the most beautiful clan I could ever ask for. It was an intense experience for which I am deeply grateful. During this time, I learned many skills and crafts that connected me with my Ancestors even further. So very thankful to Lynx, the group, the local Sami People and the Land herself for all the teachings and beautiful moments together.
if you enjoy recipes with wild berries, ancestral skills and living history ♥
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