Stone Age Immersion in Paleolítico Vivo

Published on Oct 7, 2022 | Last updated on Jan 4, 2023

Our Stone Age Immersion started two weeks ago. We gathered in the North of Spain, hosted by Paleolítico Vivo (Living Paleolithic), in one of the most beautiful Oak forests I have ever seen, a place where wild horses, bisons and the descendants of the aurochs are – against all odds – starting to roam again.

The tribe slowly grew as we all arrived at our own times, so much joy when we would finally meet! And during those next days, 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 and the eyes of the Oak trees, animals skins and wool protecting us from the cold nights.

No metal, no modern sleeping bags, no matches. And for some time, we lived together in a timeless time, following the footsteps of our ancestors. We laughed and told stories and crafted and laughed some more. Damn, I’m so grateful to have been part of this experience with such a wonderful and inspiring group of human beings.

Thank you so much Werner Pfeifer for putting so much effort in organising this experience for us all! Thank you Eduardo and Fani from Paleolítico Vivo for making this immersion come true and for being the best hosts we could have asked for. To Heide Ulich, Xavier Auclair, Robin Brethes & Pauline Ferrisse (Sauvage Inspiration), Elena Moos, Pedro Cura (Prehistoric Skills), Markus Klek and Werner Pfeifer, thank you for everything! It was an absolute honour to spend this time with you.

Last but not least, deep gratitude to the Oaks and the forest that received us so well and took good care of us during this time of remembering. What a nourishing time we spent together

Photos by Pauline and myself 🌿🤎

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