© David Freeman


After the ice age, it took few thousand years for the planet to warm up. By the mesolithic period, at around 9,000BC, northern europe had become comfortable, and the life style of the hunter gatherer was very successful. In the early 90's the author became involved in the interpretation of an excavated mesolithic site on Portland, Dorset. As part of the presentation of the site to the public, a representation of a mesolithic shelter was built, and the author created a stone age costume to help in the interpretation.

The costume was a great hit with the public, though care had to be taken to remain decent. This is one of the risks that has to be managed when using early costume. Modern sensibilities can be easily upset.

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