The Mesolithic Resource Group practices and teaches
experimental archaeology and primitive skills

We use a range of skills, natural materials and field-based experiments in order to offer a greater understanding of how Prehistoric people lived.

Birch bark tar experimental archaeology

Experimental archaeology

Through reconstruction or living history role-play, we aim to discover how our Mesolithic ancestors procured and processed materials, such as creating tar or clothing fibres.

Primitive skills

We investigate the techniques that Prehistoric people used to create tools, clothes, and other resources, and learn the bushcraft skills they would have used for navigation and tracking.

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Get involved with the Mesolithic Resource Group

Find out about the courses we offer, the people in the team, and our experiential teaching.

School education bushcraft archaeology days

Education days

We work with schools, colleges, universities, museums, and youth groups to deliver experiential learning packages suitable for curricular or extra-curricular activities.

Practical courses

Learn how to thrive in the natural environment by developing skills in firecraft, tracking, and shelter-building, as well as how to create tools from natural materials.

Peter Groom and Tine Schenck

Our experts

The Mesolithic Resource Group was founded by Dr Peter Groom and Dr Tine Schenck who both have a strong interest in experimental archaeology and natural history.