About The Prehistoric Workshop

Welcome to the website of The Prehistoric Workshop. Founded in 2022, our mission is to promote prehistoric archaeology and a greater understanding of our local history. Our focus is to explore prehistoric methods of building, farming, and crafting, informed by the archaeological evidence found within the East Midlands. We use a combination of experimental archaeology, field-walking and test-pit digs to shine a light on Leicestershire’s prehistoric past. For more information please email LAARCS@hotmail.com

You can find dates for our craft sessions on the Workshops page.

This website serves as documentation of our research and prehistoric workshop-building journey, as well as a community resource for all those interested in the prehistory of Leicestershire and the East Midlands.

The Links page is a collection of community organisations, similar projects and online resources. We aim to build a community digital library in the Related Articles pages and welcome submissions and suggestions.

If you are a researcher, academic or expert working in any of the fields we are exploring, please feel free to get in touch if you think we can provide you withh a data-set or output that is useful for your research. As well as investigating ancient technologies and agriculture, we are creating a biodiverse farmstead through which we can observe certain species of flora and fauna. Please get in touch if you think we could work in partnership.