Designed for active participation by children (first grade and up) and adults. Great for school programs, festivals and Archaeology Month activities out-of-doors. All kit pieces are based on real archaeological and ethnographic items.
Several kits are recommended for groups over ten. Each kit comes complete with a manual of history and directions for set up, safety, repair, and maintenance.
Please contact us for a list of contents, price, and shipping information.
Kits Currently Available:
Fire Making – make a fire with a bow drill. Every set tested to actually make a fire
Rabbit Stick Throwing – Southeast or Southwest style throwing stick and wood target
Arrowhead Making – try your skill with pressure flaking
Mortar and Pestle – grind your own acorns and/or corn into meal
Bull Roarer Making – really work and make a nice sound
Plains Pemmican and Choke Cherry Cake Making – a little-known kit, but vital to a Plains way of life
Buzz Toy – used by most native groups around the world. These work well
String Making – make string at a table or school desk
Painting – real bone and wood applicators and earthen pigments
Make a Stone Pendant – drill and engrave your own pendant
Grinding Stone- experience shaping stone into tools
Stick and Sand Stone Drilling – Native method to drill holes in stone atlatl weights and net anchors
Spear and Atlatl (spear thrower) Throwing – throw blunt-end spears with an Archaic – style atlatl
Native Instruments – a selection modeled from archaeological and ethnographic instruments
Native Games – a selection from numerous North American groups that really work.
Stages of manufacture kits
Each kit contains the stages natives had to go through to obtain a finished product. Packaged in a self- contained a box with manual and limited activity. Great for “cart activities” in museums.
Bonefish hook manufacture – stages from deer leg and toe bones. Comes with a string making kit.
Bone hairpin manufacture – stages from the deer leg bone. Includes a set up to grind bone hair pin blanks and completed hairpin for participants to try different hairdos.
Shell celt (axe) manufacture – Includes a completed shell celt that actually cuts wood.
Shell bead manufacture – includes completed beads and blanks to drill.
Great for sending out to schools. Tell us your needs and we will design a kit tailored to your needs. Kit includes objects and a descriptive manual easy for teachers to use for giving a great program.
Don’t see what you need?
We design kits. Contact us and we will design what you need. Many of our standard activity and manufacturing kits began with a request from our clients.