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About the site:

  • This site aims to promote prehistoric archaeology, primitive skills and living history, with an intention to display, explain and educate the public
  • Images and information of specialist reenactment tools, weapons and fire-making techniques in no way advocates, encourages or promotes the use of these in any other context
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  • This website is copyright © 2009-2016 Ancientcraft
  • All profits from services or goods sold, go towards Ancientcraft materials or supporting my PhD at University of Southampton
  • Annual Site Statistics:
    • 2010: Total Visitors = 23,948 / Average Monthly Visitors = 1,996 / Total Hits = 637,175
    • 2011: Total Visitors = 24,101 / Average Monthly Visitors = 2,008 / Total Hits = 842,044
    • 2012: Total Visitors = 68,528 / Average Monthly Visitors = 5,711 / Total Hits = 1,513,312
    • 2013: Total Visitors = 77,864 / Average Monthly Visitors = 6,489 / Total Hits = 2,576,942
    • 2014: Total Visitors = 130,085 / Average Monthly Visitors = 10,840 / Total Hits = 4,571,934
    • 2015: Total Visitors = 196,148 / Average Monthly Visitors = 16,346 / Total Hits = 6,948,564
  • Site Statistics: December 2015
    • Visitors: 13,204
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    • Total annual visitors (2015): 196,148
    • Average monthly visitors (2015): 16,346

Personal Safety:

  • Should you wish to attempt or recreate any of the projects or techniques shown on this site, it is entirely at your own risk
  • Handling specialist reenactment equipment can be extremely dangerous and should not undertaken without adequate training and appropriate supervision
  • Projects show on this site are for general interest and (passive / non-hands on) education only - Ancientcraft cannot be held responsible or any inaccuracies or misinterpretations on instructions, measurements or diagrams show on the site
  • The wearing of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment - such as European Standard safety glasses and strong leather gloves for flintknapping) is highly recommended
  • Ancientcraft cannot be held responsible for any outcome, damage, injury or loss of earnings/reputation to participates or the general public, for any recreation of projects or techniques shown on this site

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  • While reasonable effort will be undertaken to seek permission from the rightful owner before use, due to the ease of replication from website to website, this is not always possible. If you are the rightful owner of content and do not give permission for it to be used on this site, please email and it will be immediately removed
  • It is your responsibility to confirm provenance and reuse rights BEFORE you duplicate any content from this site - Ancientcraft cannot be held responsible for the unauthorised use of any images on other websites, even if they were initially copied from www.ancientcraft.co.uk
  • Ancientcraft provides no guarantee that this Site will be error-free, uninterrupted, or will provide specific results from use of the site or any content, search or link on it
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The Terms & Conditions information below must be read thoroughly and carefully before making any purchase for goods or services from Ancientcraft. If you have any questions about them please do not hesitate to Ancientcraft at james.dilley@btinternet.com

Agreement:

  • The Agreement is between "Ancientcraft" and the event organizer/"client(s)" and is the sole agreement between those parties
  • Anciencraft reserves the right to refuse bookings to any party or individual without need to give reasons solely at Ancientcraft's discretion and will return any payment
  • No variation of these terms & conditions shall be applicable unless agreed in writing by Ancientcraft before the relevant demonstration/workshop

Services - Prices:

  • Whilst every effort is made to hon our prices given during the enquiry or booking, Ancientcraft reserves the right to alter prices should its costs in staging a demonstration/workshop increase for reasons beyond its reasonable control (including without limitation, the cost of transport and materials).
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  • In the event of the price being increased by 15% or more the client(s) may opt to cancel the booking and will then be entitled to a refund of all monies paid.

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  • A deposit of 25% of the total cost of the demonstration/workshop must be made upon booking
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  • Full payment is required for all demonstrations/workshops within 30 days of completion
  • Clients will receive a written and itemized invoice within 2-3 working days of completion of the demonstration/workshop
  • Payment method must be agreed by Ancientcraft and the client(s) during booking and will typically be made via PAYPAL; electronic bank transfer

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  • Given the substantial preparation by Ancientcraft prior to any demonstration/workshop, the client(s) must be aware of the following conditions and therefore agrees to such if the booking is cancelled by them:
      1. Cancellation more than 4 weeks before demonstration/workshop commencement, 100% of the deposit will be returned to the client(s)
      2. Cancellation 2-4 weeks before demonstration/workshop commencement, then 50% of the deposit will be forfeited
      3. Cancellation less than 2 weeks before demonstration/workshop commencement, then 100% of the deposit will be forfeited

Services - Cancellation by Ancientcraft:

  • In the unlikely circumstance that Ancientcraft needs to cancel a demonstration/workshop:
    • Clients will be informed as soon as practical using the email details you have supplied
    • Ancientcraft will use reasonable endeavors to offer alternative dates or services
    • All deposits paid by the client will be refunded in full within 28 days (or if preferred, transferred as a deposit for another date)
    • Ancientcraft will not be liable for reimbursement of any costs of promotional items, advertising, goods, materials or services incurred by the client that relate to a cancelled Ancientcraft event

Services - Complaints & Feedback:

  • In the unlikely circumstance that a client(s) has cause for complaint about an Ancientcraft demonstration/workshop, the complaint must be made immediately to Ancientcraft during the event in order that corrective action can be taken if necessary
  • Should a problem not be resolved at source during the event, a complaint must be made in writing to Ancientcraft within 28 days of the event, or this complaint will not be upheld
  • Any refunds will only be considered if the above complaints process has been followed

 

  • Feedback and comments are requested at the end of each demonstration/workshop in the form of a simple paper questionnaire - this may include visitors to your event, as well event organizers
  • Ancientcraft may elect to include any comments on this website and will associate with a client, but will typically not include an individuals full name or personal details (see Testimonials)
  • Ancientcraft may elect to use a clients' logo in promotion of any events, goods or services (without any costs incurred) - by contracting Ancientcraft, you accept this condition

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  • Full payment is required for goods (including package and postage) prior to despatch of each ordered item
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  • Payment method must be agreed by Ancientcraft and the client(s) during enquiry and will typically be made via PAYPAL; electronic bank transfer
  • Ancientcraft will despatch your item(s) as soon as practicably possible, as each item is typically manufactured to order and will normally send your order to you in under 40 working days. International orders are generally received in under 60 days
  • Stock availability or estimated despatch date will be explained at time of enquiry or order and prior to any payments.

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  • Goods and items are hand-made and therefore each one is unique - any images shown on this website are representative only
  • All sizes and colours are approximate only
  • Creation of any commissioned work is based on best interpretation of client(s) requirements, understanding of ancient tools/techniques and the nature/quality of the natural materials available
  • 100% natural materials are used throughout the manufacturing process (except for venus replicas) - Ancientcraft cannot be held responsible for any allergic reactions to these materials. Should you require manufacturing with different materials, please discuss with Ancientcraft at the time of ordering.
  • Estimated despatch date will be explained at time of enquiry or order and prior to any payments.
  • Reproduction lithics will be sharp, unless specifically requested by the client(s)
  • Goods and items are intended for display and light handling purposes only. They should not be used for their original accepted ancient use (e.g. the use of flint-tipped arrows for archery purposes or stone axe's for tree felling is not recommended)
  • Goods and items are not suitable for children under 8 years old and must not be given to children under 3 years

Goods - Returns Policy:

  • A full refund or exchange will be given on any item(s) that you are not satisfied with, provided that the item(s) have not been worn or used and returned to Ancientcraft within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging.
  • Please contact Ancientcraft in the first instance to obtain a return address.
  • Return to the provided address with an enclosed a copy of your invoice together with relevant details as to why you are returning your order.

Changes to this agreement:

  • Ancientcraft reserves the right to update the Terms & Conditions at any time, without notice.
 

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At Ancientcraft we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site. We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.


In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

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  • We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:
      1. In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer.
      2. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
      3. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Third Party Links:

  • On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that Ancientcraft endorses or approves that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.


Access to Information:

  • In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information. 


Contacting Us:

 

Content Acknowledgements & Thanks

Bexley Archaeology Group 

CADW Crown

Chris Saville

Dartmoor National Park Authority

Jeff Jacklin

Professor Jiří Svoboda

Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt

Libor Balák, Antropark

Opus Archives & Research Center

Salisbury Museum

Schools Prehistory

Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Victoria Barron

Viken Nokhoudian

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Wrexham Museum

 

 

Testimonials

Flintknapping Demonstrations

"Many thanks for showing our YAC’s (and leaders) how to make flint tools, we all really enjoyed the day and many of the members are hooked now on flint knapping. I’m sure the day will stay with them for a long time. You pitched the teaching at just the right level and showed our young people how to make their own tools in ways they understood. Thank you very much and we look forward to having another session in the summer for the YAC members who missed out this time"

Bury St. Edmunds YACs Branch (April 2011)

"It was a real pleasure to welcome James to Hertford Museum.  His flint knapping demonstrations made the craft look effortless and easy (another story when actually doing it I am sure)!  The objects, equipment and knowledge James brought along are proof that we would not hesitate to book James again in the future."

Eleanor P: Learning Officer, Hertford Museum (July 2013)

"Many thanks for the demonstration in flintknapping you gave our members. It was very enjoyable, entertaining and educational. The array of items for display were very interesting."

Paul S: Essex Society for Archaeology & History (November 2013)

 

Flintknapping Workshop (April 2011)

"Very good - really helped understanding flints" > Mark F.

"Great fun - learnt a lot. Friendly helpful tuition " Cathy B .

"Very enjoyable" > Glenn M.

"Much help and good information on the event - Thank You" > Robert F.

"Very good and informative. Great fun and all the help you needed - Very very good" > Graham F.

"Really helpful in knowing where to hit the flint to shape it " > Toni P.

"Very interesting and informative guide " > Luke F.

Flintknapping Workshop (March 2012)

"James was helpful and very interactive. A good fellow" > Mark W. (Bury St. Edmunds)

"Really good day" > Lee S. (Chelmsford)

"Very informative - really made us appreciate the skill of early people. Background knowledge was excellent" > Paul & Kate D. (Hockley)

"Really interesting and enjoyed it " > Alex W. (West Stow)

 

Replica Otzi flint knife (ebay sales)

Excellent items and service, highly recommended seller. Many thanks.

Good reproduction, recommended seller

Replica Stone Age Handmade Orkney Venus/Westray Wifie (ebay sale)

Lovely item, received well packed in really fast time - thanks

Replica Mesolithic Stone Age Tool kit  (ebay sale)

wow! Best quality!!! Fast shipping and carefully packed! 100 % satisfied!

 


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