Camp sites

People in the Ice Age moved their camps from place to place around large areas as the seasons changed. 

What do you think attracted them to Creswell Crags, one of the most northerly camp sites in Britain?

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  • Seasonal visits?

  • The Stream?

  • A convenient shelter

  • A meeting place?

How would you change the cave to make it more comfortable?

Caves were warm in winter, cool in summer and provided shelter from the rain all year round. However they can be draughty. To make themselves more comfortable Stone Age people might have made improvements by putting up a windbreak, set a fire, use blankets and bedding or choosing a south facing site. Click on the links to find out more.

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  • Windbreaks?

  • Fire?

  • Blankets and bedding?

  • South facing?

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