The effect of Coronavirus has touched everybody's lives these past couple have weeks. People, families, communities and businesses have all been affected. These are difficult times for everyone. At home, due to her health issues, Dolores is in the high risk category and we are making every effort to isolate and socially distance. Naturally our guided walks and trail running events have had to be deferred. We've been putting in long day's in the 'home office' to offer our clients, participants and friends have a range of options to choose from when things get back to something like normal. The expressions of support from the outdoor community and colleagues is hugely appreciated. It gives us energy and determination ride through these unprecedented times and bring you all great days on the trail and grand adventures in the hills.
Amidst all this, a couple of months ago I began a short online course in archaeology. The aim of this was to increase my knowledge of prehistory, in particular the transition from hunter gatherer to farming, which took place in Britain around 6000 years ago, known as the Neolithic Revolution. It's a period which I find fascinating, in no small part due to passing the Level 3 Bushcraft Leader course with John Ryder at the Woodcraft School a few years ago and more recently leading Bushcraft sessions at The Peak Centre.
Also I see the archaeology course as a way to share a broad range of humanity and science topics with young people at The Peak Centre, and inspire them outside of a traditional classroom environment.
Here is my first marked written assignment, with comments from my course tutor Dr. Morrison and the highlighted test to which she refers.
*Stuart Westfield BEng(hons) FRGS