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With Dr Barry Taylor- We associate the early human past with the use of stone tools but it was plants that provided many of the materials of daily life. From nettle cord fishing lines or birch bark containers to elm bows and lime canoes, early prehistoric communities made use of a wide range of plants, often using certain species for specific tasks. Plants were also important symbolically, and played an important role in ritual practices. In this lecture we will explore the lost world of plants as they were understood by the communities living in Britain shortly after the end of the last Ice Age, as well as having the opportunity to carry out some plant-based crafts.