Creswell Crags Museum and Prehistoric Gorge

is creating online talks and other digital content about the Ice Age

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If you support us at Vole tier, you're making a generous donation toward the upkeep of Creswell Crags for years to come, but without reaping the rewards of the other tiers.  You wonderful, selfless cuties!

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Zoom zoom! Supporting us at the nimble Hare tier will unlock our "watch again" service.  Did you miss one of our livestreams?  Not to worry!  Tune in after the event on Patreon.  You'll also get access to exclusive Q&As, so you don't miss out on the live experience.

You will get:
  • Access to recordings of our livestreamed talks after they have finished
  • Access to exclusive Question & Answer sessions with our team
  • A personalised thank-you on our social media when you join (Creswell Crags Facebook/Twitter)

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Trotting up to Horse tier gets you more horse-power to shape our future content, and early access to the videos we create, as well as everything from lower tiers. How could you say neigh?

You will get:

  • Access to recordings of our livestreamed talks after they have finished
  • Access to exclusive Question & Answer sessions with our team
  • A personalised thank-you on our social media when you join (Creswell Crags Facebook/Twitter)
  • Early access to future video content
  • Behind-the-scenes exclusive content
  • Voting rights in polls that shape what content we create

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About Creswell Crags Museum and Prehistoric Gorge

Hello! Creswell Crags are creating a range of content from specialist talks, to exclusive Q&As, short videos and more!  We're inspired by prehistory (specifically the Ice Age) and the wonderful environment of our Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  If you love archaeology, palaeontology, natural history, and a scattering of folklore – you’ve come to the right place!

Creswell Crags, on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border in the UK, is a limestone gorge that contains more than twenty caves and rock shelters. Excavations of the site have yielded abundant archaeological and palaeontological finds, with the oldest dating back to 125,000 years ago. There is evidence of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens presence in the form of artefacts, and Ice Age rock art (a rare find in Britain). We also have evidence of hyaenas, hippos, mammoths and birds. More recent marks on the caves are apotropaic (or witch) marks. Today, there is a rich biodiversity, with numerous plant and animal species occupying the different habitats that make up the site.

Our online talks featured on this page reflect our rich archaeological and palaeontological past, and also touch on folklore and the present environment. Topics have mainly focused on the Ice Age, including:
  • An overview of the Ice Age
  • Excavations at Creswell Crags and elsewhere in Britain, and across to La Brea Tar Pits in the USA
  • Palaeolithic people (children, interactions with animals, diet, medicine, art and their presence in different areas of the world) 
  • Ice Age animals, including hyaenas, dogs, mammoths, rodents and small carnivores. 
  • Many stories of caves around the world
  • Creswell Crags’ very own Ice Age version of the Twelve Days of Christmas

Away from the Ice Age, we have talks about cattle domestication, the creatures that live inside caves today, and the folklore surrounding Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

To provide all of the aforementioned content, we’ve had so many incredible speakers, including: Chris Stringer, April Nowell, Rob Dinnis, Richard Clark-Wilson, Gillian Wong, Emily Lindsey, Neil Adams, Greger Larson, Icy Sedgwick, Chris Terrell-Nield, Lizzy Wright, and Creswell Crags’ own experts.

By joining our Patreon, your generous support will enable us to continue with these online talks, as well as preserve our archaeological and palaeontological collections, and conserve the habitats within and around the gorge.

Creswell Heritage Trust is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Registered Charity No. 701683) and regulated by the UK Fundraising Regulator.

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$124.92 - reached! per month
Reaching £100 per month will really help us to continue our online talk programme. We feel this is especially important as it allows people to engage with Creswell Crags who may not be able to visit the site, for whatever reason.

To thank our wonderful Patrons, we'll release a 'thank you' video, featuring as many members of the Creswell Crags team as we can rope into being on camera.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 56 exclusive posts
17
Images
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Polls
9
Writings
37
Videos

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