Life as in the Stone Age? The Albert Köchlin Foundation makes it possible.
Location Wauwilermoos near Egolzwil LU
Customer Albert Köchlin Foundation
Date from May 2012 to 2016
occasion Experience stone age school project
Key data Neolite, Shelter, Outfitter, Teepee
The Albert Köchlin Foundation (AKS) contacted us in the summer of 2011 for the upcoming Stone Age school project. They wanted 7 Neolithic, 2 Outfitter and one Shelter from our Standard cotton fabric, The exciting project was provided by a Bauer Land, which could be used as a training area. The tents stand there from summer to autumn on an open level with a view of the mountains.
We set up with them two Neolits and the shelter, after which they were trained and were able to set up the rest of the tents independently. In summer 2014 they contacted us again. The Outfitter had to be replaced and a replacement roof for the Neolithic had her. There were problems with the Neolits because a storm had torn a few roofs. We had a part repaired with us.
The Neolithic tent were not sufficiently weatherproof for the many nights, and therefore the customer ordered two Gruppenentipis from our extra strong blended fabric with a Ozan (Solo) as a supplement. A teepee-like tent was also in the Paleolithic in Europe, the "Lawu". It was a lot smaller and was covered with skins and animal skins. The two tepees were therefore a good compromise for the Stone Age project.
In the Park for Prehistoric Art in Ariége (France), archaeologists have reconstructed the two types of tents that were most prevalent in the Paleolithic: the large round tent and the smaller tepee or lavvu.
Information about the customer
The Stone Age experience makes the Old and the New Stone Age for 4 learners. Primary class from the cantons of Lucerne, Schwyz, Uri, Nidwalden and Obwalden. The project lasts two days. Overnight stay in tents. On the first day, the students move into a Paleolithic hunting camp in Wauwilermoos (Egolzwil). The students expand their knowledge of the Paleolithic (hunters, collectors, nomads). On the second day, the acquired knowledge about the Palaeolithic is compared with the Neolithic (agriculture, sedentary). The pile dwelling settlement Wauwil serves as a place of learning on this day. Every school year, 28 school classes can participate in the project Erlebnis Steinzeit.
The project lasts from summer 2012 to summer 2016.