The Ancient Technology Centre

Damerham Road, Cranborne, BH21 5RP. Phone: 01725 517618

Email: atc@dorsetcc.gov.uk

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Neolithic Log Cabin

This building was the result of material shape.  The ATC harvested very straight Poplar poles and looked for evidence to suit the material. As with much of the evidence for our buildings, it usually stops at ground level. The height of the walls and the roof design are conjecture but have worked for over 15 years!

This building is currently our granary, where children mill wheat for flour. It contains a substantial oak table to support the weight of the querns.  The doors are of hurdle construction sourced from local hazel.

Although this building could be mistaken as a settler’s cabin from the American West, it is based on the oldest evidence from any of the buildings.

This is a reconstruction of Neolithic evidence consisting of surviving interlocking sill beams and corner blocks.