Presenting prehistory requires an approach to education that goes beyond dates and multiple choice questions. Many aspects are as abstract as a Neolithic artifact.
When the Gobekli Tepe site was discovered in Anatolia in the mid 1990's, it changed everything we thought we knew about how we came to be who we are. Now, scientific research in a dozen fields is lighting up our understanding of the prehistoric human journey faster than it can get into a textbook.
The STONE AGE MAGAZINE initiative is an umbrella for multi-media learning adventure. We are taking a multi-disciplinary approach to connect the pieces of this enormous mosaic. When the right help is lined up, we want to make a series for television featuring more stories and live action interviews from either side of what we call "civilization". There is plenty to contrast!
Since retiring the Road Scholar adult learning program in Malta in 2020, The OTS Foundation for Neolithic Studies is applying 30 years of working with educators, archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, architects, engineers, heritage managers, sociologists and more to create material that fills a gap in our understanding of human development. The format is always quick, creative and entertaining -- presenting complicated concepts that can comfortably be absorbed this way.
A simple fresh approach to a huge subject. With mutual respect and an edge of weirdness, barriers of time and language are suspended as cultural traditions and lifestyles from either side of "civilization" are explored in a prehistoric setting.