Jacqui Wood
Jacqui Wood is a British
United Kingdom
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Archaeology, or archeology , is the study of human society, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes...

 and writer, specializing in the daily life of prehistoric Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...


As of 2001, she is director of Saveock Water Archaeology, and also the director and founder of Cornwall Celtic Village, a reconstructed Bronze-Iron Age settlement.

She was a member of the National Education Committee of the Council for British Archaeology
Council for British Archaeology
Established in 1944, the is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations...

 (CBA) for three years, and secretary of the CBA for the south west region for another three years. As of 1995, she was a member of the General Committee of the Cornwall Archaeological Society and consultant to the Eden Project
Eden Project
The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, including the world's largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world....

 in Cornwall.

She has published several papers in archaeology journals and conferences, and gave many lectures throughout Europe. She has also appeared on many TV programmes about prehistoric dwellings and cooking.

She also gave demonstrations of Bronze Age technology for English Heritage
English Heritage
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, researched the grass cloak of Ötzi the Iceman
Ötzi the Iceman
Ötzi the Iceman , Similaun Man, and Man from Hauslabjoch are modern names for a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived about 5,300 years ago. The mummy was found in September 1991 in the Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. The nickname comes from the...

, as well as his shoes (which she believes are actually snowshoe
A snowshoe is footwear for walking over the snow. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person's foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called "flotation"....

s), and made replicas of them for the Bolzano museum devoted to the mummy. She also made a replica of the Orkney Hood (Britain’s oldest textile) for the Orkney Council, and replicas of various prehistoric dwellings.

Books and papers

  • Jacqui Wood, Prehistoric Cooking. Tempus.
  • Jacqui Wood, Cliff Dreamers. e-book at lulu.com.

Jacqui Wood Tasting the Past: Recipes from the Stone Age to the Present History Press

External links

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