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Ray Mears visits University of York's 'outdoor laboratory'

Survival expert Ray Mears has visited an "outdoor laboratory" in York where people can experience what it's like to live on a prehistoric campsite.

Ray Mears in York
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The site is located in woodland at the university, which is set to award the TV presenter an honorary degree this week.

It lets students and researchers relive what it was like to craft bows and arrows, ritual headdresses and cook with traditional methods and pots, using the natural materials available to our ancestors.

A traditional hut at the outdoor hut
University of York

The team behind the York Experimental Archaeology Research (YEAR) centre say it "improves our knowledge of how past societies used to live".

The TV presenter is to join the team in making and using a replica of a bow found at the internationally renowned Mesolithic site of Star Carr in North Yorkshire.

Students at the outdoor lab
University of York

He said Starr Carr was an "astonishing site" which provided "an amazing window on our hunter-gatherer past".