2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Elizabeth Cory-Lopez

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Analytical and Experimental Approaches to Carving Technology during the Cypriot Middle Chalcolithic This paper has since been published in the Cunningham, P., Heeb, J. & Paardekooper, R. eds., 2008. Experiencing Archaeology by Experiment, Oxford: Oxbow. Elizabeth Cory-Lopez MA, University of Edinburgh, Archaeology, Edinburgh, Scotland The study of … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Cordula Hansen

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. “Umha Aois/The Bronze Age 4,000 Years On” – Experiment and Experience Cordula Hansen, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland This presentation will introduce the Umha Aois experimental bronze casting project, which was founded in 1995 by a group of artists and archaeologists in Ireland. The project’s contribution … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Susanna Harris

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Experiencing the materiality of prehistoric cloth types Dr Susanna Harris, University College, Archaeology Institute, London, England On the rare occasions when we encounter prehistoric cloth, the preserved remains are usually fragmentary and decayed, therefore no longer retaining their original qualities.   However, the materiality of cloth, including its … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Paul Nicholson and Caroline Jackson

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Experimental Glassmaking in Egypt Dr. Paul T. Nicholson & Dr. Caroline M. Jackson, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales This paper summarises an attempt to determine whether a reconstruction of a large furnace discovered at Tell el-Amarna in 1993-4 could reach temperatures sufficient to produce glass from local … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Heather Hopkins

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Using Experimental Archaeology to answer the unanswerable: A case study using Roman Dyeing Heather Hopkins MA, Bradford University, Bradford, England The scale of manufacture in Roman Pompeii has been subject to fierce debate. Moeller (1976) concluded that the dyeing industry had created a surplus for export. Jongman … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Carolyn Forrest

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Where did it all begin? Experimental Archaeology from the 19th to the mid 20th Century Carolyn Forrest MA, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland  This paper will explore the early history of experimental archaeology from the nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century.  It will show that, far … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Robert Smith

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. “Up in smoke”: Re-discovering medieval gunpowder Robert Smith Leeds, England In the 1990s the author was involved in a series of experiments to investigate the power, range and effectiveness of early cannon. Although accurate modern replicas of the barrels were made, the actual propellant was modern black … Continue reading