5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Workshop Abstract – Inés López López-Dóriga

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading,2011. Plant-related experiments Inés López López-Dóriga Universidad de Cantabria This session is specially focused on the presentation and discussion of specific methodologies to investigate the exploitation of vegetable resources by past societies, both through the direct study of botanical remains and indirectly from other kind of materials from archaeological … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Jodi Flores

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Experimental archaeology as scientific practice: 1796 to present Jodi Flores Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter This paper discusses how experimentation in archaeology rose in popularity as the wider discipline became more systematic and science oriented, and how the popularity of experimental archaeology has fluctuated several times … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Workshop Abstract – Rowena Banerjea

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Micromorphology and Experimental Archaeology (Researching Archaeological Formation and Post-depositional Processes using Micromorphology at Experimental Sites) Rowena Banerjea Department of Archaeology, University of Reading A key advantage of experimental sites for the micromorphologist is to use these sites to understand further the depositional and post-depositional processes that take … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Lisa-Marie Shillito et al

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Combining the visual and the chemical: a comparison of infra-red spectroscopic and micromorphological observations of experimentally fired clays from Silchester, UK Lisa-Marie Shillito(1), John Allen(2), Matthew Almond(3), Rowena Banerjea(2) & Wendy Matthews(2) 1) Department of Archaeology, University of York, 2) Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, and … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Harry Lerner

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Raw material inter- and intra-type variability as a factor in use-wear formation: an experimental example from the Northwestern New Mexico. Dr Harry J Lerner Department of Anthropology, Brandon University, Canada. Quantitative approaches to archaeological use-wear analysis have been around for almost fifty years.  During this time at … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Alice Choyke and Paul Duffy

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Time and enhanced value: the use life of bone beads Alice Choyke(1) & Paul Duffy(2) (1) Central European University and (2) University of Michigan The length of time objects are used is an extremely difficult thing to measure on archaeological objects. Separating and assessing intensity of use, … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Rob Hosfield et al

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Integrating universities, heritage organisations and experimental sites Rob Hosfield(1), Martin Bell(1), Wendy Matthews(1), Alex Brown(1), Rowena Banerjea(1) & Stephen Nortcliff(2) 1) Department of Archaeology, University of Reading and 2) Department of Geography & Environmental Science, University of Reading This poster details the results of a workshop, held … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Ferran Antolin

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Inferring taphonomical history of grain assemblages: an experimental approach Ferran Antolín Laboratori d’Arqueobotanica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Grain assemblages are relatively common in archaeological sites. They are reported to have a good potential of information on agricultural and gathering practices. Nevertheless, limitations on our knowledge of their … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Roeland Paardekooper

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Developing scientific approaches in experimental archaeology, any possibility? Roeland Paardekooper Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter The amount of archaeological experiments done and documented is very large and goes through all ages, materials and techniques. Over a period of 150 years, well structured experiments have given food … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Daniel Davies

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. The science of projectile points: an experimental investigation into the classification of dart and arrow points in prehistoric North America A PDF of this poster (copyright of the author) is available here. Danielle Davies Dept. of Archaeology, University of Exeter The classification of dart and arrow points … Continue reading