Publication of papers from the 7th Experimental Archaeology Conference

Following the success of the conference and the high quality of both oral papers and posters a number of people have inquired about whether a Proceedings will be issued. Due to time and work constraints the organisers of the 7th Conference are not able to formally edit a hard-copy proceedings. However the EXARC Journal has … Continue reading

Review of the 7th Experimental Archaeology Conference

A review of the 7th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Cardiff, has been published in EXARC Journal. Hopkins, Heather. 2013. Review of the 7th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Cardiff, 2013. EXARC Journal 2013/2 You can read the review here.

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Online Poster Session

Welcome to the 7th Experimental Archaeology Conference’s online Poster Session. The 7th Experimental Archaeology Conference 2013 was co-hosted by the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University and St Fagans: National Museum Wales. St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and Wales’s most popular heritage attraction. Below we present posters from the … Continue reading

Information for Attendees of the 7th UK Experimental Archaeology Conference

Attending the conference The provisional programme, including a list of speakers, times and many abstracts for both oral and poster papers, is available here. Postal registration for the conference is now closed. No more places are available. Information on travel and accommodation in Cardiff can be found here. Tourist maps of Cardiff can be found … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference – Programme with Abstracts

Presented here is the final programme of the 7th Experimental Archaeology Conference, including links to the abstracts. A PDF of the programme and abstracts of both oral and poster presentations is available to download. Thursday Welcome and pub social at the Pen and Wig Day 1, Friday Cardiff University Morning 10.00  Neither Rough nor Tuff; … Continue reading

Travel and Accomodation at the 7th UK Experimental Archaeology Conference

Travelling to Cardiff By Air The nearest airports are Cardiff and Bristol. From Bristol Airport there is a bus, the Bristol Flyer, which will take you to the train station for connecting trains to Cardiff. The times for all UK trains can be found on the National Rail website. Train tickets can be purchased online … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Debanjan Mitra et al

Use-Wear Parameters of the Shahabad Limestone Flake Tools: An Experimental Approach Debanjan Mitra(1), Dr. Vijay Sathe(1) and Dr. Prakash Sinha(2) 1Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune – 6 2University of Allahabad, Allahabad Use-wear analysis has been one of the key investigative methods to discern the functional aspects of prehistoric tools and provide a … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Svein Vatsvåg Nielsen

Lithic experiments in rescue archaeology – a case from Southern Norway Svein Vatsvåg Nielsen Archaeology in Norway is development-led. Through the Cultural Heritage Act, no development initiatives can proceed without archaeological surveys in the areas, which are performed by the County Council. All monuments and other traces of people predating 1537 are legally protected in … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Katrin Kania

Researching the Basics. Craftspersons as a “research tool”  in an archaeological spinning experiment Katrin Kania Independent researcher Questions in experimental archaeology are often connected to specific crafts processes – which is a serious problem in regard to both objectivity and repeatability of an experiment. Different skill levels, talents, and changing fitness levels may influence the … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Elizabeth Cory-Lopez

Experience as foundation for Experiment: A Practitioners Progress Elizabeth Cory-Lopez University of Edinburgh In building my research strategies for my doctoral programme which studies the Chaîne Opératoire of stone carving in the Cypriot Prehistoric period, the role of experimental approaches have always proved crucial. However, I am constantly faced with the dichotomy between the strict … Continue reading