8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Day

Shaping Shale: experimental production of prehistoric beads and armlets Alice Rose Day University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, Ceredigion SA48 7ED, UK Shale is a rock found throughout Britain, and a variety of functional and ornamental artefacts have been discovered at a great many prehistoric and Romano-British archaeological sites. Denford (2000) has studies … Continue reading

Accomodation in Oxford for the 8th Experimental Archaeology Conference

The 8th Experimental Archaeology UK Conference is being jointly held between Merton College, University of Oxford, and the Research Laboratory. Registration is now closed. The final schedule can be found here. Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee. Below are a small number of suggestions for those attending the conference. Budget Youth Hostel … Continue reading

Travelling to the 8th Experimental Archaeology UK Conference

Anyone concerned with how reports of flooding will affect their journey, please see our update here. Please rest assured that at this time (Wednesday 17:00) we do not believe that the conference will be disrupted by any floods. The 8th Experimental Archaeology UK Conference is being jointly held between Merton College, University of Oxford, and … Continue reading

Registration for the 8th Experimental Archaeology Conference is now closed

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Registration for the 8th Experimental Archaeology Conference is now closed. The conference will be held on the 10th and 11th of January at the Research Laboratory and Merton College, University of Oxford. The programme for both oral papers and poster presentations is now available, along with a full schedule for the weekend including all the … Continue reading

Programme for the 8th Experimental Archaeology UK Conference

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We are very pleased to announce the programme of oral papers and poster presentations for the 8th Experimental Archaeology Conference UK has been finalised. The conference will be held at the University of Oxford on the 10th-11th of January 2014. Further details can be found here. Registrations are now closed. You can download a PDF … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Wrona

The carburization of iron objects in a pottery kiln Adrian Wrona The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, ul. Żeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland Case-hardening was probably the most common way of iron carburization in ancient and medieval times. The procedure however is highly time and fuel-consuming, as attested by descriptions from Theophilus Presbyter or Giambattista … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Stemp and Andruskiewicz

Quantification of surface wear on experimental obsidian blades: First results of the Ancient Maya Blood-letting Project W. James Stemp (1) & Mason Andruskiewicz (2) 1. Dept. of Sociology/Anthropology, Keene State College, Keene, NH, 03435-3400, United States 2. Surface Metrology Lab, Mechanical Engineering dept., Worcester Polytechnic, Institute, Worcester, MA, United States It is widely accepted that … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Schenck and Groom

Experiments with aceramic birch bark tar extraction Tine Schenck & Peter Groom University of Exeter, UK Birch bark tar has been a widely used product in prehistory. From adhesive purposes to waterproofing, it is a versatile agent which also proves to have medicinal properties and may have been used as such. Finds of birch bark … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Morero et al.

Reconstruction of the carving and polishing techniques of Fatimid rock crystal ewers (10-12th cent. AD.) E. Morero, J. Johns, H. Procopiou, R. Vargiolu & H. Zahouani Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 2LG, UK The art of Fatimid Egypt in the 10th–12th centuries … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Hossein Mardi

An Experimental Approach to Studying the Decoration Technology of Pottery Golnaz Hossein Mardi University of Toronto, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2nd floor, Toronto, ON, M5S 1C1, Canada The early Middle Chalcolithic pottery tradition of Seh Gabi Tepe in Iran is called “Dalma tradition” (c. 5000-4800 BC.). Among different types of Dalma pottery, I have focused on … Continue reading