Activities at the 8th Experimental Archaeology Conference
We are pleased to announce a number of activities for conference attendees. As the Conference is based in the historic university city of Oxford this year, our hosts at Merton College and the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art are offering attendees the chance to:
- On Saturday visit the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, established in 1683, the Ashmolean Museum is the world’s first university museum, recently redeveloped. This tour will start with the Egyptian galleries reopened in 2011. It will then be possible to explore the other galleries going from the Neolithic to the present day. In addition to archaeological artefacts, the Ashmolean Museum contains a vast collection of paintings and casts.
- Also on Saturday visit the Pitt Rivers Museum, founded in 1884 when General Pitt Rivers gave his personal collection to the University containing more than 18,000 archaeological and anthropological objects. There are now over half a million object displayed in the Museum;
- And on Friday afternoon visit Merton College Library, the world’s oldest continuously functioning library for university academics and students.
In addition to the experimental workshops running on the Friday and Saturday afternoon, and the drinks reception on the Saturday evening of the conference. We hope that all our attendees will enjoy these opportunities, as well as the busy, bustling city life of historic Oxford.