Details for the 9th Experimental Archaeology Conference confirmed

We are pleased to announce that the details for the 9th Experimental Archaeology Conference have been confirmed. Information will be published here as it becomes available, and on this year’s hosts UCD’s conference website. DETAILS In 2015 the 9th Experimental Archaeology Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland for the first time. This event will … Continue reading

Travel to and around the 9th Experimental Archaeology Conference

Along with the details of the conference, the organisers have compiled some information on getting to and around the area of the conference: Getting to University College Dublin (UCD) – Belfield Campus Help getting to UCD can be found here and you can also use UCD’s hit the road service providing routes from anywhere in … Continue reading

Finding accomodation at the 9th Experimental Archaeology Conference

Along with the details of the conference, the organisers have compiled some information on accommodation available in the area of the conference: There are a range of Dublin city accommodation options in the vicinity of the University and also close to the city centre that you can explore here and a selection of budget hotels … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference key note – Schindler

Experimental archaeology, and the value of authentic learning experiences in Higher Education pedagogy Bill Schindler Washington College, Chestertown University classroom instruction has traditionally relied upon static teaching and learning strategies where students remain seated and are expected to “absorb” information. Students are then assessed through exams where they regurgitate information in a written format. Engaging, … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Fitch

Half Baked: can the experimental process help us towards a reconstruction of medieval bread? Richard Fitch Hampton Court Palace For over 20 years now Historic Royal Palaces have been at the forefront of historic food reconstruction with their historic cookery events at Hampton Court Palace. As with many similar projects and re-enactments across the country, … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – D’Oronzo

Experimental replicas of cooking platforms: hypotheses on making procedures and use C. D’Oronzo Università del Salento Several hearths structures – better defined as cooking platforms – were found during the archaeological investigations of Central and Southern Italian sites pertaining to the Bronze Age settlements; they were identified especially in the multi-activities open spaces and inside … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Dennis and Freer

Viking platters and baking plates: experimental manufacture and use Ian Dennis and Clara Freer Cardiff University This paper discusses and expands, using experimental work, research by Dr. Alan Lane on Hebridean Viking/Norse ceramics, and in particular probable baking plates from the site of Bornais, South Uist, Western Isles. It has been demonstrated by Lane (2013) … Continue reading