Program for the 10th Experimental Archaeology Conference

We are really excited to be able to present you with the following program for the 10th international Experimental Archaeology Conference, at Leiden University. Exarc is hosting the main website, where you can find full details for the conference including how to register for the conference.

Last updated 14 December 2016.

Thursday 20 April 2017
(Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University / City Hall Leiden)

08:00h Registration
09:00h Opening by Prof Dr van Gijn, Leiden University (NL) and Prof. Dr Schindler, EXARC Chair (US)
09:15h Session 1 – Key note speeches:
09:15h The Gislinge Boat Open Source Project: reconstructing a medieval boat in a digital age, by Martin Rodevad Dael and Tríona Sørensen, Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde (DK)
See Abstract
09:50h TBA by Prof. Dr van Gijn, Leiden University (NL)
10:30h Coffee & Tea
10:45h Session 2 – Papers (15 min)
10:45h 3: PAPER – (Re)constructing early medieval roundhouses: entangling yourself in history, archaeology, ethnology and experimental archaeology, by Prof Aidan O’Sullivan, Brendan O’Neill, Dr Eileen Reilly, UCD School of Archaeology, and UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture, University College Dublin (IE)
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11:00h 4: PAPER – Learning it the hard way: insights in Continental turf building techniques, by Daniel Postma, Archaeo Build / University of Groningen (NL)
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11:15h 5: PAPER – Some aspects of reconstructing bronze working technologies in the context of Eastern Baltic Bronze Age archaeology problems, by Dr. hist. Artūrs Tomsons, Latvian National History Museum (LV)
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11:30h 6: PAPER – Hardening small metal-working tools, by Prof. Jonathan Thornton, Buffalo State College (US)
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11:45h 7: PAPER – From Galena to Silver 2.0. New results of an experimental research, by Luca Bartoni MA, Yuri Godino MA, University of Siena, Lorenzo Teppati Losè MA, ARES-Archeologia, Reenactment e Storia (IT)
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12:00h 8: PAPER – Where have all the moulds gone? A detailed investigation of early medieval bi-valve clay moulds, by Brendan O’Neill, Assistant Director of the Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture, University College Dublin (IE)
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Session 2 – Posters (5 min)
12:15h 9: POSTER – From iron fragments to helmet: An attempt to recreate Vendel period helmet from Grobin (Seeburg), by Artis Aboltins, independent researcher (LV)
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12:20h 10: POSTER – Manufacture of Roman silver coinage AD193-260, by Nicola George, University of Liverpool (UK)
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12:25h 11: POSTER – The Marks of Metal: An experimental project using microwear analysis to investigate prehistoric amber beads from North Holland, by Matilda Sebire MA, Leiden University (NL)
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12:30h 12: POSTER – It’s complicated: an experimental approach towards understanding the production sequence of dark-patinated copper alloys from the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age
Marianne Talma (MA), Ruhr University Bochum (DE)
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12:35h 13: POSTER – Of Fire and Steel: A Case Study on the Blacksmiths Tools from Garton Slack, by Zechariah Jinks-Fredrick, University of Hull, cand. PhD (UK)
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12:40h 14: POSTER – Experimental Grinding Stone Tools in the Plantcult Erc Project, by Antoni Palomo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Danai Chondrou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Maria Bofill, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Hara Procopiou-Abbès, Université Paris 1, Panthéon, Sornonne, Soultana Maria Valamoti, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (ES & GR)
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12:45h 15: POSTER – Palaeolithic complex technology: Comparing three aceramic birch bark tar production methods

Paul Kozowyk, Leiden University (NL), Diederik Pomstra, Het Stenen Tijdperk (NL) & Geeske Langejans, Leiden University (NL) and University of Johannesburg (SA)
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13:00h Lunch, tour through labs
14:00h Session 3 – Papers (15 min)
14:00h 16: PAPER – Did you hear about rolling stones? Experimental approach to lithic tools alteration and its influence in the technological reading, by Javier Baena Preysler, Guillermo Bustos, Concepción Torres Navas, Sara Pérez Díaz, Universidad autónoma de Madrid (ES)
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14:15h 17: PAPER – Providing reliable data for studying the performance of lithic projectile points through experimentation. A case of late Palaeolithic swiderian points from central Europe, by Kamil Serwatka, PhD student, Wrocław University (PL)
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14:30h 18: PAPER – From notches to combat. Experimental Archaeology and Use-wear Analysis applied to the reconstruction of prehistoric swordsmanship

Valerio Gentile, Leiden University (NL)
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14:45h 19: PAPER – Animal teeth in a Late Mesolithic woman’s grave, reconstructed as a a rattling ornament on a baby pouch

Riitta Rainio (FI) and Annemies Tamboer (NL)
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15:00h 20: PAPER – Ashes to Ashes: Using Modern Analogues to Identify Fuels from the Past

Gregg Griffin, University of Bradford (UK)

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15:15h 21: PAPER – Experimental Archaeometallurgy of Early-Middle Bronze Age Cyprus: pilot experiments of copper smelting at Pyrgos-Mavroraki

Marco Romeo Pitone, Newcastle University (UK); Centro Studi di Preistoria e Archeologia, Milano; Centro di Archeologia Sperimentale Antiquitates, Blera (IT)

See Abstract

Session 3 – Posters (5 min)
15:30h 22: POSTER – Chalcolithic flint hammers? Testing the hypothesis through experiments and micro-wear investigations, by Diana-Măriuca Vornicu, Institute of Archaeology, Iași, Romanian Academy (RO)
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15:35h 23: POSTER – Functional studies of Neolithic stone axes and adzes. Experimental program and archaeological applications, by Antoni Palomo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Alba Masclans, Universitat de Girona-CSIC-IMF (ES)
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15:40h 24: POSTER – Spades, hearts and flowers… How to use a Levallois point? Testing three functional hypothesis by employing a multi-sets experimental programme, by Alice La Porta, University of Exeter, University of Reading (UK)
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15:45h 25: POSTER – Communicating experimental archaeology to the public: The Time Maps project experience, by Dragos Gheorghiu, Doctoral School, National University of Arts in Bucharest (RO)
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15:50h 26: POSTER – On the origin of the plane: The reconstruction of the multipurpose adze – a practical approach to Graeco-Roman woodworking tools, by Rüdiger Schwarz, BA MA, Römerkastell Saalburg (DE)
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15:55h 27: POSTER – Using experiment to determine the sex of hand images in Palaeolithic Art, by Anthony Sinclair (University of Liverpool), Jason Hall (University of Liverpool), Emma Nelson (University of Liverpool) & Patrick Randolph-Quinney (University of Central Lancashire)(UK)
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16:00h 28: POSTER – New grounds: ”Archaeobeekeeping“

Dr. Sonja Guber, Immenzit (DE)
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16:15h End / leaving the building
17:00h Reception offered by Leiden municipality (at City Hall Leiden)
19:00h Dinner (own booking required, we suggest www.hollebollegijs-leiden.nl)

 

Friday 21 April 2017
(Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University)

08:00h Registration
9:00h Session 4 – Papers (15 min)
9:00h 29: PAPER – From Little Seeds Grow Mighty Trees: Reflections on Experimental Archaeology in College Classrooms, by Tim Messner, Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Potsdam (US)
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9:15h 30: PAPER – Learning To Recreate, Recreating To Learn. Teaching Experimental Archaeology, by Beatriz Comendador, Grupo de Estudos de Arqueoloxía, Antigüidade e Territorio (GEAAT), Universidade de Vigo (ES), Aaron Lackinger, Máster Student Universidad de Granada/Grupo de Estudos de Arqueoloxía, Antigüidade e Territorio (GEAAT), Universidade de Vigo (ES), Elin Figueiredo, CENIMAT/i3N, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, (PT), Grupo de Estudos de Arqueoloxía, Antigüidade e Territorio (GEAAT), Universidade de Vigo (ES)
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9:30h 31: PAPER – Experimental Archaeology as Applied Archaeology: Using Food to Close the Gap, by Prof. Dr Bill Schindler, Washington College, MD (US)
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9:45h 32: PAPER – Digital Experimentation: Combining New Technologies and Practical Experience for a Revolutionary Interpretation, by Prof. Dr John L. Seidel, Washington College, MD (US)
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10:00h 33: PAPER – The experimental building of a wooden watch-tower in the Carolingian Southern frontier

Imma Ollich, Albert Pratdesaba, Montserrat de Rocafiguera, Maria Ocaña and David Serrat (ES)
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Session 4 – Posters (5 min)
10:15h 34: POSTER – Using experiment to enhance undergraduate academic research skills, by Anthony Sinclair & Jason Hall, University of Liverpool (UK)
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10:20h 35: POSTER – Popularization and experiment in Prehistoric Village, Pilsen (Czech Republic), by Eliska Ventrubova & Jaroslav Novak (CZ)
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10:25h 36: POSTER – Silk, Teutonic Great Masters, reconstructions, by Prof. Dr Małgorzata Grupa, Instytut Archeologii UMK, Toruń (PL)

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10:30h 37: POSTER – Making medieval food: Experimental archaeology as experiential learning, by Scott D. Stull PhD, Department of Anthropology, Ithaca College, New York (US)
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10:35h 38: POSTER – Prosthesis in the Long 19th Century, by Charlotte Waller-Cotterhill, University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology (UK)
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10:45h Coffee & Tea
11:00h Session 5 – Papers (15 min)
11:00h 39: PAPER – Experimental crop cultivation on salt marshes, by Mans Schepers, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, Terp Research Group (NL)
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11:15h 40: PAPER – Middle Palaeolithic weaponry experiments: throwing vs. thrusting stone-tipped wooden spears, by Alice La Porta, University of Exeter, University of Reading (UK)
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11:30h 41: PAPER – Can the processed bones help reconfigure cultural identities? Experimental and archaeological data, by Monica Mărgărit, Universitatea Valahia din Târgoviște, Facultatea de Științe Umaniste (RO)
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11:45h 42: PAPER – Hide Processing in Prehistory, an experimental approach to prehistoric tanning technologies, by Theresa Emmerich Kamper PhD, University of Exeter (UK)
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12:00h 43: PAPER – Testing the accuracy of clinical imaging for wrapped animal mummies: an experiential approach, by Dr Stephanie Atherton-Woolham (Manchester Museum) and Dr Lidija M. McKnight, KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, University of Manchester (UK)
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Session 5 – Posters (5 min)
12:15h 44: POSTER – Popularisation of archaeological reconstructions with the public. Modern fashion straight from a grave, by Dawid Grupa, Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (PL)
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12:20h 45: POSTER – From green skin to saving a skin, using hot rock technology to process cow hide to make a shield, by Sally Herriett, University of Bristol (UK)
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12:25h 46: POSTER – ‘Re-rolling’ a mummy: an experimental spectacle, by Dr Lidija M. McKnight, KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, University of Manchester, Dr Stephanie Atherton-Woolham (Manchester Museum) and Campbell Price, the University of Manchester (UK)
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12:30h 47: POSTER – An experimental approach to the analysis of morphological features on archaeobotanical carbonized barley grain kernels

Linda Smit, Groningen University (NL)
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12:35h 48: POSTER – Understanding the Archeological Record: Reconstructing a Warp-Weighted Loom, by Tena Karavidović, Centar za eksperimentalnu arheologiju & Dr. sc. Tajana Sekelj Ivančan, Institut za arheologiju, Zagreb (HR)
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12:40h 49: POSTER – Really Slow Food: Prehistoric Processing of the Eastern Black Walnut, by Eden Kloetzli, Washington College (US)
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12:45h 50: POSTER – The production of combs and their life biography, by Nathalie Pil MA (VUB), (BE)
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12:50h 51: POSTER – Determining Time and Material Cost of Reed Boat Construction in the Mid-Atlantic, by Pamela Holland, Washington College (US)
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13:00h Lunch, tour through labs
14:00h Session 6 – Papers (15 min)
14:00h 52: PAPER – Experiment on Roman Cremation Burial from Viminacium, by Milica Tapavički-Ilić, Ph.D., Institute of Archaeology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (RS)
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14:15h 53: PAPER – Kicking Ash – Thoughts following a pilot experiment with a Viking Era bead furnace, by Neil Peterson (CA)
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14:30h 54: PAPER – Scientific profit through daily routine: examples from a 9th century potter’s workshop as presented in “Campus Galli”, a medieval construction site in Southern Germany, by Martin Rogier M.A. and Dr. Hannes Napierala (DE)
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14:45h 55: PAPER – Relight my fire. The experimental reconstruction of Roman heating tiles (tubuli) based on archaeological evidence, by Tim Clerbaut, Ghent University (BE)
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15:00h 56: PAPER – Will We Ever Be Able To Reconstruct Prehistoric Pottery Production Processes – The Role Of Experiments, by Andreja Kudelić, Institute of archaeology/Center for experimental archaeology, Zagreb (HR)
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Session 6 – Posters (5 min)
15:15h 57: POSTER – Of kilns and fuels. Experimental and ethnoarchaeological approaches to Chalcolithic pottery technology, by Felix Adrian Tencariu, ‘Alexandru I. Cuza’ University of Iaşi (RO)
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15:20h 58: POSTER – Ethnoarchaeological consideration of tandirs (oven) from Gabala region (North-west part of Azerbaijan), by Jeyhun Eminli (PhD), Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (AZ)
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15:25h 59: POSTER – The Many Uses of Experiment in the Investigation of Erasmus’ Bonnet, by Geeske Kruseman (NL)
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15:30h 60: POSTER – Prehistoric Dances – Possibilities of Reconstruction, by Ivana Turčin, Center for experimental archaeology, Zagreb (HR)
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15:35h 61: POSTER – The freshwater bivalves and the Eneolithic community from Sultana-Malu Roșu site (5th millennium BC, Romania). Experimental researches, by Valentin Radu, Adrian Bălășescu, Cătălin Lazăr, Muzeul Național de Istorie a României, București (RO)
See Abstract
15:45h Coffee & Tea
16:00h  Session 7 – Papers (15 min)
16:00h 62: PAPER – The effect of discipline bias on the accuracy of reconstruction: a case study of dyeing in Pompeii, by Heather Hopkins (UK)
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16:15h 63: PAPER – Sharing the knowledge: collaboration between prehistoric experimental archaeology and primitive technologists, by Natalya Solodenko, The Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University, Michael Khorosh, Semion Smetanikov and Evgeny Gasin, all three: the Jerusalem Traditional Archery Club (IL)
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16:30h 64: PAPER – Experimental Archaeology: the scope and scale of experimental archaeology, by Dr Linda Hurcombe, University of Exeter (UK)
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16:45h Conclusion of the conference
17:00h EXARC Annual General Meeting (all welcome)
Demonstrations in the hall (for non members)
18:00h Pizza night & drinks, indoor demonstrations
21:00h End

 

Saturday 22 April 2017

Excursion day (separate booking required, maximum 60 people)
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08:30h Coach leaves
10:30h Arrival at the Prehistorisch Dorp with coffee & tea, welcome by the Museum Director, Dr Ward Rennen
11:00h Guided tour, workshops & demonstrations
13:00h Lunch
14:30h Departure from Eindhoven to Vlaardingen
16:00h Arrival at Vlaardingen with coffee, guided tour & small program
18:00h Departure to Leiden
18:45h Arrival in Leiden
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