3rd Conference, Edinburgh University, 2008

The 2008 Experimental Archaeology Conference was hosted by Edinburgh University and the Scottish Crannog Centre on the 15th and 16th November. The conference consisted of a day of oral papers followed by a trip to the Crannog Centre on Loch Tay.

Conference organisers were Dr Gordon Thomas, Mr Graham Ritchie, Ms Lizzie  Cory-Lopez,  and Mr Riley Snyder.

Key Themes:

  • The role of experiment in archaeological interpretation and research.
  • Understanding technology in ancient society.
  • The role of experiment in public archaeology and “Living archaeology” centres: the case for greater academic involvement
  • Case studies of current projects

A list of papers and, where available, abstracts can be found here.

A conference review published in EuroREA is available here.

A publication arising from the conference is currently being compiled and it is hoped will be finalised in 2012.


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