Friday 10th January 2014
9:50 Session 1
9:50 Measurement of Earth Circumference using only materials and techniques available to Neolithic peoples. James Bailie Russell (IE). Read the abstract.
10:10 Demonstration of a Full Scale Egyptian Pulley. Stephen Blakely & Gregory Blakely (US). Read the abstract.
10:30 Fantastic Plastic? Investigating the potential of polyurethane bone substitutes in ballistic experiments. Martin Smith (UK). Read the abstract.
11:40 Session 2
11:40 Quantification of surface wear on experimental obsidian blades: First results of the Ancient Maya Blood-letting Project. W. James Stemp & Mason Andruskiewicz (US). Read the abstract.
12:00 Getting hammered: An analysis of comparative wear on Late Bronze Age hammers and modern replicas. Elpidia Giovanna Fregni (UK). Read the abstract.
12:20 Knocking Heads: a smashing investigation of the Thames Beater. Meaghan Dyer & Linda Fibiger (UK). Read the abstract.
16:30 Session 3
16:30 Stone vase manufacture in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age: an experimental approach E. Morero, H. Procopiou, R. Vargiolu & H. Zahouani (UK). Read the abstract.
16:50 A Cautionary tale: experimental evidence for ceramic shape uniformity through culturally distinct motor traditions. Enora Gandon, Reinoud J. Bootsma, John Endler & Leore Grosman (IL). Read the abstract.
17:10 The minimum extraction technique: Applying optically stimulated luminescence dating to ceramic objects housed in museum collections. Amber Hood & Jean-Luc Schwenninger (UK). Read the abstract.
Saturday 11th January 2014
9:40 Session 4, Chair Jacqui Mulville
9:40 Working with Felsite: An Experimental Approach to Identify Stone Tool Working on the Shetland Islands. Bernard Gilhooly & Brendan O’Neill (IE). Read the abstract.
10:00 Lower Paleolithic bipolar reduction and hominin selection of quartz at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: what’s the connection? Metin I. Eren & Alia N. Gurtov (US). Read the abstract.
10:20 The carburization of iron objects in a pottery kiln. Adrian Wrona (PL). Read the abstract.
13:50 Session 5
13:50 Integrating experimental archaeology in organic residue analysis of potter. David T. Altoft, Yastami Nishida, Karine Taché & Oliver E. Craig (UK). Read the abstract.
14:10 An Experimental Approach to Studying the Decoration Technology of Pottery. Golnaz Hossein Mardi (CA). Read the abstract.
14:30 Experiments with aceramic birch bark tar extraction. Tine Schenck & Peter Groom (UK). Read the abstract.