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

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Aprile et al

Daub in Prehistoric Structures: first results of the Experimental Project Giorgia Aprile (Università di Foggia), Kati Caruso (Università di Palermo), Alessandro Peinetti (Università di Montpellier) & Claudia Speciale (Università del Salento) The experimental project, started during the spring of 2014, was born to test daub variability and to furnish diagnostic elements for its identification in … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Warren and Murphy

“buildingmesolithic”: recent experimental reconstructions of Mesolithic houses in Ireland Graeme Warren and John Murphy University College Dublin This paper reviews two recent experimental archaeological reconstructions of Mesolithic houses in Ireland. Both houses were based closely on the ground plan of the first known Mesolithic site in Ireland, Mt Sandel, excavated by Prof. Peter Woodman (Woodman … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Winter

The Construction of Prototype Neolithic Houses for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre Luke Winter The Ancient Technology Centre In 2013/14 The Ancient Technology Centre was commissioned by English Heritage to build a number of Neolithic structures at the newly opened Stonehenge Visitor Centre based on evidence for buildings from the nearby excavated site at Durrington Walls. … Continue reading