9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Krzyżanowska and Frankiewicz

Production of glass beads in open hearth based on findings from Ribe (early medieval) Marta Krzyżanowska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland) and Mateusz Frankiewicz (Experimental Archaeology Laboratory, Poland) There are several theories in archaeological literature of how the glass beads were made. In many publications and during archaeological festivals there are tendency to use clay furnaces … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Thornton

Keeping it simple: Low technology glass bead production in the African context Jonathan Thornton Buffalo State University The making of glass and glass beads has often been represented as requiring technological sophistication. Partly because of these assumptions, almost all glass beads excavated in Iron Age contexts in South Africa (those found at the Mapungubwe site, … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Vassanelli et al

The production of steatite ornaments during the pre-protohistoric period in Tuscany A Vassanelli, E Adami, C Petrinelli Pannocchia & N Visintin University of Pisa Data from the analysis of the artefacts found in many pre-protohistoric sites in Tuscany are used as the foundation for an experimental project aimed at improving our knowledge on techniques that … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Day

Shaping Shale: experimental production of prehistoric beads and armlets Alice Rose Day University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, Ceredigion SA48 7ED, UK Shale is a rock found throughout Britain, and a variety of functional and ornamental artefacts have been discovered at a great many prehistoric and Romano-British archaeological sites. Denford (2000) has studies … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Baysal

Making a Neolithic bead: from procurement to use Emma Baysal British Institute at Ankara, Ankara, 06700, Turkey In exploring the Neolithic period in Anatolia the social and economic changes that accompanied the beginning of specialized craft production have become an increasingly important theme. The manufacture of beads from stone proliferated during the Neolithic period, however … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Sean Rice

Poster presentation: The Worked Bone from the Links of Noltland Sean Rice Cardiff University Containing a rich and diverse range of archaeological remains, the Links of Noltland, a 2.5 hectare site situated on the exposed north coast of the island of Westray, represents one of the most complete early prehistoric sites yet found in Orkney.  … Continue reading

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Esme Hammerle

From the 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York, 2012. A matter of microns: reverse engineering of Egyptian Faience manufacture Esme A. Hammerle School of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology, University of Liverpool, UK Faience is considered to be the first ‘high-tech’ non-clay ceramic and has been produced for over 5,000 years. However, a ‘true’ replica of this … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Alice Choyke and Paul Duffy

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Time and enhanced value: the use life of bone beads Alice Choyke(1) & Paul Duffy(2) (1) Central European University and (2) University of Michigan The length of time objects are used is an extremely difficult thing to measure on archaeological objects. Separating and assessing intensity of use, … Continue reading