9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Clarke and Inwood

Creation and Cremation: Understanding ritual use of Neolithic material culture of the Irish passage tomb tradition in relation to the cremation process Tara Clarke & Niall Inwood University College Dublin During the Irish Neolithic the primary form of burial practice is cremation. Associated with this practice from c.3300-2700 is the construction and primary use of … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Inall and Sewpaul

An Experimental Archaeology Project Examining the Manufacture and Efficacy of Iron Age Bone Spearheads Yvonne Inall (University of Hull) & Naomi Sewpaul (University of Bradford) In Britain bone spearheads were in use from the Palaeolithic until at least the Iron Age (IA). This prolonged usage indicates these were effective weapons and form part of the … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Orłowska

Drilling through antler with wooden and bone drill bits: first observations and conclusions Justyna Orłowska Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń From the Stone Age comes a whole range of various kinds of artifacts made of antler (e.g. axes, hammer-adzes), distinguished by a presence of a large hole (diameter over 2 cm) in their structure. With … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Dyer and Fibiger

Knocking Heads: a smashing investigation of the Thames Beater Meaghan Dyer & Linda Fibiger School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, UK A notable level of inter-personal violence characterized the Early Neolithic in Britain, though the context and mechanism of this violence is often heavily disputed. Much of the trauma record from this … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Smith

Fantastic Plastic? Investigating the potential of polyurethane bone substitutes in ballistic experiments. Martin Smith Bournemouth University, UK Recent years have seen growing interest in the study of weapon related trauma to the skeleton in archaeological samples and forensic casework. In order to recognise particular types of trauma accurately, comparisons need to be made with experimentally … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Orłowska and Osipowicz

Methods of using antler hammer adzes in Mesolithic Justyna Orłowska & Grzegorz Osipowicz Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Szosa Bydgoska 44/48, 87-100 Toruń, Poland A PDF of this poster is available to download here. The occurrence of antler artefacts on prehistoric European archaeological sites is one of the most interesting evidence of … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Justyna Orłowska

Poster presentation: Methods of drilling holes in prehistoric artefacts made of antler  – an experimental and use-wear study. Justyna Orłowska Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń (Poland) A PDF of this poster, copyright of the author, is available to download. The occurrence of antler artefacts on prehistoric European archaeological sites is one of the … 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

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Christophe Snoeck

A Burning Question: Structural and Isotopic Studies of Cremated Bone in Archaeological Contexts Christophe Snoeck Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford Of the various burial practices used by humans, cremation is one of the most common; both nowadays and historically. Since 2001, cremated bone fragments are radiocarbon dated and … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Luc Doyon

Contribution of tool curation in the morphometric variability of Aurignacian projectile points made of antler Luc Doyon Département d’Anthropologie, Université de Montréal In the last two decades, the study of prehistoric technologies has relied on the concept of the “chaîne opératoire”(production sequence) developed by the anthropologist Pierre Lemonnier (1976). The use of this concept has … Continue reading