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 – 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 poster – Virrus

From experimental archaeology to educational laboraties: an example to analyze local historical processes Giovanni Virrus Independent Researcher Educational laboratories are an excellent tool for primary school children to analyze historical processes in an engaging and effective way. Most of the time, though, these labs deal with global issues and show the main cultural processes that … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Bartholomew

Bronze Age Alcohol Distillation  John Bartholomew Independent Researcher Experimental copies of two artefacts from the Bronze Age have been shown to work as alcohol stills. Both can produce a spirit of around 35% proof from a 12% alcohol fermentation. My aim is to promote the re-examination and possible reinterpretation of objects in existing collections. The … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Flynn

Fulachtaí fia and beer brewing  Gerard Flynn Independent Researcher This presentation will summarise my experimental work and results on beer making in a fulacht fia undertaken as part of my honours thesis in Applied Archaeology at the Institute of Technology (IT) Sligo in 2008. The starting point for my thesis was experimental work undertaken Billy … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Gilhooly

A Study of Prehistoric Irish Shale and Porcellanite Axes/Adzes through Experimentation, Quantification and Comparative Analysis Bernard Gilhooly University College Dublin This paper will discuss the methodological approaches currently being applied to the analysis of particular lithologies of prehistoric Irish axes/adzes and the range of skill sets developed to accomplish this. As part of an ongoing … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Morris et al

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Using 3D Laser Scanning and Experimental Archaeology to Understand Cretan Bronze Age Figurines Christine Morris (Trinity College Dublin), Alan Peatfield (University College Dublin) & Brendan O’Neill (University College Dublin) This story began when a small ceramic cat’s head was excavated, together with hundreds of other figurines, on the … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Molloy and Wisniewski

Look with your eyes, not with your hands? Combining 3D visualisation and kinaesthetic methods for understanding use-wear on prehistoric metalwork Barry Molloy and Mariusz Wisniewski University College Dublin Since the beginnings of Experimental Archaeology, there has been an uneasy tension surrounding the role of the investigator. The scientific ethos of the New Archaeology tradition sought … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Fregni

Inverse segregation: It’s not just for artists any more E. Giovanna Fregni University of Sheffield Surface analysis of ancient bronze objects has always been problematic. Techniques such as portable XRFs are ideal for non-destructive analysis of metal objects, but they have acknowledged limitations. Readings frequently display elevated levels of tin and lead in Late Bronze … Continue reading