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 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 – Clerbaut

Roman ceramic building materials (CBMs) as “petrified” witnesses of technical knowhow: an experimental and archaeological approach.’  Tim Clerbaut Ghent University Roman ceramic building materials (CBMs) are an important new innovation within building traditions from Roman times onward. The production, distribution and use of these ceramic materials in the Roman North is currently the subject of … 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 poster – Wickenden

Making pots that fail: The thermal resistance of large crushed angular quartz tempered pottery, with reference to the early British south west Neolithic Angela Wickenden University of Exeter This paper presents an early, recently designated, regional Neolithic pottery fabric from southwest Britain, restricted to Devon and Cornwall. It represents the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition. This fabric, which … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Wrona

The carburization of iron objects in a pottery kiln Adrian Wrona The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, ul. Żeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland Case-hardening was probably the most common way of iron carburization in ancient and medieval times. The procedure however is highly time and fuel-consuming, as attested by descriptions from Theophilus Presbyter or Giambattista … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Hossein Mardi

An Experimental Approach to Studying the Decoration Technology of Pottery Golnaz Hossein Mardi University of Toronto, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2nd floor, Toronto, ON, M5S 1C1, Canada The early Middle Chalcolithic pottery tradition of Seh Gabi Tepe in Iran is called “Dalma tradition” (c. 5000-4800 BC.). Among different types of Dalma pottery, I have focused on … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Hood and Schwenninger

The minimum extraction technique: Applying optically stimulated luminescence dating to ceramic objects housed in museum collections Amber Hood & Jean-Luc Schwenninger Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, UK Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) is one of the most useful and accurate … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Gandon et al.

A Cautionary tale: experimental evidence for ceramic shape uniformity through culturally distinct motor traditions Enora Gandon, Reinoud J. Bootsma, John Endler & Leore Grosman Computerized Archaeology Laboratory, Institute of Archaeology, Mt. Scopus, 91905, Jerusalem, Israel The shape uniformity in ceramic assemblages is classically interpreted as a sign of cultural uniformity e.g. the same production site. … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Altoft et al

Integrating experimental archaeology in organic residue analysis of pottery David T. Altoft, Yastami Nishida, Karine Taché & Oliver E. Craig Department of Archaeology, University of York, The King’s Manor, York, YO1 7EP, UK This paper presents results from extensive organic residue analysis of replica Incipient Jōmon pottery that has informed recently published research (Craig et … Continue reading