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

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Heather Hopkins et al

The influence of the dyers’ craft on experimental context: investigating the affect of metals in the dyeing industry of Pompeii Heather Hopkins, Katrin Kania, Sabine Ringenberg The manufacturing apparatus of Pompeii survived the volcanic eruption in AD79 in situ, allowing a reconstruction of workshops and industries. This, in turn, allows an understanding of Pompeii’s scale … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Mike Charles et al

Some like it hot: the effects of charring on crop remains Mike Charles, Glynis Jones, Emily Forster, Michael Wallace, Nick Fieller and Eleanor Stillman The preservation of plant remains by charring is one of the major sources of information regarding the economy and environment of the past.  However, despite the importance of charring to archaeobotanical … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Harry Lerner

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Raw material inter- and intra-type variability as a factor in use-wear formation: an experimental example from the Northwestern New Mexico. Dr Harry J Lerner Department of Anthropology, Brandon University, Canada. Quantitative approaches to archaeological use-wear analysis have been around for almost fifty years.  During this time at … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Leore Grosman and Gonen Sharon

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Can it be natural? The application of experimental data and 3D scanning to the study of Acheulian bifaces and the accumulation processes of their knapping by-products Leore Grosman & Gonen Sharon The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Abstract: The results of a study applying 3D scanning and morphological … Continue reading

3rd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Harry Lerner

From the 3rd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Edinburgh, 2008. Digital Imaging and GIS Analysis of Experimental and Archaeological Use-Wear Accrual Patterns: A New Integrated Methodology. Dr. Harry J. Lerner Experimentation in archaeology should involve the experimental testing of not only new hypotheses but new methodologies as well.  This is especially true in the field of use-wear … Continue reading

3rd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Heather Hopkins

From the 3rd Experimental Archaeology Conference, 15th to 16th November 2008, Edinburgh University. Experience versus Experiment: differing disciplines’ definitions leading to the answering of ‘unanswerable’ questions, a case-study using Roman dyeing Heather Hopkins Bradford University The scale of manufacture in Roman Pompeii has been subject to fierce debate. Moeller (1976) concluded that the dyeing industry … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Heather Hopkins

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Using Experimental Archaeology to answer the unanswerable: A case study using Roman Dyeing Heather Hopkins MA, Bradford University, Bradford, England The scale of manufacture in Roman Pompeii has been subject to fierce debate. Moeller (1976) concluded that the dyeing industry had created a surplus for export. Jongman … Continue reading