9th Experimental Archaeology Conference key note – Schindler

Experimental archaeology, and the value of authentic learning experiences in Higher Education pedagogy Bill Schindler Washington College, Chestertown University classroom instruction has traditionally relied upon static teaching and learning strategies where students remain seated and are expected to “absorb” information. Students are then assessed through exams where they regurgitate information in a written format. Engaging, … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Jodi Flores

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Experimental archaeology as scientific practice: 1796 to present Jodi Flores Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter This paper discusses how experimentation in archaeology rose in popularity as the wider discipline became more systematic and science oriented, and how the popularity of experimental archaeology has fluctuated several times … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Rob Hosfield et al

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Integrating universities, heritage organisations and experimental sites Rob Hosfield(1), Martin Bell(1), Wendy Matthews(1), Alex Brown(1), Rowena Banerjea(1) & Stephen Nortcliff(2) 1) Department of Archaeology, University of Reading and 2) Department of Geography & Environmental Science, University of Reading This poster details the results of a workshop, held … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Roeland Paardekooper

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Developing scientific approaches in experimental archaeology, any possibility? Roeland Paardekooper Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter The amount of archaeological experiments done and documented is very large and goes through all ages, materials and techniques. Over a period of 150 years, well structured experiments have given food … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Cordula Hansen

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. “Umha Aois/The Bronze Age 4,000 Years On” – Experiment and Experience Cordula Hansen, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland This presentation will introduce the Umha Aois experimental bronze casting project, which was founded in 1995 by a group of artists and archaeologists in Ireland. The project’s contribution … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Carolyn Forrest

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Where did it all begin? Experimental Archaeology from the 19th to the mid 20th Century Carolyn Forrest MA, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland  This paper will explore the early history of experimental archaeology from the nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century.  It will show that, far … Continue reading

1st Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Roeland Paardekooper

From the 1st Experimental Archaeology Conference, London, 2006. Practicabilities of experiments in archaeology Roeland Paardekooper EXARC, European Association for Archaeological Open Air Centres Canadastraat 21, NL 5651 CE Eindhoven, the Netherlands Once you have set up a structure for an experiment, you need to know which steps to take to for others to be able … Continue reading