9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Mowat and Whately

The Hatra Ballista: a Case Study in Experiential Learning and Experimental Archaeology at the Undergraduate Level  Alistair Mowat (University of Manitoba) & Conor Whately (University of Winnipeg) The pedagogical value of experiential learning is well-established, and has long been embraced in any number of academic fields, though rarely in Classics or Classical Archaeology as taught … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Clifton

It’s Getting Hot in Here: living conditions in a Neolithic building reconstruction Briony Storm Clifton The Ancient Technology Centre The reconstruction of a stake-walled Late Neolithic building by The Ancient Technology and Centre and English Heritage in 2013 provided a unique opportunity to investigate the properties of these types of buildings through practical methods. One … 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 poster – Cassidy and Fernstrom

Grange Stone Circle Acoustics: “If only those stones could speak!” Tom Cassidy (Limerick City & County Council) & Mikael Fernstrom (University of Limerick) Grange Stone Circle, in the western part of the archaeological landscape that surrounds Lough Gur, Co. Limerick, consists of a circle of upright stones which, for the most part, are fitted close … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – McAleely

The experimental recreation of an ancient Egyptian garland and its interpretation derived from two types of knowledge; practical knowledge (savoir faire) and factual knowledge (connaissance) Sally McAleely University College London This paper will discuss how experimental archaeology and two different types of knowledge, namely savoir faire and connaissance, can be used together to inform and … 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

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Matt Austin

Poster presentation: From Mead to Snakebite: An ethnographic study of modern British University sports team drinking culture and its parallels with Viking drinking rituals and consumption Matt Austin Cardiff University A PDF of this poster, copyright of the author, is available to download. In this paper modern British University sports team drinking culture is used … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Mary Ellen Crothers

How warm was an Anglo-Saxon house? Testing reconstructed buildings and unravelling myths of Dark-Age discomfort: A case study at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village. Mary Ellen Crothers West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village. It has long been assumed that Anglo-Saxon Sunken Featured Buildings had pits underneath the floors of their living spaces to maintain heat within the house … 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