9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Krzyżanowska and Frankiewicz

Production of glass beads in open hearth based on findings from Ribe (early medieval) Marta Krzyżanowska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland) and Mateusz Frankiewicz (Experimental Archaeology Laboratory, Poland) There are several theories in archaeological literature of how the glass beads were made. In many publications and during archaeological festivals there are tendency to use clay furnaces … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Thornton

Keeping it simple: Low technology glass bead production in the African context Jonathan Thornton Buffalo State University The making of glass and glass beads has often been represented as requiring technological sophistication. Partly because of these assumptions, almost all glass beads excavated in Iron Age contexts in South Africa (those found at the Mapungubwe site, … Continue reading

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Esme Hammerle

From the 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York, 2012. A matter of microns: reverse engineering of Egyptian Faience manufacture Esme A. Hammerle School of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology, University of Liverpool, UK Faience is considered to be the first ‘high-tech’ non-clay ceramic and has been produced for over 5,000 years. However, a ‘true’ replica of this … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Paul Nicholson and Caroline Jackson

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Experimental Glassmaking in Egypt Dr. Paul T. Nicholson & Dr. Caroline M. Jackson, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales This paper summarises an attempt to determine whether a reconstruction of a large furnace discovered at Tell el-Amarna in 1993-4 could reach temperatures sufficient to produce glass from local … Continue reading