9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Freeman and Watts

Understanding Iron Age construction techniques through the reconstruction of ‘Great’ roundhouses David Freeman and Ryan Watts Butser Ancient Farm The ‘Great’ roundhouses of the Wessex Culture are a short-lived phenomenon found only  during the middle Iron Age in Britain. These large structures are fine examples of the building abilities and technologies used by Iron Age … 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

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