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

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

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Hošek et al

Steel carburising in a small shaft furnace: The so-called “Aristotle process”; its possibilities and limitations Jiří Hošek, Ryszard Kaźmierczak, Paweł Kucypera, Maciej Tomaszczyk Nicolaus Copernicus University The so-called “Aristotle furnace” was modernly introduced by L. Sauder and S. Williams(2010), but it had already been described and successfully operated by O. Evenstad (1790) in the 18th … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Inall and Sewpaul

An Experimental Archaeology Project Examining the Manufacture and Efficacy of Iron Age Bone Spearheads Yvonne Inall (University of Hull) & Naomi Sewpaul (University of Bradford) In Britain bone spearheads were in use from the Palaeolithic until at least the Iron Age (IA). This prolonged usage indicates these were effective weapons and form part of the … 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

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Bonnet

Iron Age Technology at Ban Don Ta Phet: The manufacture and use of a protohistoric tool Katie Bonnet University of Exeter This project examines iron implements, labelled as billhooks, found in the protohistoric burial site of Ban Don Ta Phet located in Central Thailand. The site dates from early 4th century B.C.E or early 3rd … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Josefa Rey Castiñeira et al

Poster presentation: Cooking pots or cooking with pots? Experiments with Iron Age portable baking chambers of NW Iberia Josefa Rey Castiñeira, Andrés Teira-Brión, Nuria Calo Ramos, Estevo Amado Rodríguez Study Group for the Prehistory of NW Iberia – University of Santiago de Compostela (GEPN-USC). 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain). A PDF of this poster, copyright … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Estevo Amado Rodríguez

Poster presentation: Acorn bread in Iron Age of NW Iberia. From gathering to baking. Estevo Amado Rodríguez Study Group for the Prehistory of NW Iberia – University of Santiago de Compostela (GEPN-USC) A PDF of this poster, copyright of the author, is available to download here. Strabo’s Geography is one of the main sources that archaeologists … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Colell and Vallès

Poster presentation: CEP: Centre of experimental archaeology in Estinclells (Verdu, Catalonia) Ramon Cardona Colell1 and Josep Pou Vallès2 1Centre d’Estudis Lacetans, 2University of Lleida A PDF of the poster, copyright of the authors, is available to download. The goal of this proposal is to bolster a centre of experimental archaeology, an association dedicated to research … Continue reading