9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Warren and Murphy

“buildingmesolithic”: recent experimental reconstructions of Mesolithic houses in Ireland Graeme Warren and John Murphy University College Dublin This paper reviews two recent experimental archaeological reconstructions of Mesolithic houses in Ireland. Both houses were based closely on the ground plan of the first known Mesolithic site in Ireland, Mt Sandel, excavated by Prof. Peter Woodman (Woodman … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Gilhooly

A Study of Prehistoric Irish Shale and Porcellanite Axes/Adzes through Experimentation, Quantification and Comparative Analysis Bernard Gilhooly University College Dublin This paper will discuss the methodological approaches currently being applied to the analysis of particular lithologies of prehistoric Irish axes/adzes and the range of skill sets developed to accomplish this. As part of an ongoing … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Ospowicz

Mesolithic “curved knives” from Polish Lowland. Remarks from use wear analysis and experimental studies Grzegorz Osipowicz Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Szosa Bydgoska 44/48, 87-100 Toruń, Poland A PDF of this poster is available to download here. Based on experimental studies and microscopic observations, usewear research aims to establish a functional classification … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Orłowska and Osipowicz

Methods of using antler hammer adzes in Mesolithic Justyna Orłowska & Grzegorz Osipowicz Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Szosa Bydgoska 44/48, 87-100 Toruń, Poland A PDF of this poster is available to download here. The occurrence of antler artefacts on prehistoric European archaeological sites is one of the most interesting evidence of … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Svein Vatsvåg Nielsen

Lithic experiments in rescue archaeology – a case from Southern Norway Svein Vatsvåg Nielsen Archaeology in Norway is development-led. Through the Cultural Heritage Act, no development initiatives can proceed without archaeological surveys in the areas, which are performed by the County Council. All monuments and other traces of people predating 1537 are legally protected in … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Bernard Gilhooly

Neither Rough nor Tuff; an Experimental Approach to Understanding the Durability of Prehistoric Irish Shale Axes Bernard Gilhooly University College Dublin, School of Archaeology Shale was the second most popular lithology used in Irish prehistory for the production of axeheads (Cooney & Mandal, forthcoming). Yet, as a fine-grained sedimentary stone, there have been questions about … Continue reading