9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Aprile et al

Daub in Prehistoric Structures: first results of the Experimental Project Giorgia Aprile (Università di Foggia), Kati Caruso (Università di Palermo), Alessandro Peinetti (Università di Montpellier) & Claudia Speciale (Università del Salento) The experimental project, started during the spring of 2014, was born to test daub variability and to furnish diagnostic elements for its identification in … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Winter

The Construction of Prototype Neolithic Houses for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre Luke Winter The Ancient Technology Centre In 2013/14 The Ancient Technology Centre was commissioned by English Heritage to build a number of Neolithic structures at the newly opened Stonehenge Visitor Centre based on evidence for buildings from the nearby excavated site at Durrington Walls. … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Barbaro et al

Firing the earth: experimental reconstruction of an ancient Neolithic underground oven Cecilia Conati Barbaro, Vanessa Forte & Alberto Rossi Sapienza Università di Roma & Università di Macerata This work presents the experimental reconstruction of an ancient Neolithic underground oven. We performed this experiment in order to understand the timing, methods, tools and difficulties in the … 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 poster – Grigsby

Ancient Technology Centre copyright Paul Grigsby

The Demands Of The Neolithic Houses At Durrington Walls: Time, Resources And Landscape Paul Grigsby The Ancient Technology Centre Durrington Walls has been identified as the location for the homes of the builders of Stonehenge. In 2004-7 The Riverside Project unearthed the footprints of buildings which have given us an insight into the lives of … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Clarke and Inwood

Cremation in Irish Neolothic tombs copyright Clarke and Inwood

Creation and Cremation: Understanding ritual use of Neolithic material culture of the Irish passage tomb tradition in relation to the cremation process Tara Clarke & Niall Inwood University College Dublin During the Irish Neolithic the primary form of burial practice is cremation. Associated with this practice from c.3300-2700 is the construction and primary use of … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Wickenden

Making pots that fail: The thermal resistance of large crushed angular quartz tempered pottery, with reference to the early British south west Neolithic Angela Wickenden University of Exeter This paper presents an early, recently designated, regional Neolithic pottery fabric from southwest Britain, restricted to Devon and Cornwall. It represents the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition. This fabric, which … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Vassanelli et al

The production of steatite ornaments during the pre-protohistoric period in Tuscany A Vassanelli, E Adami, C Petrinelli Pannocchia & N Visintin University of Pisa Data from the analysis of the artefacts found in many pre-protohistoric sites in Tuscany are used as the foundation for an experimental project aimed at improving our knowledge on techniques that … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Gilhooly and O’Neill

Working with Felsite: An Experimental Approach to Identify Stone Tool Working on the Shetland Islands Bernard Gilhooly & Brendan O’Neill University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland During the Shetland Islands’ Neolithic period, polished stone axes, adzes and knives were produced from dyke sourced felsite. In June 2013, a field survey team, headed by Professor … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Dyer and Fibiger

Knocking Heads: a smashing investigation of the Thames Beater Meaghan Dyer & Linda Fibiger School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, UK A notable level of inter-personal violence characterized the Early Neolithic in Britain, though the context and mechanism of this violence is often heavily disputed. Much of the trauma record from this … Continue reading