9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Rifkin

Use of red ochre as an insecticide copyright Riaan Rifkin

EthnOGRAPHIC and experimental perspectives on the efficacy of RED ochre as an INSECT repellent Riaan F. Rifkin University of Bergen, Norway; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa The habitual exploitation of red ochre during the African Middle Stone Age (MSA) has been interpreted as a proxy for the origin of language, as evidence for colour … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Martin

Relevance of the Sequential Experimentation for Quartz Stone Tools Sabine Martin University of Exeter Quartz is one of the most common raw materials used for the myriad stone tools found throughout the Paleolithic and is present in a variety of geological contexts. Its relative abundance and its poor aptitude for controlled knapping procedures especially when … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Inall and Sewpaul

Manufacture and efficacy of bone spears copyright 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 – Torres Navas

Acheulian/mousterian production in Central Iberia Concepción Torres Navas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) & Javier Baena Preysler (Campus Cantoblanco – 28049 Madrid) In contrast with Upper Paleolithic studies, the analysis of skill in the lithic production in the study of Lower and Middle Paleolithic assemblages are scarce. In the majority of the contributions, the deficiencies and … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Orłowska

Drilling through antler with wooden and bone drill bits: first observations and conclusions Justyna Orłowska Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń From the Stone Age comes a whole range of various kinds of artifacts made of antler (e.g. axes, hammer-adzes), distinguished by a presence of a large hole (diameter over 2 cm) in their structure. With … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Eren and Gurtov

Lower Paleolithic bipolar reduction and hominin selection of quartz at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: what’s the connection? Metin I. Eren (1) & Alia N. Gurtov (2) 1. Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, UK; Department of Archaeology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, United States 2. Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States Numerous researchers … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Debanjan Mitra et al

Use-Wear Parameters of the Shahabad Limestone Flake Tools: An Experimental Approach Debanjan Mitra(1), Dr. Vijay Sathe(1) and Dr. Prakash Sinha(2) 1Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune – 6 2University of Allahabad, Allahabad Use-wear analysis has been one of the key investigative methods to discern the functional aspects of prehistoric tools and provide a … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Justyna Orłowska

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Poster presentation: Methods of drilling holes in prehistoric artefacts made of antler  – an experimental and use-wear study. Justyna Orłowska Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń (Poland) A PDF of this poster, copyright of the author, is available to download. The occurrence of antler artefacts on prehistoric European archaeological sites is one of the … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Luc Doyon

Contribution of tool curation in the morphometric variability of Aurignacian projectile points made of antler Luc Doyon Département d’Anthropologie, Université de Montréal In the last two decades, the study of prehistoric technologies has relied on the concept of the “chaîne opératoire”(production sequence) developed by the anthropologist Pierre Lemonnier (1976). The use of this concept has … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Page and Khreishneh

Evaluating Knapping Skill and Exploring the Cultural Transmission of Lithic Artefact Traditions. Stuart Page and Nada Khreishneh This joint paper presents two main research strands. Firstly it outlines a process for evaluating skill acquisition, by defining the difference between cognitively understanding knapping concepts and possessing the physical ability to actually execute them. This is achieved … Continue reading