9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – 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 – Surette

Capturing fugitive dyes through re-creation and algorithms: a case study from the north coast of Peru Flannery Surette The University of Western Ontario Despite nearly a hundred years of textile research in Peru, experimental approaches and novel applications of technology are rarely applied to material excavated from the region. For this project, I tested the … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Schenck and Groom

Experiments with aceramic birch bark tar extraction Tine Schenck & Peter Groom University of Exeter, UK Birch bark tar has been a widely used product in prehistory. From adhesive purposes to waterproofing, it is a versatile agent which also proves to have medicinal properties and may have been used as such. Finds of birch bark … Continue reading