9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Fitch

Half Baked: can the experimental process help us towards a reconstruction of medieval bread? Richard Fitch Hampton Court Palace For over 20 years now Historic Royal Palaces have been at the forefront of historic food reconstruction with their historic cookery events at Hampton Court Palace. As with many similar projects and re-enactments across the country, … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Mowat and Whately

The Hatra Ballista: a Case Study in Experiential Learning and Experimental Archaeology at the Undergraduate Level  Alistair Mowat (University of Manitoba) & Conor Whately (University of Winnipeg) The pedagogical value of experiential learning is well-established, and has long been embraced in any number of academic fields, though rarely in Classics or Classical Archaeology as taught … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Indelicato et al

Pitch and wine in the ancient world: from Bruttium to Etna Mario Indelicato (University of Catania ), Daniele Malfitana (Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of National Research Council ), Giuseppe Cacciaguerra (Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of National Research Council) The project we intend to present is a spin-off of the project ‘Archaeology … 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 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

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Molloy and Wisniewski

Look with your eyes, not with your hands? Combining 3D visualisation and kinaesthetic methods for understanding use-wear on prehistoric metalwork Barry Molloy and Mariusz Wisniewski University College Dublin Since the beginnings of Experimental Archaeology, there has been an uneasy tension surrounding the role of the investigator. The scientific ethos of the New Archaeology tradition sought … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Krzyżanowska and Frankiewicz

Production of glass beads in open hearth based on findings from Ribe (early medieval) Marta Krzyżanowska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland) and Mateusz Frankiewicz (Experimental Archaeology Laboratory, Poland) There are several theories in archaeological literature of how the glass beads were made. In many publications and during archaeological festivals there are tendency to use clay furnaces … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Godino Teppati Losè

From Galena to Silver: a first attempt at experimental archaeology Y. Godino (University of Florence) and L. Teppati Losè (University of Siena) Archaeological research in the area of Piedmont resulted in the identification of 13 sites with characteristic features of metallurgic activity, which date between the 5th and 10th century A.D.: in 6 of them, … Continue reading