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 – Clerbaut

Roman ceramic building materials (CBMs) as “petrified” witnesses of technical knowhow: an experimental and archaeological approach.’  Tim Clerbaut Ghent University Roman ceramic building materials (CBMs) are an important new innovation within building traditions from Roman times onward. The production, distribution and use of these ceramic materials in the Roman North is currently the subject of … 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

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Banerjea et al

Using experimental archaeology to identify roofed and un-roofed spaces in the archaeological record Rowena Y Banerjea , Martin Bell & Wendy Matthews Department of Archaeology, School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science University of Reading, Whiteknights, RG6 6AB, UK A PDF of this poster is available to download. Experimental archaeology is a powerful strand of … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Heather Hopkins et al

The influence of the dyers’ craft on experimental context: investigating the affect of metals in the dyeing industry of Pompeii Heather Hopkins, Katrin Kania, Sabine Ringenberg The manufacturing apparatus of Pompeii survived the volcanic eruption in AD79 in situ, allowing a reconstruction of workshops and industries. This, in turn, allows an understanding of Pompeii’s scale … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Josefa Rey Castiñeira et al

Click here to download a copy of Cooking Pots of Cooking with Pots by Tiera Brion at al

Poster presentation: Cooking pots or cooking with pots? Experiments with Iron Age portable baking chambers of NW Iberia Josefa Rey Castiñeira, Andrés Teira-Brión, Nuria Calo Ramos, Estevo Amado Rodríguez Study Group for the Prehistory of NW Iberia – University of Santiago de Compostela (GEPN-USC). 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain). A PDF of this poster, copyright … Continue reading

3rd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Heather Hopkins

From the 3rd Experimental Archaeology Conference, 15th to 16th November 2008, Edinburgh University. Experience versus Experiment: differing disciplines’ definitions leading to the answering of ‘unanswerable’ questions, a case-study using Roman dyeing Heather Hopkins Bradford University The scale of manufacture in Roman Pompeii has been subject to fierce debate. Moeller (1976) concluded that the dyeing industry … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Heather Hopkins

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Using Experimental Archaeology to answer the unanswerable: A case study using Roman Dyeing Heather Hopkins MA, Bradford University, Bradford, England The scale of manufacture in Roman Pompeii has been subject to fierce debate. Moeller (1976) concluded that the dyeing industry had created a surplus for export. Jongman … Continue reading