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 – 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 – 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 – Hood and Schwenninger

The minimum extraction technique: Applying optically stimulated luminescence dating to ceramic objects housed in museum collections Amber Hood & Jean-Luc Schwenninger Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, UK Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) is one of the most useful and accurate … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Lackinger and Comendador

Poster presentation: From Wax to Metal: An experimental Approach to the Chaîne Opératoire of the Bronze Disk from Urdiñeira Aaron Lackinger and  Beatriz Comendador GEAAT, Universidade de Vigo A PDF of this poster, copyright of the authors, is available to download. The so-called “Treasure of A Urdiñeira” (A Gudiña, SE of the province of Ourense, … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Christophe Snoeck

A Burning Question: Structural and Isotopic Studies of Cremated Bone in Archaeological Contexts Christophe Snoeck Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford Of the various burial practices used by humans, cremation is one of the most common; both nowadays and historically. Since 2001, cremated bone fragments are radiocarbon dated and … Continue reading

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Imma Olich-Castanyer et al

From the 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York, 2012. Experimentation about building and burning a haystack at the AREA of l’Esquerda (Roda de Ter, Catalonia) A PDF of this poster, copy right of the authors, is available here. Imma Ollich-Castanyer, Montserrat de Rocafiguera, Maria Ocaña Museu Arqueològic de l’Esquerda, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain Haystacks are organic … Continue reading

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Pascal Flohr et al

From the 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York, 2012. Reconstructing past water availability with plant stable isotope ratios: re-assessing a method by using experimental archaeology Pascal Flohr(1), Gundula Müldner(1) and Emma Jenkins(2) 1 Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, UK 2 School of Applied Sciences, Bournemouth University, UK It has been argued that stable isotope ratios … Continue reading

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Rowena Banerjea et al

Identifying formation processes in the archaeological record using experimental geoarchaeology Rowena Y Banerjea(1), Wendy Matthews(2), Alex Brown(2), Michael Fulford(2) & Amanda Clarke(2) 1 Centre for Sustainable Heritage, University College London, UK 2Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, UK This paper was developed and published in Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. Both experimental archaeology and geoarchaeology have … Continue reading