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

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Gilhooly and O’Neill

Working with Felsite: An Experimental Approach to Identify Stone Tool Working on the Shetland Islands Bernard Gilhooly & Brendan O’Neill University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland During the Shetland Islands’ Neolithic period, polished stone axes, adzes and knives were produced from dyke sourced felsite. In June 2013, a field survey team, headed by Professor … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Gandon et al.

A Cautionary tale: experimental evidence for ceramic shape uniformity through culturally distinct motor traditions Enora Gandon, Reinoud J. Bootsma, John Endler & Leore Grosman Computerized Archaeology Laboratory, Institute of Archaeology, Mt. Scopus, 91905, Jerusalem, Israel The shape uniformity in ceramic assemblages is classically interpreted as a sign of cultural uniformity e.g. the same production site. … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Morero et al.

Stone vase manufacture in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age: an experimental approach E. Morero, H. Procopiou, R. Vargiolu & H. Zahouani Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 2LG, UK The second millennium is characterised in the eastern Mediterranean (Aegean, Egypt, Levant) … 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