9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Aprile et al

Daub in Prehistoric Structures: first results of the Experimental Project Giorgia Aprile (Università di Foggia), Kati Caruso (Università di Palermo), Alessandro Peinetti (Università di Montpellier) & Claudia Speciale (Università del Salento) The experimental project, started during the spring of 2014, was born to test daub variability and to furnish diagnostic elements for its identification in … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Warren and Murphy

“buildingmesolithic”: recent experimental reconstructions of Mesolithic houses in Ireland Graeme Warren and John Murphy University College Dublin This paper reviews two recent experimental archaeological reconstructions of Mesolithic houses in Ireland. Both houses were based closely on the ground plan of the first known Mesolithic site in Ireland, Mt Sandel, excavated by Prof. Peter Woodman (Woodman … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Winter

The Construction of Prototype Neolithic Houses for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre Luke Winter The Ancient Technology Centre In 2013/14 The Ancient Technology Centre was commissioned by English Heritage to build a number of Neolithic structures at the newly opened Stonehenge Visitor Centre based on evidence for buildings from the nearby excavated site at Durrington Walls. … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Freeman and Watts

Understanding Iron Age construction techniques through the reconstruction of ‘Great’ roundhouses David Freeman and Ryan Watts Butser Ancient Farm The ‘Great’ roundhouses of the Wessex Culture are a short-lived phenomenon found only  during the middle Iron Age in Britain. These large structures are fine examples of the building abilities and technologies used by Iron Age … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Clifton

It’s Getting Hot in Here: living conditions in a Neolithic building reconstruction Briony Storm Clifton The Ancient Technology Centre The reconstruction of a stake-walled Late Neolithic building by The Ancient Technology and Centre and English Heritage in 2013 provided a unique opportunity to investigate the properties of these types of buildings through practical methods. One … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Grigsby

Ancient Technology Centre copyright Paul Grigsby

The Demands Of The Neolithic Houses At Durrington Walls: Time, Resources And Landscape Paul Grigsby The Ancient Technology Centre Durrington Walls has been identified as the location for the homes of the builders of Stonehenge. In 2004-7 The Riverside Project unearthed the footprints of buildings which have given us an insight into the lives of … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Clarke and Inwood

Cremation in Irish Neolothic tombs copyright Clarke and Inwood

Creation and Cremation: Understanding ritual use of Neolithic material culture of the Irish passage tomb tradition in relation to the cremation process Tara Clarke & Niall Inwood University College Dublin During the Irish Neolithic the primary form of burial practice is cremation. Associated with this practice from c.3300-2700 is the construction and primary use of … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Cassidy and Fernstrom

Grange Stone Circle Acoustics: “If only those stones could speak!” Tom Cassidy (Limerick City & County Council) & Mikael Fernstrom (University of Limerick) Grange Stone Circle, in the western part of the archaeological landscape that surrounds Lough Gur, Co. Limerick, consists of a circle of upright stones which, for the most part, are fitted close … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Blakely and Blakely

Demonstration of a Full Scale Egyptian Pulley Stephen Blakely & Gregory Blakely O’Fallon, MO 63366, United States Egyptologists believe the Old Kingdom Egyptians, builders of the Great Pyramid, understood the pulley but could not fabricate a robust one because they, being in the Early Bronze Age, lacked the requisite metal for a high strength pulley … 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