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

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Ruth Fillery-Travis

From Session 4 of the 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York – Practicing Experimental Archaeology Learning and teaching in experimental archaeology Ruth Fillery-Travis The ways in which past peoples communicated knowledge is of considerable importance to studies of technological processes, and is an area in which experimental archaeology could prove highly informative. Whilst some teaching of … Continue reading

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Danielle Davies

Breaking Point – A new method for assessing impact fractures Danielle Davies A PDF of this poster (copyright of the author) is available here. Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter, UK This poster will detail a new approach to impact fracture experiments, in particular those regarding projectile point damage, which sees knapped stone substituted for … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Jodi Flores

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Experimental archaeology as scientific practice: 1796 to present Jodi Flores Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter This paper discusses how experimentation in archaeology rose in popularity as the wider discipline became more systematic and science oriented, and how the popularity of experimental archaeology has fluctuated several times … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Roeland Paardekooper

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Developing scientific approaches in experimental archaeology, any possibility? Roeland Paardekooper Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter The amount of archaeological experiments done and documented is very large and goes through all ages, materials and techniques. Over a period of 150 years, well structured experiments have given food … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Daniel Davies

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. The science of projectile points: an experimental investigation into the classification of dart and arrow points in prehistoric North America A PDF of this poster (copyright of the author) is available here. Danielle Davies Dept. of Archaeology, University of Exeter The classification of dart and arrow points … 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 – Cordula Hansen

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. “Umha Aois/The Bronze Age 4,000 Years On” – Experiment and Experience Cordula Hansen, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland This presentation will introduce the Umha Aois experimental bronze casting project, which was founded in 1995 by a group of artists and archaeologists in Ireland. The project’s contribution … Continue reading