9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Kamp

Trash or Offering? Experiments with Maya Spindle Whorls Kathryn Kamp Experiments replicating and breaking limestone spindle whorls provide the necessary evidence for interpreting a large deposit of broken whorls discovered at the Maya site of El Pilar. Given the difficulty of breaking the whorls, intentional destruction rather than accidental breakage in use or manufacture is … 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 – 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

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Martin

Relevance of the Sequential Experimentation for Quartz Stone Tools Sabine Martin University of Exeter Quartz is one of the most common raw materials used for the myriad stone tools found throughout the Paleolithic and is present in a variety of geological contexts. Its relative abundance and its poor aptitude for controlled knapping procedures especially when … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Stemp and Andruskiewicz

Quantification of surface wear on experimental obsidian blades: First results of the Ancient Maya Blood-letting Project W. James Stemp (1) & Mason Andruskiewicz (2) 1. Dept. of Sociology/Anthropology, Keene State College, Keene, NH, 03435-3400, United States 2. Surface Metrology Lab, Mechanical Engineering dept., Worcester Polytechnic, Institute, Worcester, MA, United States It is widely accepted that … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Fregni

Getting hammered: An analysis of comparative wear on Late Bronze Age hammers and modern replicas Elpidia Giovanna Fregni University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 4ET, UK In Archaeology by Experiment, (1973) John Coles outlined the ways in which experimental work is a valuable asset to the study of archaeology. It can be used to test hypotheses … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Speciale et al.

Reproduction and Use of Sicilian Early Bronze Age Axes Claudia Speciale, Kati Caruso, Claudio Cavazzuti, Francesca Grillo, Luca Pellegrini & Federico Scacchetti ArchaeoGreen, PIazza Verdi 29, 90138, Palermo, Italy A PDF of this poster is available to download here. Main aim of this preliminary study is the analysis of the results recorded during the experimental … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Ospowicz

Mesolithic “curved knives” from Polish Lowland. Remarks from use wear analysis and experimental studies Grzegorz Osipowicz Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Szosa Bydgoska 44/48, 87-100 Toruń, Poland A PDF of this poster is available to download here. Based on experimental studies and microscopic observations, usewear research aims to establish a functional classification … Continue reading

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster abstract – Orłowska and Osipowicz

Methods of using antler hammer adzes in Mesolithic Justyna Orłowska & Grzegorz Osipowicz Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Szosa Bydgoska 44/48, 87-100 Toruń, Poland A PDF of this poster is available to download here. The occurrence of antler artefacts on prehistoric European archaeological sites is one of the most interesting evidence of … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Poster Abstract – Debanjan Mitra et al

Use-Wear Parameters of the Shahabad Limestone Flake Tools: An Experimental Approach Debanjan Mitra(1), Dr. Vijay Sathe(1) and Dr. Prakash Sinha(2) 1Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune – 6 2University of Allahabad, Allahabad Use-wear analysis has been one of the key investigative methods to discern the functional aspects of prehistoric tools and provide a … Continue reading