9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Virrus

From experimental archaeology to educational laboraties: an example to analyze local historical processes Giovanni Virrus Independent Researcher Educational laboratories are an excellent tool for primary school children to analyze historical processes in an engaging and effective way. Most of the time, though, these labs deal with global issues and show the main cultural processes that … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Mowat and Whately

The Hatra Ballista: a Case Study in Experiential Learning and Experimental Archaeology at the Undergraduate Level  Alistair Mowat (University of Manitoba) & Conor Whately (University of Winnipeg) The pedagogical value of experiential learning is well-established, and has long been embraced in any number of academic fields, though rarely in Classics or Classical Archaeology as taught … Continue reading

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 poster – Bartholomew

Bronze Age Alcohol Distillation  John Bartholomew Independent Researcher Experimental copies of two artefacts from the Bronze Age have been shown to work as alcohol stills. Both can produce a spirit of around 35% proof from a 12% alcohol fermentation. My aim is to promote the re-examination and possible reinterpretation of objects in existing collections. The … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Flynn

Fulachtaí fia and beer brewing  Gerard Flynn Independent Researcher This presentation will summarise my experimental work and results on beer making in a fulacht fia undertaken as part of my honours thesis in Applied Archaeology at the Institute of Technology (IT) Sligo in 2008. The starting point for my thesis was experimental work undertaken Billy … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Indelicato et al

Pitch and wine in the ancient world: from Bruttium to Etna Mario Indelicato (University of Catania ), Daniele Malfitana (Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of National Research Council ), Giuseppe Cacciaguerra (Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of National Research Council) The project we intend to present is a spin-off of the project ‘Archaeology … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Barbaro et al

Firing the earth: experimental reconstruction of an ancient Neolithic underground oven Cecilia Conati Barbaro, Vanessa Forte & Alberto Rossi Sapienza Università di Roma & Università di Macerata This work presents the experimental reconstruction of an ancient Neolithic underground oven. We performed this experiment in order to understand the timing, methods, tools and difficulties in the … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Rifkin

Use of red ochre as an insecticide copyright Riaan 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 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