9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Thornton

Keeping it simple: Low technology glass bead production in the African context Jonathan Thornton Buffalo State University The making of glass and glass beads has often been represented as requiring technological sophistication. Partly because of these assumptions, almost all glass beads excavated in Iron Age contexts in South Africa (those found at the Mapungubwe site, … Continue reading

2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Paul Nicholson and Caroline Jackson

From the 2nd Experimental Archaeology Conference, Exeter, 2007. Experimental Glassmaking in Egypt Dr. Paul T. Nicholson & Dr. Caroline M. Jackson, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales This paper summarises an attempt to determine whether a reconstruction of a large furnace discovered at Tell el-Amarna in 1993-4 could reach temperatures sufficient to produce glass from local … Continue reading