7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Bernard Gilhooly

Neither Rough nor Tuff; an Experimental Approach to Understanding the Durability of Prehistoric Irish Shale Axes Bernard Gilhooly University College Dublin, School of Archaeology Shale was the second most popular lithology used in Irish prehistory for the production of axeheads (Cooney & Mandal, forthcoming). Yet, as a fine-grained sedimentary stone, there have been questions about … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference abstract – Page and Khreishneh

Evaluating Knapping Skill and Exploring the Cultural Transmission of Lithic Artefact Traditions. Stuart Page and Nada Khreishneh This joint paper presents two main research strands. Firstly it outlines a process for evaluating skill acquisition, by defining the difference between cognitively understanding knapping concepts and possessing the physical ability to actually execute them. This is achieved … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Leore Grosman and Gonen Sharon

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Can it be natural? The application of experimental data and 3D scanning to the study of Acheulian bifaces and the accumulation processes of their knapping by-products Leore Grosman & Gonen Sharon The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Abstract: The results of a study applying 3D scanning and morphological … Continue reading