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Bachritterburg Kanzach (DE)

Kanzach is a small village north of the Federsee in Southern Germany, counting about 500 inhabitants. In the years 2000-2004, a LEADER+ EU project was taking place here, resulting in a tourist attraction at the country side: a reconstruction of a small stronghold of the lower nobility...

archeoParc Schnalstal / archeoParc Val Senales (IT)

The tragedy or what might have happened ... A man is fleeing up a mountainside, his pursuers hard on his heels. He flinches. A flint arrowhead had just pierced his left shoulder blade and penetrated deeply into the flesh...

Archäologisches Zentrum Hitzacker (DE)

About 90 kilometers southeast of Hamburg, at the B216 between Lüneburg and Dannenberg, the small village of Hitzacker is situated on the west bank of the Elbe. For decades, this river was dividing between East and West Germany. The river bank here is an archaeological reservation, with many remains from the Bronze Age...

Bronzezeithof Uelsen (DE)

Since 2005, a Bronze Age Farm under (re-)construction as a place for educational and experimental archaeology. The project started as an initiative of the community of Uelsen, which financed roughly half of the amount required (ca. 90.000 Euros) for the building of the central house...

Archeon (NL)

Founded in 1994, Archeon covers 10,000 years of human development in the Netherlands. From hunter-gatherers in the Stone Age and farmers in the Bronze and Iron Ages, through the Roman period and right up to everyday life in 1340 AD, “Archaeo-interpreters” show what life was...

Archäologisches FreilichtMuseum Oerlinghausen (DE)

Southeast of Bielefeld near the Teutoburger Forrest, one finds the Archäologisches Freilichtmuseum Oerlinghausen (AFM), originally founded by the “Reichsverband für Deutsche Vorgeschichte” as a political presentation of...

Hunebedcentrum (NL)

Lying on the Hondsrug in Borger, in the North of the Netherlands, the Hunebedcentrum takes you back to prehistoric times and shows you the lives of the first farmers in Drenthe. They constructed impressive monumental tombs and the remains of 54 of them can still be seen...

De Gallische Hoeve (BE)

The Gallische Hoeve (Gaul Farm) was an idea from Raymond Van Horebeek who wanted to start a scientific project with a social dimension: working with volunteers, adolescents, unemployed, impaired et cetera. People learn to cooperate with others with a very different background...

To Reconstruct a Sacrificial Site

Egil Josefson,
Jan Olofsson (SE)

Aspects of the Iron Age Sacrificial Site at Eketorp Fort, Sweden. The article discusses the example of a reconstruction of an Iron Age sacrificial place in Eketorp as well as the limits to what can be reconstructed in a Living History Museum...

Mock-up Presentation of the Gate Tower to the Hill Fort at Liptovská Mara

Oto Makýš (SK)

The author (Dr Oto Makýš from Department of Building Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia) discusses the importance of including maintenance costs while planning an experimental construction based on the example of Lip­tov­­­­ská Mara...

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