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Experimental Archaeology

Experimental Archaeology Laboratory UAM (ES)

Official Goal of our organisation is teaching and research in Prehistory and Archaeology by using experimental methodologies.

The YEAR Centre (UK)

The YEAR (York Experimental Archaeological Research) Centre is affiliated with BioArCh, Department of Archaeology, the University of York. We are concerned with education, public outreach and specialised academic research on the production, function and meaning of material culture...

Experiencing Visible and Invisible Metal Casting Techniques in the Bronze Age Italy

M. Barbieri,
C. Cavazzuti,
L. Pellegrini and
F. Scacchetti (IT)
OpenArch Dialogue with Skills Issue
***What we know about Bronze Age metalworking in Italy basically relies on finished artefacts and on stone, clay or bronze implements involved in the process of manufacturing (tuyères, crucibles, moulds, hammers, chisels, et cetera; Bianchi, 2010; Bianchi, in press).

Field Trials in Neolithic Woodworking – (Re)Learning to Use Early Neolithic Stone Adzes

R. Elburg,
W. Hein,
A. Probst and
P. Walter (DE)
OpenArch Dialogue with Skills Issue
***Excavations of several Early Neolithic wells with excellent preservation of the wooden lining in the past years have made clear that Stone Age woodworking already attained a very high level of perfection. This poses the question how it was possible to execute this type of work with the means available at that time...

Interuniversity Research Centre for The Study and Promotion of Prehistoric Cultures Technologies and Landscapes – CRISP (IT)

The University of Siena, the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the University of Tromsø (NO) signed an agreement for the establishment and operation of an Interuniversity Research Center for the study and promotion of Prehistoric cultures, technologies and landscapes - CRISP...

Museum of Human Evolution (ES)

The idea of the Museum of Human Evolution (MEH) emerged a decade ago, when the archaeological sites of the Sierra the Atapuerca were designated with the World Heritage Status by UNESCO. Its importance lies in in that fossils of hominids of more than 1.2 million years (the oldest of Western Europe) have been found there...

Washington College - Department of Anthropology

Washington College offers unique opportunities for exploring anthropology, or the study of human nature and human society. Courses focus on evolution and societal development, traditional ecological knowledge, environmental anthropology, experimental archaeology, and archaeological ethics...

Centro Nacional De Investigación Sobre La Evolución Humana (ES)

CENIEH is a Research Centre belonging to the national network of Unique Science & Technology Infrastructures (ICTS). Its laboratories are open to scientific and technological use for the national and international scientific and technological community...

Reinventing the Egyptian Pulley

Stephen Blakely and
Gregory Blakely (US)
8th UK EA Conference Oxford 2014
***The Egyptian pulley incorporates several novel, useful features. The design involves only significant compressive loading of its two components. The materials of construction are high compressive strength materials...

Investigating the Influence of the Kettle Material on Dyeing in the Industry of Pompeii

K. Kania,
H. Hopkins,
S. Ringenberg
7th UK EA Conference Cardiff 2013
***Dyeing, especially in bright, intense colours, has been one of the methods used to embellish textiles and add to their value. A considerable dyeing industry can be shown to have existed in Pompeii. The city of Pompeii was destroyed in a volcanic eruption in AD 79, but its remains were preserved in situ...

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