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Conference Overview 2010/2011

Jodi Reeves Flores (UK)

A wide range of conferences on experimental archaeology and open air museums took place in 2010 and 2011, both in Europe and the Americas. This brief summary is based on the conference reviews from our contributors which can all be accessed freely on EXARC JOURNAL website from early 2012 on...

Conference: The 1st Annual Seminar of Experimental Archaeology in Norway

Tine Schenck (NO)

Recent years have shown an upsurge of activities related to experimental archaeology in Norway. The time was therefore ripe to arrange a meeting (7 May 2011) and there was talk of forming a formal network for experimental archaeology in Norway. The previous meeting of the sort was in 2005, and the idea of a seminar was well received...

Grundtvig, Life Long Learning in Archaeological Open-Air Museums

Roeland Paardekooper (NL)

In November 2009, the idea for launching a network on adult education in EXARC was picked up. The first step was a preparation meeting in Oerlinghausen, Germany where we met with about 20 EXARC members from almost all corners of Europe. By mid 2010, 15 organisations, including EXARC itself joined in two so called Grundtvig Learning Partnerships, funded by the European Union...

Paleofestival, La Spezia, Italy

Edoardo Ratti (IT)

The paleofestival has taken place annually in La Spezia, Italy, since 2005. It is a very popular, engaging event which combines experimental prehistoric archaeology with other educational activities. Museums, parks, and Italian and foreign archaeologists can meet at the festival to promote their activities to a wider audience...

50th Anniversary of L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada

Neil Peterson (CA)

The summer of 2010 saw the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Viking Era site at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland Canada. To celebrate this milestone Parks Canada arranged a number of special events, including an August visit from the Dark Ages Re-creation Company (DARC)...

In memory of Jānis Apals, Āraiši Lake Fortress, Latvia

Roeland Paardekooper (NL)

With Jānis Apals, who died at the age of 80 after a short illness, the international world of experimental archaeology looses a valued friend and colleague. EXARC remembers Jānis Apals as an energetic archaeologist, standing strong for...

Interview: Sensing History with Hans-Ole Hansen

Roeland Paardekooper (NL)

An interview with Hans-Ole Hansen, founding father of the Lejre Research Centre (DK), historical workshops and inspirer to many.
"In Lejre, we worked 30 years with education and experiment. There is always an exchange between education and research."...

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