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Naeröy Kulturhistoriske Anlegg AS (NO)

You hear and forget – you see and remember – by taking part you will understand. Chinese proverb

Dark Ages Day

Event date: 
Sunday, 3 May, 2015
Kind of Event: 
for Public

Experimental Archaeology Conference 9

Katy Whitaker (UK)
The ninth Experimental Archaeology Conference was held over 16-18 January 2015 at University College Dublin (Ireland). A large gathering of nearly 200 delegates from more than 25 countries across the EU and the Americas was hosted by UCD School of Archaeology and the Irish National Heritage Park. Twenty papers and 26 posters were presented...

Raising the roof: reconstructing timber architecture from archaeological evidence

Organised by: 
Historic Scotland
Event date: 
Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 to Saturday, 5 September, 2015
Kind of Event: 
for Professionals

Obituary: Mats Geschwind founder of Storholmen Viking village (20 May 1961 - 25 May 2014)

Eva IJsveld (NL)
and Björn Jacobsen (SE)
The Viking Village Storholmen is an archaeological open-air museum, beautifully situated near Lake Erken, ten kilometres north of the coastal town of Norrtälje, Roslagen, Sweden. The Viking Village is situated in an exciting and historically important region that shows traces of substantial connections throughout the Baltic Sea and further east...

Living History, Open Air Museums and the Public

Organised by: 
Helga Rösel-Mautendorfer (Mitterkirchen, AT)
Jutta Leskovar (Linz, AT)
Romana Scandolari (Molina di Ledro, IT)
Ida Demant (Lejre, DK)
Event date: 
Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 to Saturday, 5 September, 2015
Kind of Event: 
for Professionals

Book Review: Accidental and Experimental Archaeometallurgy by D. Dungworth and R. Doonan (Eds)

Dave Budd (UK)
Spawned from an HMS (Historical Metallurgy Society) conference at West Dean College in 2010, this book is a unique compilation of papers written by both academics and craftsmen. Further articles not directly drawn from the conference have been included and cover non-ferrous experiments and an ethnographic study of blacksmithing...

Viking Unst (SC)

The replica of a viking longhouse stands beside Skidbladner, replica of the Gokstad boat, to represent viking life in the Shetlands.

Book Review: Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2012

Thijs Hofland (NL)
According to James Mathieu in 2002, experimental archaeology is “A subfield of archaeological research which employs a number of different methods, techniques, analyses and approaches within the context of a controllable imitative experiment to replicate past phenomena...

Book Review: Performing heritage: Research, practice and innovation in museum theatre and live interpretation by Anthony Jackson and Jenny Kidd (eds)

Kirsty Sullivan (UK)
This useful text brings together recent thinking about museum theatre and the performance of heritage, offering a range of international case studies to its readers as evidence of the discipline’s usefulness in interpreting the past for visitors...

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