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Accidental and Experimental Archaeometallurgy

DUNGWORTH, D., and R. C. P. DOONAN, "Accidental and Experimental Archaeometallurgy", Accidental and Experimental Archaeometallurgy, vol. HMS Occasional Publication 7, London, Historical Metallurgical Society, pp. 168, 2013.

Food discussion

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For a BBC program in 1954, Sir Mortimer Wheeler tasted a reconstruction of the Tollund Man’s last supper, which turned out to be a tasteless mush. This led him to announce: "I believe that the poor chap of Tollund committed suicide because he could stand his wife's cooking no longer!"...

ARES - Archeologia, Reenacment e Storia (IT)

ARES (Archaeology, History and Re-enactment) is a cultural non-profit organization, which raises the aim of highlighting the history of our country. We believe that to achieve this goal it is essential to involve the public, transmitting knowledge through direct contact as possible with the past. To this end, ARES uses different types of languages, some known, and others less common in Italy...

Where Were the Viking Brew Houses?

Graham Dineley & Merryn Dineley (UK)
7th UK EA Conference Cardiff 2013
***The authors have over 15 years' experience in experimenting with recreating ancient and traditional techniques of making ale from malted grain. Graham is a craft brewer, with 30 years' experience making beer from the grain. Merryn is an archaeologist, with an interest in malting and brewing technologies...

Aspects on Realizing House Reconstructions: a Scandinavian Perspective

Ulf Näsman (DK)

1987 ESF Proceedings
The 1980s was the beginning of a boom in the construction of archaeologically inspired buildings inside and outside archaeological open-air museums.
***Experiments are an integrated part of archaeological research, a tool used to analyse and understand archaeological phenomena. It is a method as legitimate and as problematic as so many others...

Testing a Reconstruction: A Frosty Week in a Viking Age House

K. Paavel,
V. Pajuste,
R. Rootslane (EE)
In the summers of 2010 and 2011, an archaeologically inspired Viking Age horizontal log house with a two-layer split plank roof, clay floor and a dry-stone stove without a chimney was built in Rõuge, Estonia. In the winter of 2012 (30 January 2012 - 05 February 2012) a one-week living-experiment was organised to test the building...

Fire and Bone: An Experimental Study of Cremation

C. Snoeck,
R. J. Schulting (UK)
7th UK EA Conference Cardiff 2013
***Many bone fragments have been burned in controlled laboratory conditions but few have been burned on outdoor pyres. In order to study and understand cremated bone, it is crucial to conduct experiments in real environmental conditions. In this study several cremations were carried out outdoors using ‘old’ fuels...

A Playground Amongst Museums - The Bauspielplatz: From an Open-air Youth Centre to a History Experience Site - an Unusual Development

Frank Kock (DE)
Being a Bauspielplatz [adventure playground] usually means that children have a place to meet, play, be creative, get in contact with animals and nature and even do ‘dangerous’ things - with some pedagogical guidance. It is part of local social work, similar to a youth centre...

Biegen von Horn

LESSIG-WELLER, T., "Biegen von Horn", Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2012, vol. Heft 11, Unteruhldingen, Europäische Vereinigung zur Förderung der Experimentellen Archäologie e.V., pp. 272-273, 2012.

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