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Metalworking: Omega fibula

Ratna Drost (NL)

The fibula was worn by both men, women and children. The more elaborated ones with gems or precious stones, were made for the rich upper-class. One of the easiest fibulae easiest to make, is the ‘omega’ fibula. The Romans were very fond of jewelry. Women as well as men, wore rings, bracelets and necklaces. A special, but at the same time ordinary, piece of jewelry was the ‘fibula’.

Book Review: Experimental archaeology presented in the AID Magazine

Roeland Paardekooper (NL)

The top popular magazine in Germany on archaeology is called Archäologie in Deutschland, simply referred to as ‘AiD’. It has been published every two months since 1984 and is 84 pages in length. The publisher is Theiss from Stuttgart. They publish on archaeology, history and ethnography and carry about 650 titles...

Der experimentelle Nachguss von bronzezeitlichen Schwertern

SIEDLACZEK, M., "Der experimentelle Nachguss von bronzezeitlichen Schwertern", Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2011, vol. Heft 10, Oldenburg, Europäische Vereinigung zur Förderung der Experimentellen Archäologie e.V., pp. 109-119, 2011.

Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2011

BOTH, F., Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2011, , vol. Heft 10, Oldenburg, Europäische Vereinigung zur Förderung der Experimentellen Archäologie e.V., pp. 270, 2011.

Metalworking: Roman Figurines

Ratna Drost (NL)

The small bronze, terracotta or clay figures were mostly made for ritual of religious purposes. However, some of them were used as toys for children, even when not specifically made for that purpose. Most of the figures were made in quite large numbers using molds. Like the more monumental sculptures, they were painted in bright colors.

Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2010

BOTH, F., Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2010, , vol. Heft 9, Oldenburg, Europäische Vereinigung zur Förderung der Experimentellen Archäologie e.V., pp. 184, 2010.

Conference: Accidental and Experimental Archaeometallurgy

Ruth Fillery Travis (UK)

The Historical Metallurgy Society’s Annual Conference, 2-3 September 2010
The Historical Metallurgy Society was established in the early 1970s and is dedicated to providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and the dissemination of research on the metallurgical practices of the past...

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