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Which colours did one have to ones disposal in the Iron Age and the Middle Ages (NL)?

In both eras, many colours were in use. Clothes were dyed, but houses as well and you name what more. The most difficult to get colours (dark ones) were also the most expensive ones...

Did they really have such beautiful colours in the past (DK)?

Yes. From about the middle of the Danish Iron Age they began to colour their clothes in all sorts of colours. In the Early Iron Age, one had carefully sorted out the wool and made use of the natural colours of the yarn to create dice and striped patterns...

How did the people of the lake fortress dress (LV)?

Excavated material permits reconstruction of the dress of the people living on the island. Women wore long linen shirts with half-length or full length sleeves. Simple wraparound skirts were made from a rectangular piece of woollen fabric...

(Roman) Wall Fresco

Ratna Drost (NL)

Two modes of painting were practiced in Greco-Roman antiquity: painting on movable tablets and painting directly on stuccoed walls. In case of the Roman wall paintings, two principles govern the selection of compositions. One is hierarchy by which the rooms are decorated with respect to their importance in a program of activities; the other is function, which calls for a practical coordination between activity and appearance.

Conference: Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology 2011 (RE-ARC)

Mark Butler (US)

The second annual Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference was held at the Schiele Museum of Natural History, Gastonia, NC, 16-17 October, 2011 and was attended by over 50 participants representing at least 10 states, two countries and an unknown number of general museum visitors...

Săpânţa, veselý hřbitov

TUREK, J., "Săpânţa, veselý hřbitov", Živá Archeologie, (Re)konstrukce a experiment v archeologii, vol. 12/2011, Hradec Králové, FHS Univerzity Hradec Králové, pp. 76-78, 2011.

Expérimenter la peinture Néolithique

HAMEAU, P., "Expérimenter la peinture Néolithique", La Restitution du geste préhistorique. Approches expérimentales en Archéologique Préhistorique, Baux de Provence, Cité des Baux de Provence, pp. 14-23, 10/10/2009.


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