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The Colour Palette of Antique Bronzes: An Experimental Archaeology Project

Jonathan Devogelaere (FR)
Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin, with lead also added. Hellenistic and Roman bronze objects have a variable percentage of metals, and because of this the colour of the alloy will differ depending on the proportions. The colour of the alloy can be maintained by polishing, but it is also possible to give a patina to the surface of bronze using a reagent...

Gallo-Roman Days 2017

Event date: 
Saturday, 10 June, 2017 to Sunday, 11 June, 2017
Kind of Event: 
for Public

Forteresse de Montbazon (FR)

Continual activities, with introduction workshops and staged visits (the donjon, the undergrounds pathways, the

Conference: the Equipment of Vehicles in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Organised by: 
Association Instrumentum France
Event date: 
Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 to Friday, 16 June, 2017
Kind of Event: 
for Professionals

Musée Gallo-Romain de Saint-Romain-en-Gal - Vienne (FR)

Thirty kilometres to the south of Lyon and on the right bank of the Rhône River, the archaeological site of Saint-Romain-en-Gal – Vienne offers more than three hectares (7.5 acres) of archaeological vestiges of a neighbourhood of the Roman city of Vienne...

Randa Ardesca (FR)

SCI "Archeosite Ardèche" brings together associations and individuals interested in supporting the project.

A Gaulish Throwing Stick Discovery in Normandy: Study and Throwing Experimentations

L. Bordes,
A. Lefort and
F. Blondel (FR)
In 2010 archaeological excavations on the pre-Roman site of Urville Nacqueville, Normandy (France) discovered a shaped unknown wooden implement. This boomerang shaped wooden artefact, dated from 120 to 80 BC, has been found in an enclosure trench of a Gaulish village close to a ritual deposit of whalebones...

Les Mines d'argent des Rois Francs (FR)

In the most ancient mines site in Europe open to the public, demonstration of metalworking and other activities bring back to life the Carolingian era.

Guédelon (FR)

In Guédelon forest, in a once disused quarry, woodcutters, quarrymen, carpenters, stonemasons, blacksmiths, tilers, carters and rope makers are building a 13th-century castle from scratch...

Book Review: Guédelon - Building a French Castle the 13th Century Way

Roeland Paardekooper (NL)
Guédelon: How to Build a Castle by Darques is by no means a DIY book or a guided tour on paper of the Guédelon site. Guédelon: a Castle in the Making by Martin & Renucci is subtitled The Guédelon Adventure and although it carries a lot of information about the construction site and its sources, this book still reads much like an adventure book...

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