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Fundraising to launch Butser Roman Villa into the future

Butser Ancient Farm will soon be launching a brand new campaign to renovate their iconic Roman villa. Built in 2003, the villa starred in the famous ‘Rebuilding the Past’ documentary on the Discovery Channel, a show that was watched by thousands of people across the country. Thirteen years later, the farm now welcomes 30,000 schoolchildren and 20,000 visitors every year – and the heavy footfall is starting to show!

New EXARC Journal out

For the most recent Journal, you need to log in to read articles such as “The Attack of the Tooth Worm” or “An Energy Saving House from 3400 Years Ago”. You will find the full issue here:

Issues regarding the Schöningen spears in Germany

The Schöningen Spears are eight wooden throwing spears from the Palaeolithic Age, that were found between 1994 and 1998 in the open-cast lignite mine, Schöningen, county Helmstedt, Germany...

Call for Papers: 10th experimental archaeology conference

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 10th Experimental Archaeology Conference (#EAC10), which will be held in Leiden, Netherlands, on the 20th-22nd April 2017...

Call for Papers: Archaeology & Experiment: Moving beyond the artefacts

EXARC will be hosting a session at ICMS 2017 in Kalamazoo, May 11-14, 2017. |If you have been doing experimental archaeology and want to talk about it, we would love to hear from you.
The session goes by the name: "Archaeology & Experiment: Moving beyond the artefacts".

an experimental day...

A great event at Stenaldercentret Ertebølle (DK) including EXARC members Morten Kutschera from Norway, Linda Hurcombe from Exeter UK) together with Theresa Kamper, also from Exeter and non-member John Kiernan from Texas (US).

EXARC present at international ICOM Museum Convention

Early July 2016, about 3,000 museum professionals convened in Milan (IT) for a packed program with loads of presentations, workshops and excursions. The theme was “Museums and Cultural Landscapes” – a very fitting starting point for EXARC and its open-air museums...

EXARCs bibliography temporarily offline

One of the first steps toward a new EXARC website will be moving the Bibliography on experimental archaeology and archaeological open-air museums away to the United States (tDAR) where we will change into a large repository. All 11,000 entries we have to start with will be re-edited manually, we will add files where we can find them and while we are at it, we will include more entries...

Podcast: cooking with archaeologists

Cooking with archaeologists is a blog & podcast about food, fieldwork, and stories. This time, Roeland Paardekooper from EXARC joined them to speak about his work with open-air museums, education, and archaeological tourism. Roeland’s passion for archaeology goes back several decades...

Upcoming Event: The EAA Conference in Vilnius

The annual conference of the European Association of Archaeologists takes place 31 August – 4 September in Vilnius (LT). There are dozens of sessions but two sessions stand out:
• TH1-29 Visualizing the Past. Exploring Meaningful Approaches in Interpreting the Archaeological Record through Illustrations and Reconstructions


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