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Matilda Sebire MA

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I completed my MA Archaeology from the University of Aberdeen in 2014, for which I completed a dissertation looking at the possible uses of seaweed in Viking Age Metallurgy. This research used experimental methods working with seaweed in an iron-age style forge (provided by EXARC member Dave Budd). This research produced interesting results documenting the potential use of seaweed as a flux, tar or possible hallucinogenic aid for blacksmiths in the past.
I have recently started my MSc in Material Culture Studies at Leiden University, where I hope to continue to pursue my interest in experimental archaeometallurgy. I am interested in a wide period stretching from the Bronze Age to the late Iron Age, and am particularly fascinated by exchange and past cultural interaction.

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