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Book Review: Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2012

Thijs Hofland (NL)
According to James Mathieu in 2002, experimental archaeology is “A subfield of archaeological research which employs a number of different methods, techniques, analyses and approaches within the context of a controllable imitative experiment to replicate past phenomena...

Interview: Scientific tools applied within archaeology and historical re-enactment: Dr Gábor Szőllősy on the implementation of experimental archaeology in Hungary

Márta Pócza (HU)
Dr Gábor Szőllősy is an agricultural engineer and councillor museologist at the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture, Budapest. His specialist fields at the Museum are: livestock-farming, livestock registry, carriage vehicles, harnesses, fine arts and the numismatics collection. His PhD thesis was published in 1995...

Conference: Live Interpretation, 2013 EXARC’s meeting in Hungary

Roeland Paardekooper (NL)
In early September 2013, EXARC, in collaboration with Csiki Pihenökert, hosted a meeting in Hungary with the theme Live Interpretation in Open-air Venues. This continued the discussions held one year earlier in Foteviken, Sweden which focused on museum theatre and other forms of live interpretation...

Archeoparco Vulcano (IT)

Vulcano is an Experimental Archaeology Centre near Rocca Priora town, just outside Rome. The Centre covers two hectares, with a forest of tall trees, workshop area, burning pits...

The Stone Age in a Space Cruiser

Wulf Hein (DE)
The Jeongok Prehistory Museum in South Korea. Like a stranded UFO the building is settled between the hills at a river, the sun reflects off the metal outer skin. Standing in the entrance area, you feel as though you are in a film by Stanley Kubrick, but as you pass through into the structure it is a surprise to find yourself outside in the middle of the African savannah...

What kind of weapons did people use in the Middle Ages (NL)?

Weapons were both used when hunting, in a fight and at war. Many items can be used as weapon, in an impulse, but I think you refer to tools specifically made to hunt with, to hurt or to kill, to threat with or to use in fight sports or tournaments...

Does a narrow water ditch and a wattle fence have any defensive value anyway (DE)?

Yes. One should realise, the potential enemy was under fire of arrows and stones when trying to conquer the ditch and tall fence.

How did people hunt before bow and arrow were invented (NL)?

Bow and arrow were invented about 15,000 years ago, when the last ice age was ending. Before that, people used a stick to make their arm longer, thus enhancing the power with which the spear was thrown...

Conference: Report on the 1st Annual RE-ARC Conference

Maria-Louise Sidoroff (US)

Mark Butler organized the First Annual RE-ARC Conference, which was held on October 16-17, 2010 at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, North Carolina.
The conference was a great success. Dr. Ann Tippet, Schiele Museum Director, and Steve Watts, Director of Southeast Native American Studies (SENAS), welcomed an international group of forty-five attendees...

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