Launching an Experimental Archaeology Course at the Undergraduate Level

Jake Morton
Austin Mason
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This article describes the process of designing and running a new course on Experimental Archaeology and Experiential History at a small liberal arts college in central Minnesota. We discuss the general methodological and pedagogical goals for the course, a representative three-week sequence of readings and labs based on the lives of shepherds, and the pedagogical and digital infrastructure...

The Experimenter's Body: Movement as an Artifact

Thaisa Martins
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This paper  summarises a part of the discussions carried out in the author's MA in Archaeology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. Starting from the question “when the only thing we have is the archaeologist’s body, how can we do archaeology?” We propose to engage with methodologies and theories from the field of Dance to analyse the experimenter’s body in experimental archaeology research...

ArchExperience (IT)

The ArchExperience association was born in 2020 from the long experience of Paolo Medici, Eliza Winkler and Jennifer Quistini, in the fields of archeology, crafts and the study of reconstructive techniques of archaeological finds. The goal is to intrigue and bring as many people as possible into the world of archeology and prehistoric techniques.

It was founded in Valcamonica, home of rock engravings, the first Unesco site in Italy. A place of history, culture, art, biodiversity, food and wine, that allow you to live the incredible nature, to visit rock art parks, Roman sites and castles, a place that contains the human adventure from prehistoric times to the present day in a few kilometers. Inspired by this context, the founders of ArchExperience offer a wide range of activities to bring the general public closer to Prehistory, in a dynamic and immersive way.

Legio Secunda Augusta Nederland (NL)

Legio Secunda Augusta Nederland is a dutch living history group that aims to portray the Roman and native life in the Netherlands in the first and second century AD.

We try to show a cross section of life in a roman encampment and neighboring vicus. In addition to the recognizable Roman legionaries, the military department also consists of auxilia, or the auxiliary troops that can come from our region, but also from the many other corners of the Roman Empire. A centurion, optio make sure the drill is flawless. The medicus will show of his fine Pompeian tools, tell his favorite medical stories and might even perform a surgery or two.

Les Fabri Tignuarii (FR)

The Fabri Tignuarii association is specialised in the restitution of ancient building sites.

We focus mainly on the period from the end of the 1st century AD to the beginning of the 3rd century AD, which represents, in Gaul and the neighbouring regions, the building impetus that endowed the towns with substantial public buildings and the countryside with sumptuous villae. We aim to reconstruct these buildings, the way they were erected, as well as the tools and knowledge which were necessary, so as to obtain durable and credible results. The craftsmen who make up our team have been trained for more than 10 years in the restoration of historical monuments.

NGO "Chorna Galych" (UA)

Chorna Halych is a public organization that unites professional and amateur historians, artists, craftspeople and people who are interested in the medieval history and culture of Ukraine, and its role and place in the European area. Therefore, we are engaged in research, recreation and implementation of everyday life, cuisine, art, crafts and military matters of the Galician and Volyn lands of the Kingdom of Rus in the 13th and 14th centuries. The main tasks of the organization are social development and education.

Large part of our activity is interaction with youth, increasing their level of interest in history by involving them in interactive classes and training in medieval swordplay.
We present our activity mainly with lectures, interactive lessons of living history, thematic events that take place in educational institutions or archaeological (open-air) museums.

Crafts and areas in which Chorna Halych members take part at:

Let the Chips Fall Where They May: Evaluating the Impact and Effectiveness of Video Resources for Knowledge Transfer in Flint Knapping

John Kiernan
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Knowledge and know-how: The ‘how’ of knowledge transferal continues to be a question in prehistoric archaeology, especially in relation to early hominid development. Has the transferal process been greatly affected by our so-called modern world and its technological advantages? Have the current modes of communication enhanced and eased the transfer of knowledge? As visualization is a key element...

Blending the Material and the Digital: A Project at the Intersection of Museum Interpretation, Academic Research, and Experimental Archaeology

C. Jeffra
J. Hilditch
J. Waagen
T. Lanjouw
M. Stoffer
L. de Gelder
M. J. Kim
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The power of digital technologies to communicate archaeological information in a museum context has recently been critically evaluated (Paardekooper, 2019). A recent collaboration between members of the Tracing the Potter’s Wheel project, the 4D Research Lab, and the Allard Pierson Museum and Knowledge Institute illustrates the way that such...

The Development of the 1st Cultural Exchange of Traditional Knowledge and Experimental Practices of the Peruaçu River Basin

Ana Carolina Brugnera
Lucas Bernalli Fernandes Rocha
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Located in the North of Minas Gerais the Peruaçu National Park’s contains much of the fauna and flora of the second most devastated biome in Brazil, the Cerrado. The Park also incorporates geological formations and one of the most important archaeological sites from the state: rock paintings made by ancient indigenous groups dated 12,000 BP. Twenty-one years after the creation of this...

Asociación Cantabruri Historia 3.0 - Difusión y Divulgación del Patrimonio Histórico (ES)

Cantabruri Association (Cantabruri - Dissemination and Disclosure of Historical Heritage), an association of historians and archaeologists who, at the end of our studies, have profiled ourselves for the disclose and dissemination of historical heritage. We focus on the Cantabria area, in the north of Spain. We are currently working with different regional government institutions.

Cantabruri Association (Cantabruri - Dissemination and Disclose n of Historical Heritage), an association of historians and archaeologists who, at the end of our studies, have profiled ourselves for the disclose a nd dissemination of historical heritage. We focus on the Cantabria area, in the north of Spain. We are currently working with different regional government institutions...