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Conference: International Öguf-Symposium 2010

Alexandra Krenn-Leeb (AT)

Prehistory and Early History (ÖGUF) took place 27-30 October at The Museum for Natural History in Vienna under the patronage of State Captain and Mayor of Vienna Dr. Michael Häupl – and the general director of the Museum for Natural History Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Köberl. Theme was experimental archaeology: theory, practice, science, education...

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...

Conference: The 1st Annual RE-ARC Conference, Defining Reconstructive Archaeology for the 21st Century

Eric B. Marks (US)

The first annual Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology (RE-ARC) conference was held at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina, October, 16 – 17, 2010. RE-ARC is the brainchild of Mark Butler, President of RE-ARC, and eleven other individuals who comprise the Board of Directors...

Conference: EXAR in Berlin, October 8-10, 2010

Stefanie Osimitz,
Kathrin Schäppi (CH)

This year’s EXARC Conference took place at the Freie Universität in Berlin and was themed Experimental Archaeology and University...

Conference: Textilforum 2010

Heather Hopkins (UK)

The Textilforum was founded to bring practitioners of all textile crafts together, to compare notes and to learn from each other. Following the success of the first Textilforum, held in Eindhoven in September 2009, this year’s was held in Schnalstal, in South Tyrol, the German-speaking part of Northern Italy from 6-12 September...

Conference: Accidental and Experimental Archaeometallurgy

Ruth Fillery Travis (UK)

The Historical Metallurgy Society’s Annual Conference, 2-3 September 2010
The Historical Metallurgy Society was established in the early 1970s and is dedicated to providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and the dissemination of research on the metallurgical practices of the past...

Conference: Experiment and Experience: Ancient Egypt in the Present

Jodi Reeves Flores (UK)

Experiment and Experience: Ancient Egypt in the Present was held at the University of Wales, Swansea, by The Egypt Centre and The Department of History the 10-12 May 2010...

Conference: EXARC General Meeting 2010

Jodi Reeves Flores (UK)

The EXARC General Meeting was held in Cardiff, Wales, UK from the 5-7 of March 2010. Participants visited St. Fagans, an open-air museum, on Saturday the 6th. This review focuses on the papers and the discussion that took place on Sunday the 7th, entitled Open Air and Experimental Archaeology in the UK: recent work and ongoing projects...

Book Review: The Archaeology of Time Travel by Anders Ödman (ed)

Tine Schenck (NO)

At the European Association of Archaeologists' meeting in Malta, September 2008, a session was held on the topic of Archaeology as Time Travel, dedicated to exploring the popular phenomenon of time travel to past times, including a variety of aspects related to materiality/virtuality, the market of time travel experiences, design issues and how time travel should be evaluated as an experience...

Book Review: Experimentelle Archäologie. Eine Gratwanderung zwischen Wissenschaft und Kommerz by Dirk Vorlauf

Wulf Hein (DE)

The name Dirk Vorlauf is closely connected to the history of experimental archaeology in Germany. From the late1980s, the Vorlauf has conducted several experiments testing archaeological hypotheses, and he is critically involved in methodology and theory...

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