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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...

Book Review: Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa - Bilanz 2010 by Frank Both (ed)

Sina Klausnitz (DE)

Twenty years of Bilanz of experimental archaeology – under this phrase the ninth volume in this series covers a series of articles which deal in different ways with questions in this range...

Book Review: Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology by Jeffrey R. Ferguson (ed)

Tine Schenck (NO)

Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology is a recently published guide to planning and conducting archaeological experiments. Edited by Jeffrey R. Ferguson, a research assistant professor at the archaeometry laboratory at the University of Colorado, the book aims to guide researchers through methodology and experiment design...

Book Review: Sailing into the Past: Learning from Replica Ships by Jenny Bennett (ed)

Roeland Paardekooper (NL)

There must be hundreds of wooden ship replicas across the world, not only the ‘Viking ships’ in Scandinavia, but – as the book Sailing into the past shows, there are many medieval and more recent ones...

Book Review: Experimental Archaeology by John Coles

Heather Hopkins (UK)

It may appear odd or redundant to reprint a book that was published in 1979. The subject will have moved on, more will have been discovered, new techniques will have been developed. But this is partly the point: Experimental Archaeology by John Coles is a foundation text for the subject as a whole...

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