Learn hands-on skills including: Traditional Cherokee crafts taught by National Treasures, historical cooking, military firearms, Poultry 101, and more. Conference sessions cover a wide range of topics from women’s suffrage, women soldiers, creating a period kitchen, and how to develop a living histo
***There was something for everyone at the 2017 Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference, as it represented many aspects of experimental archaeology. The conference took place between the 16th and 19th of November, 2017, at Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia. Although it was a small conference...
The Experimental Archaeology Session at the SAA in Washington DC is being held on Thursday 12 April, in the afternoon session, which starts at 1pm.
Session program with presenting authors
(Co-authors unfortunately are not listed here but will be on the full program)
Chair: Yvette Marks
I am a student at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts. From the age of eight, I lived in Hancock, Massachusetts in the Berkshire Hills where I developed an early interest in archery. This led to an interest in the technologies of early humans.
I have always been crafty and have a love of history. So Experimental Archaeology was the perfect match for me. I started my activities back in 2001 with flintknapping and finger-woven bags.
***Central to anthropology is the concept of participant observation, where a researcher engages in immersive learning through ethnographic fieldwork. This concept is also important for archaeologists as immersive learning provides an avenue for more robust interpretation and the development of...
Farrell Monaco is an archaeologist whose research centres on foodways, food preparation, ceramics, cooking and dining practices in the Roman Mediterranean.
Faculty member in the history department at Moravian College, starting to teach experimental archaeology in spring 2018. Particularly interested in the medieval period and in textiles -- spinning, weaving, etc.