I'm Anton van den Heuvel (1954), I started learning ancient skills at the end of the eighties at the prehistoric village of Eindhoven. I have worked very closely with Hans Horreus de Haas, he was very inspirational to me.
Construction of Buildings
I am an archaeobotanist specialised in the anatomical identification of archaeological wood from Palaeolithic (Europe) and prehispanic archaeological contexts (Canary Islands).
Bronze casting, metal smelting and filigree-work enthusiast.
Current projects: Early Bronze Age Copper Smelting in the Alps; Early Medieval Iron Smelting in Northeast Bavaria; Filigree jewelry of early medieval Great Moravia/Bohemia.
I received my MSc in experimental archaeology in 2018 from University College Dublin and have since worked in the museum sector in the United States. My interests are in networks of connectivity during the European Bronze Age with a focus primarily on metal casting and technical ceramics.
As a retired pilot, I enjoy studying history and especially mythology and pre-historic era. Using methods of "strategic analysis" I try to approach the truth of ancient people's way of life and their technology.
Past President ICOMOS-UK
Visiting Professor Historic Building Conservation
FSA, FRGS, MIfA, CGeog, BA
UNESCO Specialist in the science of in situ preservation of archaeological remains
I am currently at the beginning of my dissertation in the field of architectural history with the broad topic of the construction methods of the Scandinavians of the early Middle Ages.
I have been involved in Historic Building Conservation for 40 years including Experimental Archaeology. I am currently a conservation consultant and historic materials practitioner.
My research and experimentation activity started in summer 2008 with the first pit-firings and the first mono-chamber kiln (Bronze Age).