I am a foundation degree student studying my level 5 in History, Heritage and Archaeology at Strode College. Just embarking on an experimental archaeology assignment.
Education, teaching & training
I became interested in preindustrial technology through archery, boomerangs, throwing sticks, and spear throwers in the 1980s.
Demonstrating and teaching bronze casting at Butser Ancient farm for 19 years.
My speciality is developing and testing Bronze Age weapons, working with leading experts and students to develop the knowledge at Butser.
I have been working on leather reconstructions for the last 5 years and leathercrafting for 30 years. I am currently studying a Masters of Teaching at Murdoch University and doing ARCY1002 (Experimenting with Archaeology) at the University of Western Australia.
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 started dealing with archaeology in the 90s, during my university studies at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and the Institute of Archaeology of the State University, both in Milan, Italy.
I started out as a chemistry student and switched gears to work on a landscape architecture degree, and finally settled on a whole different path of Art History (BA) with an Archaeology minor.