My research combines Modernist art history and theory to evaluate the effects of prehistory on 20th Century ideas about animals and utopia, and to mourn the Sixth Mass Extinction as an unnatural cataclysm.
My research and experimentation activity started in summer 2008 with the first pit-firings and the first mono-chamber kiln (Bronze Age).
Sue studied Archaeology at the University of Exeter and her early career was as a Finds Assistant for the Museum of London and then as an Archaeological Illustrator for what is now English Heritage.
In 2002, I decided to actively pursue my historical interest and incorporate my skills in physics, electronics and engineering.
I am a retired Professor of Anthropology at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and now "Research Associate". My previous work has been in cultural anthropology and medical anthropology (The Iraqw of N.
Since 1980 I have taught the conservation of objects (stone, glass, metal, fibers, leather, ceramics etc.) at the Department of Art Conservation at Buffalo State College (State University of New York). I have been a craftsman essentially all my life.
Starting in 1996 with Roman crafts living history demonstrations, I co-founded the project "Römischer Vicus", presenting several demonstrations of a dozen craftspeople on the website www.roemischer-vicus.de and attending Roman living history events in Germany
I have been involved with re-enactment/interpretation for over 25 years, and heavily involved with experimental work specifically in the areas of Viking Era Iron Smelting, and Bead Production for over a decade.