Andrew is a historian of material culture and a university writing instructor. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2018, where he studied the technological and social history of iron spearheads in Early Medieval England.
My name is Florian Messner and currently I'm writing my PhD in medieval archaeology at the University of Innsbruck. In my work I aim to thoroughly examine all extant swords from the 10th to the 15th century from the region of historical Tyrol.
I graduated in Cultural Heritage Management with a thesis on Anthropology in 2011. I published two articles with EXARC (2013-2 and 2018-3) and a book published in 2018 ("I guerrieri Piceni").
Mike became involved with experimental archaeology while undertaking a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Washington College in 2013. Part of this coursework included primitive skills training in basic knapping, hide tanning, and prehistoric clothing manufacture.
I started working in the experimental field while still in university. Mostly I do reconstructions of iron objects and medieval shoes. These days I run the museums forge of the archaeological open-air museum "Bajuwarenhof Kirchheim", where I also present other crafts to the public.
I recently graduated from University of Glasgow with a Master's in Celtic and Viking Archaeology. For my dissertation I used GIS to determine the relation berween Viking Age sites with ironwoking evidence and necessary resources.
In 2002, I decided to actively pursue my historical interest and incorporate my skills in physics, electronics and engineering.
I graduated from the University of York in 1994 with a BA in Archaeology and started making replica Viking Age artefacts in 1999, while working at the Jorvik Viking Centre.
I begin working in archaeology in 1985, excavating and experimental archaeological reconstruction of a medieval village at Cosmeston, Wales, UK. Since then extensive experience in field Archaeology and research, with concentration on late Roman and Migration Period material culture studies.