I studied Archaeology at University College Dublin where I completed my BA and MA in Prehistoric and Experimental Archaeology in 2014. I have a particular interest in craftsmanship and embodied cognitive approaches to tool use, which I have personally explored through archery and bow-making.
My interest in experimental archaeology started at the age of seventeen when I entered the re-enactment world. It was at the meeting point of both my passions for archaeology and craft.
I have recently submitted my PhD thesis in partnership with the University of Exeter and the University of Reading. My research investigates the evidence, use and performance of stone-tipped spear technologies among Neanderthal populations in the European Middle Palaeolithic.
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.
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 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.
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.
Interested in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic mostly in the Hunters-gatherers, I reconstruct prehistoric bows according to archaeological data (complete with arrows, arrow points, feathering and natural bowstring).
Gotscha Lagidse, master-armourer, restorer, was born in 1965 in Georgia. Already at a very young age, he had a strong interest in historic arms and armour. He studied these thoroughly and started to reconstruct them.