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.
After many years of digging on Bronze Age and Iron Age sites in Champagne (1980-1991) I started to cast bronze in 2003. I cast in clay moulds (lost wax) and in sand forms. I cast weapons, tools, jewels from Bronze and Iron Age and some modern sculptures.
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.
I am PhD student of Eurasian research department, South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia), Director of experimental archaeology centre “Archaeos” (Chelyabinsk, Russia) and Member of the Archaeological Foundation Board “Arkaim” (Russia).
I teach experimental archaeology in the Anthropology department at Humboldt State University, California. The labs and classes provide student insight into past technologies, helping them recognize the tools and evidence in the field.
Spyros Bakas is among the first to introduce and promote Living History in Greece in 2002. Since then, he has participated, organised and directed numerous Experimental Archaeology as well as Living History projects in Greece and worldwide.
Jaap Hogendoorn, Springlevend Verleden (Alive and kicking past)
Organiser, producer, storyteller, craftsman, builder, fighter.