In 2006, an experimental archaeology workshop was organised at University College London. This was the modest start of an internationally frequented recurring conference on Experimental Archaeology. The conference is a low-budget, low-fees meeting, open to all people interested in experimental archaeology, from academia and from a crafts background, museum people and re-enactors.
Up until the conference in Dublin, the main organiser and host was a university, often with an archaeological open-air museum on the side, part of the excursion day. EXARC has been involved from the very beginning. From 2017 on EXARC is organising the conference. 2012 – 2017, we had a dedicated conference website, administered by Dr Fillery-Travis who also managed much of the social media presence of the conference.
In 2018, the conference pages merged into the EXARC website. Here you will find a simple archive with all conferences and abstracts so far. Also, if a conference review exists, you will find them below. EAC conferences do not only have presentations of posters and papers. Often there is an excursion too as well as several workshops. These are not all mentioned in our online archive.
|City||Year||No||Papers / Posters / Hotspots||Participants||Published||Review|
|London||2006||EAC1||11 / 0||33|
|Exeter||2007||EAC2||12 / 2||78||YES|
|Edinburgh||2008||EAC3||13 / 0||60||YES (PDF)|
|Aberdeen||2009||EAC4||9 / 0||?||YES (PDF)|
|Reading||2011||EAC5||15 / 9||64|
|York||2012||EAC6||12 / 13||44||YES|
|Cardiff||2013||EAC7||19 / 15||100||YES||YES|
|Oxford||2014||EAC8||15 / 8||70||YES|
|Dublin||2015||EAC9||21 / 28||220||YES|
|Leiden||2017||EAC10||31 / 30||128||YES||YES|
|Trento||2019||EAC11||46 / 32||191||YES||YES|
|World Tour / Exeter||2021||EAC12||98 / 32 / 39||30,000 views|