Mesolithic

Bone tool making Workshop with Wulf Hein

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Germany

A bone tool-making Workshop with expert Wulf Hein will take place in September 2018 at the "Zeiteninsel" in Niederweimar-Argenstein. The participants will get to know the stone age techniques and will work with authentic tools and materials. Afterwards they can make their own arrowhead, a fishing hook or even a stone age figurine.
Course suitable for age 12+. 

"Geschichte(n) erleben auf der Zeiteninsel"

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Germany

The "Zeiteninsel" invites you to come to Niederweimar-Argenstein and participate in a fantastic and colorful program! Various reenactors and archaeo-technicians will show a presentation of old crafts from the Mesolithic till the Germanic People of the first century. How did the stone age people hunt and what kind of equipment did they have? How did they produce bone and stone tools?

Bone & antler

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For Public
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Germany

From the sewing needle to the spearhead to the hatchet - bones and antler are important raw materials in the prehistory, to make vital tools but also pretty jewellery out of it. Learn and experiment with our Stone Age expert!

Copyright: Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen/A. Probst-Boehm

Flint & rocks

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For Public
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Germany

Fine flint arrowheads, sharp stone axe and heavy millstone - Let experimental archaeologists from Norway and Germany show you the fascinating techniques used to make important tools of the Stone Age. Please participate and try!

Copyright: Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen/G. Schöbel

Book Review: Dressing Prehistory (Oblekani Praveku) by K. Urbanová and J. T. Pulpán

Helena Březinová (CZ)
A unique popular education publication called Oblékání pravěku (Dressing prehistory) has appeared on the Czech book market. It is a work by archaeologist Kristýna Urbanová, and Jan T. Půlpán, an experienced experimenter. At first glance the book attracts attention with an unusually large format, well chosen because of the foundation elements of the publication – colour photographs...

Conference Review: 1st African Conference on Experimental Archaeology (ACE), 2018

Justin Bradfield (ZA)
The first African Conference on Experimental Archaeology (ACE) took place at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 20th and 22nd March 2018. The conference, co-organised by EXARC, provided a platform for African-based scholars to showcase their experimental research. Scholars from as far afield as the USA, France and India participated in the conference...

Book Review: Skanseny Archeologiczne i Archeologia Eksperymentalna by Jan Gancarski

Justyna Duda (PL)
The book Skanseny Archeologiczne i Archeologia Eksperymentalna published by the Podkarpackie Muzeum in 2012 brings up the subject of open-air museums, opportunities and disadvantages of the promotion of cultural tourism and experimental archaeology mainly in Poland but also in Slovakia. Articles presented in this book were prepared for two different conferences organised by this museum...

Flintknapping with Morten Kutschera

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For Professionals
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Germany

Morten Kutschera is a master flintknapper, experimental archaeologist and well-known replica-maker based in Bergen, Norway. With over 25 years’ experience working in public archaeology, giving lectures and flint knapping demonstrations at museums across Norway, he has been one of the pioneers in teaching prehistory through activity-based instruction.

Deer Skin Tanning with Theresa Kamper

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For Professionals
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Germany

Before the advent of modern tanning agents, humans were turning raw skin into usable leather products using very basic techniques and materials. Learn to produce incredibly soft, strong and durable leather from raw animal skin using one of human kind’s earliest tanning technologies!

Obituary: Peter Kelterborn (4 July 1928 – 9 March 2017)

Kurt Altorfer (CH)
On 9 March 2017, Peter Kelterborn, Swiss civil engineer and experimental archaeologist closed his eyes for good at the age of 89. He was known to many of his colleagues through his well-researched works on prehistorical flint and rock technology, but also from his methodological scientific experiments in archaeology. Many cherished him as a modest and thoughtful colleague, friend and counsellor...