Newer Era

ALHFAM 2018 Annual Conference - Interpreting Our Multicultural Past

For Professionals
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Learn hands-on skills including: Traditional Cherokee crafts taught by National Treasures, historical cooking, military firearms, Poultry 101, and more. Conference sessions cover a wide range of topics from women’s suffrage, women soldiers, creating a period kitchen, and how to develop a living histo

An Experimental Diachronic Exploration of Patination Methodology of Dark Patinated (Arsenical) Copper Alloys on Case Studies from the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age and Early Iron Age

Marianne Talma (DE)
10th EAC Leiden 2017
***Artificially patinated copper alloys are found archaeologically in polychrome artefacts from the 19th century BC Egypt to historical and contemporary Japan. The unusual colour variations observed in these patinas, ranging from black to blue to purple, is due to a minor amount of gold (Au) and silver (Ag) in their copper matrix, whereas...

‘Re-rolling’ a Mummy: an Experimental Spectacle at Manchester Museum

Lidija McKnight (UK)
10th EAC Leiden 2017
***Ancient Egyptian animal mummies and votive statuettes were often wrapped in linen, concealing the contents and conferring sanctity to the remains. Mummy autopsies were commonplace in 19th century Europe, when ancient mummified bodies were unwrapped to reveal what lay beneath the linen bandages. Similarly...

Book Review: The Archaeology of Time Travel. Experiencing the Past in the 21st Century, edited by Bodil Petersson and Cornelius Holtorf

Silje Evjenth Bentsen (ZA)
Archaeological time travel, or experiencing the past through re-enactment, virtual reality, popular culture or other means, is presented from multiple perspectives in The Archaeology of Time Travel. Experiencing the Past in the 21st Century, edited by Bodil Petersson and Cornelius Holtorf. The book is freely available in pdf format at

Shifting the Sand: Replicating Black Powder Grenades

Stephen Lacey (US)
Black powder hand grenades are ubiquitous for several European archaeological sites between 1600 AD and 1900 AD. Unfortunately, many archaeological reports only note the presence of hand grenades in artifact inventories, perhaps denoting some minor measurements. Only one report contains a full assessment of grenades, but this was performed by treasure hunters who excavated the pirate ship Whydah...

Meet the 95th Rifles

For Public
United Kingdom

First into battle and last out, the 95th, heroes of the Peninsular War.
Meet the 95th Rifles when they are camped at West Stow and find out how our Baker rifles beat Napoleon.

You can talk to a ‘chosen man’, try one of the famous green jackets or feel the weight of a Baker rifle. Drill and firing displays help bring our past to life.