Newest Era

Weekend Weaving Workshop

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Event
open for all
Organised by
Pallia (DE)
Country
Belgium

Tablet weaving structures are different from loom weaving structures, and patterning on tablet woven bands follow their own rules - related to these structures. In the workshop "Understanding Tablet Weaving", we will explore the structures of tablet weaving and gain a deep understanding how patterning in tablet weaving works:

Food Festival

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Event
open for all
Country
United Kingdom

A firm favourite in the St Fagans calendar – our Food Festival brings together the finest local producers and mixes them up with a feast of family fun and foodie treats.

With apples in the orchards, pigs in the pigsties, and fires in the hearths – see the Museum come to life with the traditional tastes of Wales as well as a few more exotic flavours.

International Iron Smelting Days

Date
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Event
on registration
Country
the Netherlands

The annual Iron Smelting Days are the largest gathering of its kind in Europe, with blacksmiths, artists and archaeologists gathering around a dozen or so iron smelting furnaces.  It is a unique chance to learn a lot in very short time about the process of producing iron in the old days.

Conference Review: Fibres in Early Textiles, Glasgow 2019

Alistair Dickey (UK)
The 16th conference of the Early Textiles Study Group was held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, from 6th to 7th June, 2019. The theme for the biennial conference, Fibres in Early Textiles from Prehistory to AD 1600, was attended by almost sixty enthusiastic participants, and there was a strong international feel to the gathering. Attendees came from a diverse range of backgrounds...

Steel Bangers Festival

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Event
open for all
Country
Ireland

Experience heat and iron as the forges of fire at The Irish National Heritage Park are fired up for the inaugural Steel Bangers Festival on September 14th and 15th. Our resident Blacksmith will bring his crew of metal workers and steel artists to the Medieval Lodge in the heart of the Park and they will stoke the forges and tell the story of iron and steel and the pivotal role it played in the

Conference Review: Summa Summarum - Experimental Archaeology in the Balkans

Ivan Semyan (RU) and
Spyros Bakas (GR)
From May 30 to June 1, the 42nd conference of the Serbian Archeological Society was held in Negotin (Serbia). The session "Summa summarum - experimental archaeology in the Balkans" was co-organised with EXARC. About 130 experts from Germany, the USA, Poland, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Russia and other countries took part in the event...

Book Review: The Living History Anthology, Perspectives from ALHFAM by Martha B. Katz-Hymann et al. (eds)

Roeland Paardekooper (NL)
Many open-air museums in the United States are members of the Association of Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM). Only a small portion of the ALHFAM members are agricultural museums, however living history in a museum context is what unites the members...