Viking Age

European Textile Forum

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Event
For Professionals
Organised by
Katrin Kania & Sabine Ringenberg
Country
Germany

The European Textile Forum 2018 will take place from November 5 to November 11, at the Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology in Mayen, Germany. The Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology is the experimental archaeology research center of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM).

Basket Weaving Course

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Event
For Public
Country
Ireland

This one day workshop is aimed at both complete newcomers to the craft of basket weaving and also those who have a bit of experience and would like to improve their skills.
During the Workshop you can expect to make a small basket as well as covering the growing, harvesting, storing and preparation of the willows for working.

Two-day Bow-Making Course with Mike Henderson

Date
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Event
For Public
Country
Ireland

Course will cover the art of the bow-making and the use of bows in hunting and warfare. This is a practical hands-on course. Participants will learn to shape and form traditional bows, to make string from natural raw materials. At the end of the course, participants will leave with their very own bow.

(hand tools & materials included)

International Iron Smelting Days

Date
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Event
For Professionals
Organised by
Furnace Fortune Styria+ MHVOE (MontanHistorical Club Austria)
Country
Austria

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.

Viking Jewellery Mould Making. Experimental and Reconstructive Aspects

Anders Söderberg (SE)
Craftsmanship relies upon the silent knowledge of the skilled experience of the creative workings of the hands, a knowledge that is difficult to convert to written characters without creating a blur of words that make very little sense. Theoretical reasoning lacks the dialogue with, and the resistance from, the raw material. Making up a picture of how wax, clay and metal would behave without practical experience of them is...

Conference Review: Reconstructive & Experimental Archaeology Conference REARC 2018

Susan Verberg (US)
REARC Conferences
***The 8th annual Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference hosted by EXARC drew speakers and participants from many parts of the world. The REARC conference was once again hosted by Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, from October 18-20th. Friday was reserved for the presentation of papers...

Textile Textured Silver Ingots: A Technical Investigation into how these Textures came to be on some Viking Hoard Ingots

Dave Meyers (US)
The ‘West Coast Cumbria’ hoard, discovered in 2014, is a late ninth/ early tenth-century Viking silver hoard, housed at the Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, UK. It is composed of 20 Viking silver objects: bar-shaped ingots and ornaments, in various stages of fragmentation (PAS ‘Find-ID’ LANCUM-FA14C8). One, complete ingot (museum no. 2016.162.5) bears coarse cloth-impressions on its upper surface...