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Experimental Archaeology

An Experimental Approach to Assessing the Tempering and Firing of Local Pottery Production in Nubia during the New Kingdom Period

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Julia Budka
Giulia D’Ercole
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Recently, the development of an independent strand of study, known as the ‘archaeology of dung, has resulted in numerous cross-geographical publications confirming the use of animal dung in archaeological deposits as the main fuel source and several other purposes. Most of these studies focus on the analysis of the microscopic evidence attributable to dung, combining multi-proxy approaches to ...

Pilot fires: Preliminary Report from Interdisciplinary Actualistic Fire Experiments

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Silje Bentsen
Magnus Haaland
Jovana Milic
Turid Hillestad Nel
Ole F. Unhammer
Elizabeth Velliky
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Hearth formation processes are complex. They involve multiple actions, reactions, and activities before, during, and after an active fire and can also impact a wide range of materials and sediments at an archaeological site. Archaeologists approach combustion features and formation processes from multiple analytical perspectives...

Different Types of Needles for Specific Uses? Experimental Reproductions of some Finds from Aradetis Orgora, Georgia

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Sara Maria Stellacci
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This research aimed to evaluate some new hypotheses about the production and use of a class of pointed tools from the Bronze Age layers of Aradetis Orgora (Georgia), which have been traditionally considered as pins. Its main goal was to provide an alternative interpretation of their function, namely as tools used in basketry. The study was divided into two experimental steps...