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Experimental Archaeology

Bone Pipes with Parallel Tone Holes. Materials from Medieval Poland (until the End of the 12th C)

Dorota Popławska 1 ✉,
Anita Kander-Marchewka 2,
Amelia Skibińska 3,
Piotr Zawadzki 3
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Bone and wood pipes are among the medieval aerophones which have been discovered during archaeological excavations in Poland. The ones that interested us are characterized by a parallel arrangement of sound holes. They are short pipes, several centimetres long, with two holes cut in different places of the pipe body, either at one end or in the middle...

Early Medieval Bone Pipes: Understanding the Sounds of These Instruments through Reconstruction

Lucy-Anne Taylor 1
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Bone pipes are the most numerous instrument surviving from Early Medieval England. These instruments are usually classified as ‘flutes’ despite many of the examples missing the defining categorisations. Two examples from the archaeological record of early Medieval England will be used as case studies: one instrument from North-West Essex and the other from York...

An Experimental Study of Lesions Observed in Bog Body Funerary Performances

Tiffany Treadway 1 ✉,
Clement Twumasi 2
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The analysis of sharp force trauma has usually been reserved for prehistoric osteological case studies. Bog bodies, on the other hand, due to the excellent preservation of the soft tissues, provide a unique example of visible lesions. This type of preservation of prehistoric soft tissue trauma that would otherwise be predominantly absent from osteological remains allows archaeologists to understand better the ...