RIP John Coles, a Giant in Experimental Archaeology

Groundbreaking experimental archaeologist, one of the well-respected giants of experimental archaeology, John Coles, died suddenly on October 14, 2020. He will be remembered as the first to pull together all the strands of people working in experimental archaeology in the 1970s, with his books “experimental archaeology” and “archaeology by experiment”.

Coles, his gentle self, remained interested in how the world of experimental archaeology expanded and made progress. In 2009, he gave a long interview reflecting on experimental archaeology, published by EXARC (see link below).

Thanks, John, you have made a world of a difference.

Fall means: Reduced Membership Fees!

With the end of the Summer behind us, EXARC cuts its membership fees for this year in half. If you turn member now, you pay for 1.5 years and are member until the end of next year (2021). We have a special price for students, unwaged and retired members. 

Membership starts from 40 EUR (60 EUR per 1.5 years) for individuals in Category 2, up to the larger museums paying 275 EUR for 1.5 years. ...

#FinallyFriday: Pottery in Motion

Pottery is one the most ubiquitous artefacts we recover archaeologically and is often the backbone of chronologies for understanding past cultures, but what if there’s a bigger story that it can tell us? Caroline Jeffra and Richard Thér join us for October’s #FinallyFriday to dive deep into the archaeology of technology. 

Join us for a rich exploration of the way that technology spreads from person to person in the past, the ways that different archaeological experiments complement each other, and future directions using cutting edge technology to study the past of technology. Our guests will be live on the EXARC Discord to answer your questions on Friday, 2 October 2020 at 17:00h Central European Time....