EXARC is member of a consortium, applying for an EU Horizon 2020 grant by the name of EMBODIES. EMBODIES ambition is to research the potential of current technologies and devices in supporting social and embodied interactions with the aim to propose a concrete set of requirements and specifications, allowing broader audiences to interact in a variety of contexts, including informal learning, entertainment and well-being applications, aiming to deepen human connections within the group, cultivating social and historical empathy, and supporting humans affective interaction and inclusion. To do so, the project will create a platform which will allow the wider community of Cultural and Creative industries to develop new social and embodied experiences for group activities.
Late October, 30 specialists met in Mula, Spain. In three days, these potters, archaeologists and museum professionals learned a lot from each other by literally looking over each other’s shoulders. It was all about Bronze Age pottery from different regions in Europe: Spain, Germany, Hungary and Serbia. EXARC added a broad approach to pottery techniques based on examples from Bronze Age Greece to this.
In the Digest we hope to show off the wide range of topics the Journal covers. After long deliberation, and it has not been easy to choose from so many interesting articles, we chose six reviewed articles covering topics from reconstruction of prehistoric clothing for museum display through building and testing a traction trebuchet to a recreation of Earth ovens with clay heat retainers or mirnyongs, which were typical of the temperate environments of eastern and south-eastern Australia. Another seven articles represent the mixed matters in which we remember the late Peter Kelterborn, introduce Kernavė in Lithuania and learn about archaeology workshops for schools in Romania.