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EXARC Journal 2019-1 online

Since we published our new website a year ago, we are getting more articles submitted for our EXARC Journal than before. In this issue you will find eleven Peer-Reviewed articles and thirteen Mixed Matters articles. That all is published - checked, edited, checked, reviewed, designed - thanks to the huge effort of our volunteers.

The articles in 2019-1 cover many subjects, of which Experimental Archaeology seems to be one of the main topics, history of flint knapping, but also an article about what is Experimental Archaeology and its future. We also wonder about the kind of fuel used in Egypt and Sudan for cooking as well as how did Romans cook in Romania...

Visiting “the Stones”

Mid-February, EXARC Board Member Prof Hurcombe and EXARC Director Paardekooper visited the Hunebedcentrum in Borger (NL). This museum had been a member of OpenArch, just like EXARC and the University of Exeter themselves. Therefore, it was good to catch up.

The management of the museum in Borger had changed recently: Harrie Wolters took over from Hein Klompmaker. Wolters had already been deputy for many years.

Twenty Danish Open-Air Museums in one go

We had the opportunity to attend the biannual meeting of Danish archaeological open-air museums. In January 2019, 75 people attended three days of intense learning and exchange. Many of the participants work directly with the public, so it is not just a conference for museum managers. Part of the program was hands-on, part were presentations between the museums of their new programs and ideas. EXARC got the chance to show the Danish colleagues what is happening elsewhere in the world and extended an invitation to them to come visit museums abroad.