EXARC will be hosting a session at ICMS 2017 in Kalamazoo, May 11-14, 2017. |If you have been doing experimental archaeology and want to talk about it, we would love to hear from you.
The session goes by the name: "Archaeology & Experiment: Moving beyond the artefacts".
Experimental archaeology moves beyond the artefacts, allowing researchers to examine the underlying question of "how" related to artefact finds. Ideally, experiments can provide a preliminary answer to the question "Does this theory of how it was done actually work". A keystone of experimental archaeology (and a differentiator from reenactment/recreation) is that it follows the scientific method of question, setup, and result - whether that result is positive or negative.
Presentations in this session will be expected to review all three key elements in the discussion of their paper. Papers submitted for these sessions would be good candidates for publication in the EXARC Journal.