EXARC Digest 2017 issue 1 sent to the printer

A bit earlier than normally, due to EAC10 coming to Leiden in the second part of April, we prepared our printed Journal. It will be available at the conference, and sent to our members at the end of April.

The spring 2017 Digest offers a choice of articles from EXARC Journal issues 2016/4 and 2017/1. One of the articles is The Gislinge Boat Open Source Project: An Old Boat and a New Idea. The Gislinge Boat Open Source Projectwas designed as a combination of maritime craftsmanship, experimental archaeological research, digital communication, education and outreach activities. In doing so it wanted to explore to what extent the public could be involved with the experimental archaeological boatbuilding process. The whole project was inspired by the open source concept: the idea that information and knowledge should be shared freely and openly, an ideal fully shared by EXARC (We are proud to have Dael and Sørensen from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde (DK) as one of our Keynote Lectures in Leiden (NL) at the 10th International Experimental Archaeology Conference, EAC10. This year it takes place in the week after Easter.).

Other articles are:

  • The potential of open-air sites: a diversified approach in Emilia, Italy.
  • A Minoan experimental house
  • The VIA SCIPIONIS Project: Outdoor Travelling Experimental Archaeology and Re-enactment
  • Course of experiential archaeology in an archaeopark as part of an active university training
  • Obituary:Steve Watts
  • The Omnis Barbaria Experimental Archaeology Camp for Children – First Edition
  • The Best Way of Preserving Something Is to Educate About It - Educational Centres in South Africa
  • Book Review: The Art of Prehistoric Textile Making: The Development of Craft Traditions and Clothing in Central Europe by Karina Grömer