A promise is a promise: all members’ only articles of our Journal go open access after two years! Now it is time for the material dating to winter 2012. Four articles receive special attention. We discuss Etruscan ceramics and female labour, the state of experimental archaeology in Switzerland; Authenticity is Fiction (?) and living history in Denmark. We also republished the 1999 proceedings of an international workshop on bronze casting in the Netherlands. Several book reviews and interviews with experimental archaeologists complete the issue.