The EXARC Journal 2021/3 was published in August and contains eight reviewed and six unreviewed articles. As always, all articles are open access.
There are three articles on pottery techniques, thanks to the November 2020 conference, Archaeological Approaches to the Study of the Potter’s Wheel. It is interesting to read how experimental archaeology can help us understand possibilities of pottery production in the past.
Quite different but equally interesting is the article about injuries on bog bodies by Treadway and Twumasi. Archaeology and forensics have always been good colleagues. Follensbee then discusses Mesoamerican textile tools and Paradea describes her experiments with making Hawaiian barkcloth. If that is not enough, Hockley presents an article on the reconstruction of a Saxon Hall in the Weald and Downland Living Museum in the UK. If you are looking for gold, you need to read the final reviewed article where Cech & Urban follow Pliny the Elder. But have they been successful?
Our unreviewed mixed matters give an overview in three parts of EXARC'S EU Project RETOLD, where we share a glimpse of the world of documentation and digitization in open-air museums. Of course, we look back on the International Experimental Archaeology Conference EAC, which took place earlier this year. About 50 hours of presentations are still online. In a short article, we share a story about an archaeological open-air museum in Japan, Deshima in Nagasaki. The last article gives an overview of the Dutch project “putting life into Late Neolithic Houses”. Here research and public involvement will come together over a period of four years.