For the second time in a row, the Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference took place, 16-19 November 2017. There were 68 participants from all across North America, including a high number of archaeology and anthropology students. The first day they witnessed 15 papers, including a keynote by Natalie Mueller on “Growing Lost Crops, Reconstructing Ancient Knowledge Systems”. The second day several workshops and demonstrations took place for the conference delegates, in contact with the visitors of Colonial Williamsburg. Where in one area people were processing hides, somewhere else there was an atlatl competition, bronze casting or flint knapping. There was something for everyone.
| Mahala Nyberg (US) | Issue 2018/1
There was something for everyone at the 2017 Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference, as it represented many aspects of experimental archaeology. Although it was a small conference, the papers covered a diverse ... Read more