Three winners of the EXARC Experimental Archaeology Award

When we opened our call for micro funding of archaeological experiments, little did we know we would receive 22 applications from around the world. The themes and approaches were truly diverse, including both creativity and academic rigour. Thanks to our sponsor, EXARC member John Kiernan, the jury has actually been able to select three winners of 500 EUR each, not just two.

All candidates will start their work before September 2021, and you will be able to follow their activities via the EXARC channels. There is a fair chance there will be a new call for applications for the EXARC Experimental Archaeology Award again in spring 2022...

#Compast conference postponed

As we face further uncertainty concerning travel - with continued restrictions between countries and the surge in cases of new variants of COVID emerging across the world, the organising committee for the forthcoming Communication the Past (ComPast) Conference in Athens this October has taken the unanimous decision to postpone this event to sometime in late Spring/ early Summer of 2022. 

The Committee did not take this decision lightly and feel that this is the best decision in view of the circumstances.  We wish to acknowledge and thank everyone who has given their time to, submitted abstracts and shown interest in participating in this event...

Online Forum: Department of Archaeology Sheffield - EXARC

Online forum marking the Department of Archaeology and Sheffield Archaeomaterials joining the EXARC global network

This online session then marks Sheffield joining the EXARC network and offers each party to find out more about the activities of one another. Opening with introductions to projects, programs, opportunities, and collaborative research relationships, the forum will then address a discussion on what the future of experimental archaeology holds and particularly discuss ways to further contextualise experimental data within existing and evolving archaeological interpretations, and throughout the EXARC network. Finally, the session will conclude with an opportunity to network and ask questions in a relaxed format on current research and opportunities for closer working ties...