EA Award: Experimental Archaeology and the sustainability of dental calculus research by Sarah Sandron

When we opened our call for micro funding of archaeological experiments in 2021, 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.

Ms Sandron is a master’s student at the University of Torino, Italy and this is her update on the project...

RETOLD: Documenting House (Re)constructions

The Museumsdorf Düppel, one of the six partners in the RETOLD project, provides us with an insight into their work of the first year.

The first step, before creating the new forms for the documentation of archaeological house models, was to research documentation strategies in other archaeological and ethnographic open-air museums. This one was done together with the other partner from Romania. The results can be found in a report published in the EXARC Journal...

EXARC online in 2021

EXARC has had an active 2021 on the internet. Website visits to grew 8% to almost 200,000 users. Over 1/3rd of our visitors came from the United States. We had over 180,000 pageviews for the EXARC Journal only. People were also very interested in our online meetings and the FAQ asked in open-air museums. There was less attention than usual for the event calendar and the presentations of the members themselves. 

As for EXARCs social media, we were particularly more successful on Youtube, Twitter and Instagram....