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#FinallyFriday: Sew much to do, sew little time

#FinallyFriday is back for our fourth installment with a great discussion about textile archaeology from Early Medieval Britain and Iron Age Slovenia. 

Guest speakers are Alex Makin and Ronja Lau. Alex came to archaeology after a lifelong familial bond with textiles and study at the Royal School of Needlework as a professional embroiderer. Ronja has studied mineralized textiles from Iron Age Slovenia in her Master’s thesis, and has been very active in living history, making period clothing from start to finish from a number of different periods...

EXARC Volunteer Day at Archeon

EXARC has over 75 volunteers worldwide. A good part of these live in the Netherlands, where we have our office. Our team works on the EXARC Journal, our website, social media, conferences - almost all the work EXARC does is in the hands of volunteers.

When we got the chance to organise a volunteer day for our Dutch volunteers, we of course did not say no! We could only achieve this with some help (see below). A location was found in Archeon where those volunteers of us who are no EXARC members learned what an archaeological open-air museum is about...

Brazil closer to EXARC

Around Midsummer, we had the chance to meet with the Pequi do Cerrado Institute from Brazil (IPCE) and the director of Kasteel Heeswijk to discuss cooperation. EXARC was represented by Maria Josefina Villanueva and Roeland Paardekooper, IPCE was present in the person of Lucas Bernalli, and Luc Eekhout, Kasteel Heeswijk, hosted the meeting.

IPCE has a modern, progressive approach which includes people from many different backgrounds, helping the local community in the Minas Gerais forward, keeping an eye on the very diverse background, on sustainability and much more...