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#FinallyFriday: The Issue of a Journal

Academic journals are an integral element of how we share knowledge of new discoveries, practices, and ideas. But how do these journals get started, what kinds of difficulties do they face and why do we need new ones? In this month’s episode of Finally Friday, our guest speakers discuss their experiences in founding new academic journals.

Martina Revello Lami is an archaeologist and guest researcher at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Luca Bartoni specialises in IT but has always been interested in History and Culture...

The Dugout Canoe, Progress Report 2

We are making good progress with shaping the dugout’s bottom. However, although chopping the wood is perfectly possible with the big flint axes, it does take a lot of time and above all energy, especially when it is hot! Splitting the wood and removing thick slices goes much faster and is far easier. This is the tactic we have been following. To successfully split the wood it is important to follow the grain and to have a trunk that is free of knots. In the past people must have carefully selected the wood, as the prehistoric canoes that we examined are largely free of knots...

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...