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Exhibition about Martinki

In certain parts of the Balkan (Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova) there is a custom associated with the first day of March. It is called “Grandma March” Day. On this day typical red and white tassels, pom-poms or knit (braided) bracelets are exchanged, given to loved ones and they are worn pinned on clothing or tied on the wrist.

Video fragments from National Geographic: “The Great Human Race”

EXARCs Vice Chair and experimental archaeologist Bill Schindler co-stars in the National Geographic series “The Great Human Race” following in the footsteps of the first human beings.

Conference “Living History and Archaeology”

The conference “Living History and Archaeology” took place at Leiden University on 16 January 2016. Goal was to improve contact between the living history and the archaeological community...

EXARC Auction

EXARC will hold an auction to raise funds for its new website. We want to auction items from EXARC itself and from its members – the money goes to EXARC. How does it work?

Zeiteninsel in Germany receives 4.8 Million EUR

A few days before Christmas, ministers Rhein and Schäfer from the country Hessen, Germany officially handed over 4.78 million Euro to Weimar for the construction of the archaeological open-air museum Zeiteninsel...

Happy Holidays

EXARC wishes all its members happy Holidays. For most of us, the End of December is the time to conclude the year, look back and anticipate what is going to change in 2016. EXARC hosts a meeting in March in Leiden (NL) where members will discuss and decide what is important for EXARC for the near future. You are welcome to join us, more information at:

Grants Awarded to Exeter Experimental Archaeology PhD Students

Two PhD students from the University of Exeter (UK) have recently been awarded grants for archaeological experiments and analysis related to their PhD topics! Both these students have taken part in staff exchanges within the Openarch programme. These experiences have directly benefited the details of their proposals and quality of their grant applications.

Fundraising for EXARC!

Five years ago, EXARC had about 80 members. With help of OpenArch we renewed our websites, Journal and social media early 2012 and see, by now we count 250 members in 30 countries! All well, but we think EXARC can improve. For this we started a fundeaising. There are nice gifts for our supporters!

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Online EXARC Journal 2015-4 published

The fourth online issue of the 2015 EXARC Journal contains 17 articles divided over two sections. 15 articles are open access (OpenArch related and Mixed Matters), two are for EXARC Members only. It includes one article from the special OpenArch Crafts Issue and 7 from Digest Special OpenArch Issue...

Dueppel (Berlin) wins award

On November 19 2015, the Association Museumsdorf Düppel was awarded the Ferdinand von Quast Medal. This is the Berlin Culturemonument Award! Prof. Fansa, the Chair of the Association has accepted the medal with all honours that go with it. All this came exactly in time for the 40-year jubilee of Düppel.

Many congratulations and well deserved!


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