Podcast: Flake it 'til you make it

In this February episode of Finally Friday we're talking all about flint! This material is one of the most commonly found throughout prehistory, and so this month Matilda chatted about flint and flint-knapping with two experts from our EXARC community, Morten Kutschera and Prof. Javier Baena Preysler. What are the implications of different ways to learn and teach flint-knapping? How much do flint tools change throughout human history, and why? Can you knap flint with a pen? To find out the answers to these questions and more, make sure to tune in to this month's episode!

EA Award: Cooking the Beans and Burying the Sherds

One of the winners of the EXARC Experimental Archaeology Award is Dr Timothy Baumann. They presented a poster on the first stages of their experimental bean residue study at the University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture for the annual Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology (CRITA) meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on January 28th, 2023. 

Who will put Life in Late Neolithic Houses?

We are in the midst of a large project, where a dozen specialists from all directions are putting life into Stone Age houses. Who are they? We interviewed a large part of this team, coordinated by Leiden University and asked them about themselves and their role in the project. The group includes of course archaeologists of all types, but also a museum director, an artist, and several other professionals. Who can you spot? They talk about their favourite task in the project and of course the famous question about what they want to get out of the project in the end?

Putting Life into Late Neolithic Houses is funded by the Dutch Research Council NWO (AIB.19.020).