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Matilda Siebrecht MA

Member of EXARC: 
Yes
Member of ICOM: 
No
Location: 
Netherlands

I completed my MA Archaeology from the University of Aberdeen in 2014, for which I completed a dissertation looking at the possible uses of seaweed in Viking Age Metallurgy. This research used experimental methods working with seaweed in an iron-age style forge (provided by EXARC member Dave Budd). This research produced interesting results documenting the potential use of seaweed as a flux, tar or possible hallucinogenic aid for blacksmiths in the past.
I have recently completed my MSc in Material Culture Studies at Leiden University, where I specialised in experimental archaeology combined with microwear analysis. I am particularly interested in the manufacturing process of ancient objects, and my research focus is prehistoric ornamental technology.

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