Themed Collections

Ceramics

Ceramics are an important archaeological source of information, teaching us indirectly more about the people in the past who made, used and discarded it. Experimentation may include making ceramics with similar clay sources, techniques or...

Adult Education

Archaeology and adult education are a good pair. This does not include only the training of archaeology students – as archaeology deals with many aspects of the past, teaching about these aspects is relevant to any adult public, showing how people dealt with situations in...

Teaching Children

Teaching school children is one of the prime reasons why we have archaeological open-air museums. Many education centres only serve school groups, and are not even open to day visitors. Examples can be found in Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain...

People & Stories

Many people have a lasting influence on the field of archaeological open-air museums or experimental archaeology. They often approach the world in a non-conformist way, leading to interesting new ways of looking at the matter. EXARC offers these...

Discussions & Thoughts

At EXARC Conferences, but also in our Social Media, EXARC Members and other specialists discuss important themes. Several of these discussions are published here. This will help people forming an opinion and not reinventing the wheel...

10th Experimental Archaeology Conference

The 10th International Experimental Archaeology Conference (held in April 2017) was hosted jointly by EXARC and Material Culture Studies, Leiden University (NL). The conference two days with 125 delegates, followed by...

The Dialogue with Skills in the OpenArch Project

The Dialogue with Skills in Archaeological Open-Air Museums was an important Theme in the OpenArch-Project, coordinated by the Museum of Modena (Italy) and the Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (Germany)....

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference

The 7th International Experimental Archaeology Conference (held in January 2013) was hosted jointly by the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University and St Fagan’s Open-Air Museum (UK). Two days with over 100 delegates...

International Bronze Metallurgy Workshop

In 1999, at the archaeological education centre Wilhelminaoord, an international workshop took place, with a focus on the experimental and educational aspects of bronze metallurgy. The Proceedings, published in hard copy by VAEE, are republished here by EXARC...

Reconstruction of Wooden Buildings (ESF)

The 1980s saw a boom of new archaeological open-air museums. The 1987 ESF workshop in Århus on the reconstruction of wooden buildings was initiated by professors Waterbolk and Olsen. Some of the problems addressed there are still valid today...

Reviews of the Proceedings of the EXAR Tagung

There have been conferences on experimental archaeology in the German language area since the start of the famous exhibition, made in Oldenburg, under guidance of Professor Fansa, in 1990. This led in 2002 to the foundation of EXAR (without a 'c' at the end)...

How to publish Experimental Archaeology?

Throughout the years, EXARC published many reports on archaeological experiments. But what are the do's and don'ts about such publishing? Already back in 2005, we asked this question to five specialists and received interesting answers...