Themed Collections

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...

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...

REARC Conferences

REARC is the conference on Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology. REARC promotes and stimulates interest in reconstructive and experimental archaeology; serving as a bridging organization between Open-Air Museums...

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...

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)...

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...

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...