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Discussion: Heritage in Times of War - part 2

Oleksandr Didyk
Iryna Stasiuk
Evgeny Sinytsia
Maryan Ivanochko
The difficulties I face in my work are the same that all people in Ukraine live with: interruptions to the supply of electricity and communications and complicated logistics. This affects both education and causes difficulties in planning and holding public events. The biggest problem in terms of professional activity at the moment is the impossibility of ...

Conference Review: Europeana “Making Digital Culture Count” 2022

Caroline Jeffra
The Europeana 2022 conference on the theme “Making Digital Culture Count” was held 28-30 September 2022 in the Hague (NL) and online. The three day conference was filled with presentations and lively discussions on current initiatives, planned projects, and contemplating the future direction for Europeana and those using or contributing to it...

Exploring the Potential of Shared Authority Projects in Open-Air Museums

Kate Shear
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As our societies become more diverse and the demographics of heritage visitors change, many open-air museums are concerned about how to remain relevant. Making a shift to an activist approach is one way museums can evolve to better serve their visitors and community. Many traditional museums have adopted this approach, but relatively few open-air museums have done so...

Peat Burns: The Methods and Implications of Peat Charcoaling

Paul M. Jack
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The Northern Isles of Scotland offer a fascinating case study for understanding past economies and resource management due to the comparative lack of trees found elsewhere in the British Isles. Archaeological evidence proves that this environment did not prevent the development of industrial pursuits in this region during the Iron Age and local accounts dating to ...

Hard Fun: Further Discussions on an Undergraduate Project to (Re)Construct and Fire a Medieval Tile Kiln

Gaynor Wood
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This experiment, undertaken over a 12-month period in 2015 at Norton Priory Museum in Cheshire, formed part of a pedagogic case study and an experimental archaeology project. Here eight Archaeology and 12 Ceramics students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) researched, built, and fired a tile kiln using evidence from previous experimental archaeology projects on the site and other firing projects...

Leave your Stamp: Reconstruction of the Scarab Production Chain

Natasha Solodenko-Vernovsky
Noa Ranzer
Alex Kuklin
Inbar Meyerson
Evgeny Gasin
Ido Koch
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Scarabs are beetle-shaped seals originating in Egypt during the third millennium BC. They were first imported into the southern Levant during the early second millennium BC (Middle Bronze Age I), leading to a flourishing of local production in the following centuries. From this point until the late first millennium BC, scarabs were the most common...