EXARC Journal - Latest Articles

Contribution to the Medieval Building Technology Based on the Reconstruction of a Rounded Church

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Ákos Nemcsics 1
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This article presents the experimental archaeological project to build a medieval rotunda reconstruction using rough stone building technology. Here, a medieval rotunda reconstruction is presented by contemporary building technology...

"But if you don't get any IRON..." Towards an Effective Method for Small Iron Smelting Furnaces

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Darrell Markewitz 1
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Few ancient processes are as mysterious as smelting ore into metallic iron. Just how, exactly, is this done? The exact processes used by the ancients are unknown, but modern experiments can suggest some possibilities...

Anatomy of Prehispanic Bells - Study of an Ancient Lost Process

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Raúl Ybarra 1
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The elaboration of bells in the Prehispanic Era was of great importance due to the special meaning attributed to them in religious ceremonies. Today, knowledge of the techniques that were used in their fabrication is scant and lacking in detail. For that reason, the objective of the present study was to carry out a morphological study of bells from western Mexico...

WEA’s Latest Life Experiment

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Jaco Schilp 1
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The WEA, Society for Experimental Archaeology, is a sub-society of the NJBG, the Dutch Historical Youth Association. It is formed by youngsters aged 12 to 26 who enjoy participating in several aspects of living history. WEA offers them a chance to learn about history, set up their own archaeological experiments, and the opportunity to participate in living history for example by learning a...