experimental archaeology

Experiments on Painting Viking Age Woodwork

Author(s)
Nanna Friis Hellström 1 ✉,
Anna Vebæk Gelskov 1,
Sofie Louise Andersen 1,
Henriette Lyngstrøm 1
Publication Date
Traditionally, studies on Viking Age pigmentation have focused on the minerals used to produce colours. The research conducted in this article concerns other factors, that might have influenced painted wood such as surface treatments, outlines, and paint components...

An Experimental Reconstruction of Hair Colours from the Jin and Tang Dynasties (265-907 AD) in China

Author(s)
Bangcheng Tang 1 ✉,
Yan Xue 2,
Yijie Yan 2,
Bo Yuan 2
Publication Date
Hair colours, as a daily cosmetic used in ancient Chinese life, often appear in ancient Chinese medical books, according to types, and can be classified into herbal hair colours and mineral hair colours. Experimental reconstruction of herbal hair colours and mineral hair colours was carried out to explore the influence of factors such as the type and material of hair colours on the colouring effect.

Book Review: Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Jahrbuch 2022

Author(s)
Stefanie Ulrich 1
Publication Date
Annual Proceedings of the EXAR Tagung
***The periodical is published by Gunter Schöbel and the European Association for the Advancement of Archaeology by Experiment e. V. (Europäische Vereinigung zur Förderung der Experimentellen Archäologie) in collaboration with the Pfahlbaummuseum Unterhuldingen...

Conference Review: Celebrating Ten Years of Experimental Archaeology at the Baltic Experimental Archaeology Summer School in Riga, Latvia

Author(s)
E. Giovanna Fregni 1
Publication Date
On 7 October 2023 a conference was held at the Faculty of History and Philosophy at the University of Latvia to celebrate ten years of the Baltic Experimental Archaeology Summer School. The school is organised by the society Latvijas Arheoklubs and is located on Lucavsala Island, in Riga, Latvia. A series of papers in both Latvian and English were given about experimental archaeology and its importance...

Event Review: The Norwegian Forum for Experimental Archaeology 2023

Author(s)
Fredrik Bjønnes 1
Publication Date
The Norwegian forum for experimental archaeology (NFEA) 2023 was held on the 15th and 16th of September at Tingvatn Fornminnepark in Agder, Norway. Tingvatn, a part of the Vestagder museum, is well known in Norway as a museum where the main focus lies on experimental archeology and historical crafts. The director of Tingvatn fornminnepark, Katja Regevik, organized the seminar...

Book Review: Experimentelle Archäologie – Vergessenen Technologien auf der Spur

Author(s)
Wulf Hein 1
Publication Date
In 1998, the association Experimental Archaeology Switzerland (EAS/AES) was founded in Switzerland. The AES emerged from its predecessor AEAS, which was launched in Zürich in 1993. The declared aim was and is the promotion of experimental archaeology in the Alpine Republic...

Experimental Archaeological Factors of Primary Education in China

Author(s)
Bangcheng Tang 1 ✉,
Hongjie Wang 2
Publication Date
Asarchaeology in China has developed, experimental archaeology, as a research method of archaeology, has attracted more and more attention from Chinese archaeologists. The strength of a discipline's development is reflected not only in academic contributions but also in how it enhances the lives of the public...

Conference Review: EAC13, Torun, Poland, May 2023

Author(s)
Phoebe Baker 1 ✉,
E. Giovanna Fregni 2,
Jess Shaw 3
Publication Date
This year EXARC/EAC held its first fully hybrid conference at Nikolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland on 1-3 May. Using the experience and technology from the EAC World Tour, the previous conference in 2021, EXARC was able to include international speakers who would otherwise be unable to participate in the conference.

Conference Review: Living History and Experimental Archaeology, Ukraine, March 2023

Author(s)
Maria Ivantsiv 1
Publication Date
The time of change, the time of choice came to Ukraine with the beginning of the war. We had to set vectors and priorities in all spheres of life. Science, culture and, in particular, open-air museums were no exception. First of all, we faced the issue of the protection and preservation of museum collections...