2021 March: 12th Experimental Archaeology Conference EAC12, World Tour


Experimental Archaeology: the Past in the Future

It is an exciting moment for Experimental Archaeology. More people are being inspired to undertake experiments in Universities, in interest groups and in personal settings: the archaeological open-air museums which have made the topic their own are now being joined by traditional museums. There are more formal university courses around the world than ever before and the reach of archaeology by experiment is an established part of archaeological work. It includes experiments in the preservation of evidence and taphonomic processes, the effectiveness of public presentation methods, the development of scientific techniques and forensics, as well as the making and performance of all manner of artefacts and structures.

The #EAC12 Conference will be an “around the world in 80 experiments” taking place in March 2021. It will start in New Zealand & Australia, turning towards Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America as the time proceeds. #EAC12 has online lectures as well as presentations by local hotspots in different time zones. With the lectures and hotspots, #EAC12 shows the diversity of experimental archaeology and the geographic spread. EAC12 is open access, and will include many ways of interaction between the participants, the speakers and the hotspots.

EXARC invites you to join the #EAC12 world tour and celebrate where we are now and map out the future developments. We plan to make this a memorable event of all of the diverse interest groups that contribute to the field.

Hot Spots & Sponsors – We are One World

During the #EAC12 World Tour, the spotlight will go around the world, showcasing experimental archaeology in a range of countries. The hot spots are at the centre of what is happening in experimental archaeology around them. Also, anybody can sponsor the #EAC12 World Tour. Read more...

Call for Papers

Presenting at the #EAC12 World Tour is free of charge and is not linked to the hot spots and sponsors selection. Presentations are either posters (video clips of 5 minutes) or papers (video clips of 15 minutes). The video clip can be a talk, a film of your experiment, an interview, a slideshow, an elevator pitch or a combination of those. Read more...


In the first call for paper we accepted 21 papers and 8 posters. You can find their abstracts here.
As soon as more papers are accepted we will create a preliminary program.

Exhibition on Experimental Archaeology

Parallel to the #EAC12 World Tour the MAMUZ and EXARC initiate an exhibition on Experimental Archaeology around the world. This is a touring exhibition and will start in Austria at the MAMUZ Schloss Asparn/Zaya in March 2021. The exhibition aims to portrait the diversity and the wide range of Experimental Archaeology around the world. Read more...