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 (exact dates to be confirmed). 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 bringing together of all of the diverse interest groups that contribute to the field. The Call for Papers for the EAC World Tour will open August 1.

We cannot predict if there will also be a traditional conference in Exeter (UK), 29-31 March 2021 as well, but hope to inform you about that this autumn.