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


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Updated: February 23rd, 2021
For all Abstracts see https://exarc.net/meetings/eac12/abstracts

Day 1,  Monday, 29 March 2021

Opening Session

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Opening Welcome
Keynote: An interdisciplinary Approach to understanding natural Mummification and superficial Desiccation of Human Remains: Experiments at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research
Eline M.J. Schotsmans1,2, Blake M. Dawson1, Shari L. Forbes3, Christopher J. Knüsel2, Susan Luong1, Justyna J. Miszkiewicz4, Linda C. Prinsloo1, Richard G. Roberts1, Tahlia J. Stewart4, Barbara H. Stuart5, Paul Thomas5, Maiken Ueland5, James F. Wallman1,5 & Christopher J. Watson3
1 University of Wollongong (Australia)
2 Université de Bordeaux (France)
3 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Canada)
4 The Australian National University (Australia)
5 University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
Live Questions & Answers

Session 1

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The Prehistoric Society (UK) #1 Hotspot Presentation: in Memory of Prof. John M. Coles
Paper: Approaching Technological Properties of Tempering Materials of Early Neolithic Ceramics
Olga Palacios
Department of Prehistory, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Paper: Lighting The Art – An investigation into European Upper Palaeolithic Lamp Technology through Experimental Archaeology and 3D modelling
Lauren Pitchford
University of Liverpool (UK)
Paper: Fire-Lighting in Chalcolithic Central and Southern Europe: An investigation into deliberate Ignition or Ember Transportation
Jonny Crockett
University of Exeter (UK)
University of Exeter (UK) #2 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Quantifying Fuel Consumption in a functional Hearth over a 24hr Period
Alexander J.E. Pryor
University of Exeter (UK)
Paper: Raincoats or Riches? The Viking Age Vararfeldr and the Value of Multi-Perspective Approaches in Investigating Societally-Embedded Technologies
Julia Hopkin
University of Exeter (UK)
Paper: Approaches to Experimental Pit Dwelling Reconstructions in the Japanese Central Highlands: Architectural History, Community Archaeology, and Ethnology
John Ertl & Yasuyuki Yoshida (Japan)
Paper: The Ships of Punt
Tom Vosmer1,2
1 Department of Maritime Archaeology, Western Australia Museum (Australia)
2 Social Studies (Archaeology), University of Western Australia (Australia)
Session 1: Live Questions & Answers
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Session 2

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Stadtmuseum Berlin (DE) #4 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Medieval Agriculture in Experiment
Claus Kropp
Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology (Germany)
Paper: Bread and Porridge at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe, Turkey
Laura Dietrich
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin (Germany)
Stadtmuseum Berlin (DE) #5 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Ancient Technologies as Sustainable Solutions to Current Ecological Problems
Kirsten Dzwiza
Amatek Institute (Germany)
Poster: Textile Culture in Pompeii: Experimental Reproduction of Ceramic Loom Weights
Pamela Ricci
Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Poster: An Experiment with Heavy Loom Weights
Lorena Ariis (Austria)
Poster: Studies to find out how Loom Weights of varying Shapes and varying Holes are combined with the Warp
Ingrid Schierer
Natural History Museum in Vienna (Austria)
EXARC #6 Paper: Surface Treatment in Prehistoric Pottery: an analytical Approach through Experimentation
Sara Díaz Bonilla1, Ignacio Clemente Conte2, Xavier Clop García1, Ermengol Gassiot Ballbè1, Niccolò Mazzucco2 & Ariadna Benavides Ribes3
1 Departament de Prehistòria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
2 Departament d'Arqueologia, Institució Milà i Fontanals, Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
3 Independent researcher, Escola d'Art i Disseny, Rubí (Spain)
Paper: Wood Ash, Olla & Egg: Chemistry Between Pottery and Science
Igor Bahor & Milko Novič
Pottery Center Bahor (Slovenia)
Paper: Different Tension, same Cloth? Investigating the Impact of different Loom Weight Masses on Warp-weighted Loom produced Cloth
Jennifer Beamer
University of Leicester (UK)
Session 2: Live Questions & Answers 
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Session 3

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University of Bergen (NO) #7 Hotspot Presentation: Experiments in functional Studies. The case of fire-related Experiments
Veerle Rots, Dries Cnuts, Sonja Tomasso
TraceoLab/Prehistory, University of Liège (Belgium)
Paper: The MAMOR Database: Measuring Anthropogenic Markings on 3D Ochre Surface Renderings
Elizabeth Velliky1, Tammy Hodgskiss2 & Magnus Haaland1,3
1 Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE), University of Bergen, Bergen (Norway)
2 School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
3 Institute for Archaeological Sciences, University of Tübingen, Tübingen (Germany)
Paper: Caught Red-Handed: a Methodology for Exploring the Taphonomic Process of Ochre Staining on Bone
Sarah Paris
University of Cambridge (UK)
University of Bergen (NO) #8 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: 4-Dimensional Recording of Fire related Experiments
Ole Fredrik Unhammer & S.J. Armitage
Centre for early sapiens behaviour (SapienCE), Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen (Norway)
Paper: Will it burn? Micromammal Bone in Four Fire Experiments
Turid Hillestad Nel
SFF Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE), University of Bergen (Norway)
University of Bergen (NO) #9 Paper: Beautiful and like a Rainbow: Experimenting with true Colours and heat-affected Ostrich Eggshell
Silje Evjenth Bentsen
SFF Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen (Norway)
Paper: Investigating the Effect of systematic Hearth Maintenance (Ash Removal) on the Size, Morphology and Microstratigraphy of Long-Duration Fires
Magnus M. Haaland
Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE), University of Bergen (Norway)
Institute for Archaeological Sciences, University of Tübingen (Germany)
Session 3: Live Questions & Answers 
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Session 4

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Washington College (USA) #10 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Toxic Taters: how Ethnography, Experimental Archaeology and the modern Kitchen can improve the safety Potatoes
Bill Schindler
Washington College (USA)
Paper: Roman Cheese Making
Scott D Stull
SUNY Cortland (USA)
Barbara Klessig, MA, Lecturer
Humboldt State University (USA)
#11 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: How the Wind Blows: Investigating the Performance of Early Bellows through Experiments
Myriam Legault
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
Paper: A lot of Hot Air: Exploring Air Production in Viking Era Bellows
Neil Peterson
Independent Scholar (Canada)
Department of Anthropology
Humboldt State University (USA)
#12 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Reconstructing the Scents of the Past – Challenges in Recreating the Historical Fragrances from the Ancient Greco-Roman World and the Early Islamic Caliphates
Katarzyna Gromek
Independent Researcher (USA)
Paper: An Experimental Approach to Ancient Egyptian Metalworking: the Mysteries of the sSS.t
Chelsea Kaufman1 & Ben Doddy2
1 Department of Near Eastern Studies, Egyptology, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
2 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Loyola University, MD (USA)
Session 4: Live Questions & Answers 
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Day 2,  Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Session 5

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University of Wollongong (AU) #13 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: The use of a 3D Milling Machine in controlled Flaking Experiments: A Case Study of Levallois Flake Formation
Sam C. Lin1, Chris Clarkson2 & Alex Mackay1
1 University of Wollongong (Australia)
2 Queensland University (Australia)
Paper: Lithic Replication in the Maros-Pangkep regency of Southwest Sulawesi, Indonesia
Yinika L. Perston1, Ratno Sardi2, Adam Brumm1 & Michelle C. Langley1
1 Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland (Australia)
2 Balai Archaeology Makassar, Makassar, South Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Poster: The Drop Tower and Plate Glass – a simple and effective Setup for controlled Lithic Experiments
Li Li1, Jonathan S. Reeves2, Sam C. Lin3,4, Claudio Tennie1 & Shannon P. McPherron5
1 Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, University of Tübingen, Tübingen (Germany)
2 Lise Meitner Group Technological Primates, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)
3 Centre for Archaeological Science, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong (Australia)
4 Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, University of Wollongong, Wollongong (Australia)
5 Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)
South Ural State University (RU) #14 Hotspot Presentation
Featured Paper: An Archaeological Experiment to Reconstruct a Compound Bow of the Sintashta Culture Stepnoe Burial Ground
Ivan Semyan1 & Spyros Bakas2,3
1 South Ural State University / Archaeos: experimental archaeology association (Russia)
2 University of Warsaw (Poland)
3 Koryvantes: association of historical studies (Greece)
Poster: Reconstruction of the Eneolithic Sanctuary Savin-I in Western Siberia
Ekaterina Trofimova
Archaeos: experimental archaeology association (Russia)
Poster: A brief History of the Development of Experimental Archaeology in Kazakhstan
Diana Ayapova
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan)
South Ural State University (RU) #15 Paper: Bronze Arrowheads versus the Iron Gate - Testing Early Scythian Archery Gear used in an Ancient Siege
Gábor V. Szabó
Eötvös Lóránd University, Department Archaeology of Prehistoric and Early Times (Hungary)
Paper: Antler and bone Cheekpieces as Horse-control Equipment
Igor V. Chechushkov
South Ural State University/Archaeos: experimental archaeology association (Russia)
Paper: Reconstruction of the Ancient Egypt stone Vase
Olga Vdovina
Kemerovo, Antropogenez.ru / Archaeos: experimental archaeology association (Russia)
Session 5: Live Questions & Answers 
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Session 6

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Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (ES) #16 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Gold-Washing According to Pliny the Elder
Brigitte Cech1 & Heimo Urban2
1 Independent researcher (Austria)
2 Gold-washing expert (Austria)
Paper: Experimental Casting of high-leaded bronze Palstaves in the ATLANTAXES Project
Beatriz Comendador1, Aaron Lackinger1, María G. Faro2, Noemí Silva2, Pau Sureda2 & Xosé-Lois Armada2
1 Grupo de Estudos de Arqueoloxía, Antigüidade e Territorio, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
2 Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit - CSIC) (Spain)
Universiteit Leiden (NL) #17 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: A House Biography: Building and Burning an Experimental Reconstruction of a Neolithic House
Diederik Pomstra, Annelou van Gijn, Annemieke Verbaas & Leo Wolterbeek
Universiteit Leiden (the Netherlands)
Poster: Making a Dugout Canoe: testing the Efficacy of Bone, Antler and Flint Tools
Annelou Van Gijn, Annemieke Verbaas, Leo Wolterbeek & Diederik Pomstra
Laboratory for Material Culture Studies, Department of Archaeological Sciences, Faculty of Archaeology (the Netherlands)
Poster: Testing Use-Wear on Non-Flint Rocks. Comparing African Lithic Raw Materials with European Flint
Alessandro Aleo1,2, Annelou van Gijn2 & Geeske Langejans1
1 Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands)
2 Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (the Netherlands)
Poster: A Sea of Ornaments: Traces and Techniques of Ornament Making in the Pre-Colonial Caribbean
Catarina Guzzo Falci
Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (the Netherlands)
Eindhoven Museum (NL) #18 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Let's build Something Big! A few Words about the Open-Air Museum of the Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Justyna Kuriga, Grzegorz Osipowicz, Ryszard Kaźmierczak, Justyna Orłowska & Krzysztof Rybka
Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
Poster: A-mace-ing know-how: Reconstructing Southern Levantine Metallurgy in the Chalcolithic
Thomas Rose1,2, Yarden Pagelson1 & Yuval Goren1
1 Department of Bible, Archaeology and Ancient Near East, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
2 Department of Antiquity, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Poster: Leave your Stamp: Reconstruction of Scarabs Production Chain
Natasha Solodenko-Vernovsky1, Noa Ranzer1, Alex Kuklin1, Inbar Meyerson1, Evgeny Gasin2, Ortal Harosh1 & Ido Koch1
1 The Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
2 Jerusalem Traditional Archery Club (Israel)
Paper: Get Scrumpy with it: Experimental Archaeology of the Crabapple and Anglo-Saxon Libation
Jessi Berndt (UK)
Session 6: Live Questions & Answers 
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Session 7

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University of Liverpool (UK) #19 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Experiments in Roman Minting
Nicola George
University of Liverpool (UK)
Paper: Experimental Investigations into Late Iron Age Pellet Mould Technology and the Deposition of Metallic Residues
Jake Morley-Stone
University of Liverpool (UK)
University of Liverpool (UK) #20 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Hot-Stone Technology, Alternative Transformation and The Clonbrin Shield
Sally Herriett
Plymouth University (UK)
Paper: Arctic Iron Smelting in northernmost Sweden – an Experimental Approach
Carina Bennerhag1,2, Jannica Grimbe1 & Daryoush Tahmasebi1
1 Norrbottens museum (Sweden)
2 Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)
University of Liverpool (UK) #21 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: How does an ancient Greek Pottery Kiln work? An experimental Investigation into Kiln Technology
Francesca Tomei1 & Juan Ignacio Jimenez Rivero2
1 University of Liverpool (UK)
2 Independent potter specialising in ancient pottery (UK)
Poster: How did Ancient Egyptians manufacture Mirrors? A new Method of examining their Composition & Microstructure
Elizabeth Thomas
University of Liverpool (UK)
Poster: I Wanted Wings: Recreating Wing Insignia Made by Allied Prisoners of War in Europe During the Second World War
Stacey Astill
University of Liverpool (UK)
Poster: Ethics and Experimental Archaeology. The Singapore Statement for Research Integrity and possible Applications
Lara Comis (Italy)
Session 7: Live Questions & Answers 
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Session 8

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University of Liverpool (UK) #22 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Integrating ‘Primitive Technology’ with Indigenous Material Knowledge in Studying the Early to Middle Stone Age Transition in Zambia, South-Central Africa
Lawrence Barham1, Christopher Scott1, Karl Lee2, Noora Taipale3 & Maggie Katongo4
1 Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology, University of Liverpool (UK)
2 Primitive Technology (UK)
3 TraceoLab / Prehistory, University of Liège (Belgium)
4 Livingstone Museum (Zambia)
Paper: An experimental Investigation into the ergonomic Strategies of the Human Hand during stone Tool Production
Alice La Porta1, Alaster Yoxall2, Andrew Chamberlain1 & William Sellers1
1 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester (UK)
2 Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
The Scottish Crannog Centre (UK) #23 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Pre-Roman Iron Age Wall-Paintings in Gaul and Britain. Starter Experiments for a novel archaeological Field and their Development into Visitor Engagement and Education Tools
Caroline Nicolay
Pario Gallico - Living History & Ancient Crafts Displays (UK)
Paper: Overcoming Hurdles: An experimental Approach to Hurdles in Scaffolding
Margaret Shackleton
University College Dublin (IE) #24 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Experimental Archaeology and Investigating the Life, Death and Afterlife of Wooden Anthropomorphic Figures in Prehistoric Europe and Beyond
Aidan O’Sullivan1, Brendan O’Neill1, Ben Gearey2, Caitríona Moore3, Mark Griffiths4, Michael Stanley5, Orla Peach-Power3, Brian Mac Domhnaill6 & Billy Mag Fhloinn7,8
1 CEAMC, University College Dublin (Ireland)
2 University College Cork (Ireland)
3 Independent Archaeologist (Ireland)
4 University of Brighton (UK)
5 Transport Infrastructure Ireland (Ireland)
6 Cork (Ireland)
7 University of Limerick (Ireland)
8 Umha Aois (Ireland)
Paper: Bears, Boar, People and Points: An experimental Investigation into the Production of Irish Late Mesolithic Bone Points and its Implications for wider Research
Martha Revell
UCD, CEMAC (Ireland)
Session 8: Live Questions & Answers 
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Day 3, Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Session 9

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University of the Witwatersrand (ZA) #25 Featured Paper: Playing with Fire at the Southern Tip of Africa
Chrissie Sievers
University of the Witwatersrand, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies (South Africa)
Paper: One and the Same: An experimental Study of the Effects of Trampling on Bone Flakes
Victoria Gordon & Jerome Reynard
University of the Witwatersrand, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies (South Africa)
Poster: Experiments, Public Engagement and Paint: Ochre Workshops at Origins Centre Museum South Africa
Tammy Hodgskiss
University of the Witwatersrand, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies (South Africa)
Poster: Land Transportation across the Eastern Desert of Egypt during the First Three Centuries AD. An Experimental Archaeological Study
Basma Khalil Mahmoud Ali Khalil
Alexandria University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Greek and Roman Archaeology (Egypt)
University of Exeter, /w Butser (UK) #26 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Butser Ancient Farm and Exeter University Collaborative Experiment for Alternative Roofing Materials
Fergus Milton (UK)
Poster: Telling Research Stories through Art, Film and Children’s Books: an Easter E.g.
Sean Doherty1, Adrian Bott2, Ben Frimet2 & Naomi Sykes1
1 Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter (UK)
2 Freelance (UK)
Paper: Butser Ancient Farm: Bronze Age Roundhouse Collaborative Project 2021
Trevor Creighton
Butser Ancient Farm (UK)
University of Exeter, /w Butser (UK) #27 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Experimental Research and the Archaeological Open-Air Museum: perfect Storm or a perfect Partnership?
Claire Walton
Butser Ancient Farm (UK)
Paper: The Shining Life of Bronze: Replicating Polychromy in Hellenistic Bronze Sculpture through the Application of Metallic Features
James Cross
University of Exeter (UK)
Session 9: Live Questions & Answers 
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Session 10

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CRISP - University of Siena (IT) #28 Hotspot Presentation
Poster: Feature and texture-based Measures for Dental Wear Analysis of Etruscan population in Valle Trebba, Spina, Italy
Janani Gunasekara & Sabrina Masotti
Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara (Italy)
Paper: From Reconstruction to Management: the Experience of the Terramara of Montale Archaeological Park and Open-air Museum
Monia Barbieri1, Marco Pio Lauriola2 & Cristiana Zanasi1
1 Museo Civico di Modena (Italy)
2 Timber Design (Italy)
Paper: Ancient Beverage in the Iron Age: Experiments, Prospect of Results and Future Challenges
Andrea Mariani
Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória» Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (Portugal)
APS Popolo di Brig (Italy)
APPA-VC (Portugal)
Gruppo di Ricerche Archeo-storiche del Lambro (Italy)
La Sapienza - University of Rome (IT) #29 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Hoes or Axes? Experimental Reproduction and Use of Deer Antler Tools from the Terramara of Pragatto (BO, Italy), Bronze Age Site
Arianna Durante1,2, Sara Maria Stellacci2, Alessio Pellegrini1,2, Antonella de Angelis1,2 & Federico Scacchetti3
1 ”Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy)
2 Laboratory of “Sapienza” University of Rome LTFAPA (Italy)
3 Ar/S Archeosistemi S.C. (Italy)
Paper: Different Types of Needles for specific Uses? Experimental Reproductions of some Finds from Aradetis Orgora, Georgia
Sara Maria Stellacci
LTFAPA Laboratory of Technological and Functional Analyses of Prehistoric Artefacts, “La Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy)
Georgian-Italian Shida Kartli Archaeological, “Ca’ Foscari” University of Venice (Italy)
Poster: Scapula, σκάπτω, scavare…  Bone Shovels of Neolithic Britain: Feasibility as a Hafted Tool
Charli Mansfield
University of Exeter (UK)
University of Exeter, IAIS (UK) #30 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Early 19th Century Reconstruction of a South Sulawesi Trading Vessel
Horst Liebner1 & Chiara Zazzaro2
1 Makassar (Indonesia)
2 Università di Napoli “L’Orientale” (Italy)
Paper: Following the Master: Ethnoarchaeology and the Building of a Ngalawa Double-Outrigger Logboat in Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Elgidius B. Ichumbaki1, John P. Cooper2, Philip C.M. Maligisu1, Sinyati R. Mark1, Thomas J. Biginagwa1 & Lucy Blue3
1 Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
2 Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, (United Kingdom)
3 Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Session 10: Live Questions & Answers 
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Session 11

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University of Exeter (UK) #31 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Reconstruction as Research and Public Presentation: Recreating Unique Organic Bronze Age Finds
Linda Hurcombe & Fiona Pitt
University of Exeter (UK)
Paper: Reconstruction as Research: An Investigation into the Efficiency and Durability of Bladder Water Containers
Theresa Emmerich Kamper
University of Exeter (UK)
EXARC #32 Paper: Archaeological Open-Air Museums as Agents of Social Change: A Virtual Shared Authority Experiment
Kate Shear
University of Exeter (UK)
Paper: Vounous
Rauf Ersenal (Cyprus)
Paper: Warping the Diamonds – a Viking Age Way of Warping broken lozenge Twill on a Warp-Weighted Loom
Caroline Persson (Sweden)
EXARC #33 Paper: Understanding technological Innovations through Experiment. Construction and testing of Chalcolithic Pottery Kilns
Felix-Adrian Tencariu1, Radu Brunchi1, Stanislav Țerna2, Cristina-Maria Ciobanu1, Andreea Vornicu-Țerna3, Casandra Brașoveanu1, Ana Drob1, Denisa Adumitroaiei1, Knut Rassmann4 & Johannes Müller2
1 Arheoinvest Center, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași (Romania)
2 Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Germany)
3 Botoșani County Museum (Romania)
4 RGK DAI, Frankfurt (Germany)
Paper: The Comparative Chaîne Opératoire of the Reconstruction of the Hembury Bowl
Angie Wickenden
Potter and independent Researcher (UK)
Paper: Weaving in the 3rd Millennium BC: the Loom Plates from Vila Nova de São Pedro (Azambuja, Portugal)
Pedro Cura1, Andrea Martins2,3,4, César Neves3,4 & Joana Carrondo1
1 Prehistoric Skills (Portugal)
2 FCT (Portugal)
3 UNIARQ (Portugal)
4 AAP (Portugal)
Session 11: Live Questions & Answers 
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Session 12

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EXARC #34 Paper: The Importance of Experimental Archaeology in Traceological Studies of Prehistoric Osseous Artefacts. Recent Work from the Institute of Archaeology NCU in Toruń, Poland
Grzegorz Osipowicz & Justyna Orłowska
Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
Paper: Going to Pieces: Experiments into destroying Bronze Age Metalwork
Matthew G. Knight
National Museums Scotland (UK)
Paper: Exploring the Combative Efficacy of Neolithic Flint Beaker Daggers of the British Isles
John W. Kiernan (USA)
REARC (US) #35 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Understanding Ancient Greek Textile Production and the Domestic Economy through Experimental Archaeology
Richard Joseph Palmer
UNC Asheville (USA)
Paper: Bast, Ferns, and Mud: Experimental Recreation of a Kapa Kaha (Barkcloth)
Avalon Paradea
Independent researcher (USA)
REARC (US) #36 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: “Fire and Quartzite” - Prehistoric Mining with Fire - Testing Protocols Using ‘Fire’ to Quarry Toolstones
Jack Cresson, Barry Keegan, Steve Nissly, Dick Doyle, Darryl Daum, John Phillips, David Brill & Mike Bradshaw (USA), André Francois Bourbeau (Canada)
Poster: Reflections into the Potted Past. An archaeological Experiment in reproducing the lustrous Surfaces of dark-burnished Wares from ancient Roman Britain
Kelly McKenna
University of Exeter (UK)
Poster: Scored Basins from Late Minoan Crete: an experimental Interpretation from Construction to Functionality
Brianna Jenkins (USA)
Poster: Experiments in the Reproduction of Late Archaic Copper Tools
E. Giovanna Fregni (USA)
Poster: Reconstructing Medieval Gruit Beer: Looking Beyond the Botanicals
Susan Verberg
Independent Scholar (USA)
Session 12: Live Questions & Answers 
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Day 4, Thursday, 1 April 2021

Session 13

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National Institute of Advanced Studies (IN) #37 Hotspot Presentation
Featured Paper: TBA
Paper: Building Bridges Across Time and Space
Kumar Akhilesh & Shanti Pappu
Sharma Centre for Heritage Education (India)
Paper: Investigating the Ancient Heritage of Indian Iron Smelting Technology through Experimental Approach
S. Udayakumar
National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) (India)
EXARC #38 Paper: Formulating Clay Bodies for Rapid Open-Firings
Tim Willey
Independent Researcher and Educator (UK)
Paper: The Value of Experimental Archaeology Projects for the Study of Medieval Boatbuilding in the Western Indian Ocean
Alessandro Ghidoni
University of Exeter (UK)
Poster: Replicate Plant Processing REVEALs Ground Stones complex Biography
Giusi Sorrentino1, Alessandro Lo Giudice1, Alessandro Re1, Alessandro Borghi1 & Laura Longo2
1 University of Turin (Italy)
2 Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)
MAMUZ (AT) #39 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Long term Experiment “Middle Bronze Age Tumulus” at MAMUZ Asparn, Lower Austria
Karina Grömer1, Franz Pieler2, Michaela Fritzl3 & Michael Konrad4
1 Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien (Austria)
2 MAMUZ (Austria)
3 Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Austria)
4 Universität Wien (Austria)
Poster: The Late Antique Lusoria of the Living Danube Limes project
Anna Kaiser1 & Boris Dreyer2
1 Danube University Krems (Austria)
2 Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Paper: Casting Cat Heads – Experimental Studies based on ancient Egyptian casting Moulds (Qubbet el-Hawa)
Johannes Auenmüller1, Georges Verly2, Frederik W. Rademakers3 & Florian Téreygeol4
1 Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino (Italy)
2 Sorbonne University (France)
3 KU Leuven, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Belgium)
4 CNRS UMR 5060 IRAMAT, Melle (France)
Session 13: Live Questions & Answers 
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Session 14

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University of York (UK) #40 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Not just a technicality: Re-evaluating Reference Collections in Micro-Archaeology through Experimental Archaeology
Jessica Bates1, Andrew Needham1 & Anita Radini1, 2
1 Department of Archaeology, University of York (UK)
2 JEOL Nanocentre, University of York (UK)
Poster: New Insights into Palaeolithic portable Art using digital and experimental Approaches
Andy Needham1, Izzy Wisher2, Andy Langley1, Matt Amy3, and Aimée Little1
1 Department of Archaeology, University of York (UK)
2 Department of Archaeology, Durham University (UK)
3 Independent Researcher (UK)
University of York (UK) #41 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Hooked – Fashioning Fishhooks in Mesolithic and Neolithic Scandinavia (8000-2400 BCE)
Anja Mansrud1 & Morten Kutschera2
1 Archaeological Museum/University of Stavanger (Norway)
2 Freelance replica specialist, Norway
Poster: From the Body to the Mind: Experimental Archaeology and Human Health
Anita Radini1,2, Jessica Bates1, Andy Needham1 & Aimée Little1  
1 YEAR Centre, Department of Archaeology, University of York (UK)
2 York JEOL Nanocentre, University of York (UK)
Paper: Roman and Early Medieval Mosaic Beads and Millefiori Canes – the hot Glass Techniques of Manufacture
Sue Heaser (UK)
EXARN (UK) #42 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Why Recycle Glass? The Answer is Clear? Experimental Glass Recycling using a Wood-fired Glassworking Furnace
Victoria Lucas
Newcastle University (UK)
Paper: Re-constructions, 3D Models and Soundscapes at Jarrow Hall
Marco Romeo-Pitone1, Gianluca Foschi2 & Rebecca Romeo-Pitone3
1 Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, EXARN (Experimental Archaeology Newcastle University) (UK)
2 McCord Centre for Landscape, Newcastle University (UK)
3 Apex Acoustics Ltd (UK)
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Dark Ages Re-Creation Company (CA) #43 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: 'Now with 70% less Clay!' Experiments with Viking Age Icelandic Turf walled Iron Smelting Furnaces
Darrell Markewitz1, Kevin Smith2 & Neil Peterson3
1 Independent Researcher, Ontario (Canada)
2 Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Rhode Island (USA)
3 Independent Researcher, Ontario (Canada)
Paper: Stone Soup: Experiments in Soapstone Cookware in a Norse Context
Richard Schweitzer & Sarah Scroggie
Dark Ages Recreation Company (Canada)
Paper: Increasing the Effectiveness of the Bloomery Smelting Process by using a mobile Furnace Shaft. Archaeological Experiments on the possible Reuse of clay Shafts during the early Roman Period in Northern Central Europe
Florian Kobbe2, Christian Helmreich1,2,3, Jan Hinrichs1 & Martin Sauerwein1
1 Department of Geography, University of Hildesheim (Germany)
2 Department of Chemistry, University of Hildesheim (Germany)
3 Archaeological Open-Air Museum NAKUBI Grafhorn (Germany)
University of Exeter (UK) #44 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: A Model of Lithic Analysis Guided by Experimental Archaeology
Sergio J Ayala
University of Exeter, UK, The University of Texas (USA)
Paper: An Experimental Study in Replicating Oneonta Pottery: A Study of the Transformative Properties of the Paddle and Anvil Method of Pottery Production
Sarah E. Schultz (USA)
University of Exeter, Latin America (UK) #45 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Experimental Archaeology and Traceological Analysis of Lapidary Objects from the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, Ancient Mexico
Emiliano Ricardo Melgar Tísoc & Reyna Beatriz Solís Ciriaco
Museo del Templo Mayor-INAH (Mexico)
Poster: Experiments to Recreate Hand Prints with Designs Found on Early Rock Art Panels in Colombia, S. America
Mark Robinson, Linda Hurcombe, Jose Iriarte and students
University of Exeter (UK)
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University of Exeter, Latin America (UK) #46 Hotspot Presentation
Paper: Experimenting with Earth Ovens in Misiones Province, Argentina
José Iriarte1 & Oscar Marozzi2
1 University of Exeter (UK)
2 Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
Poster: Experimental Archaeology as Pottery Learning
Lilian Panachuk1, Alissa Rezende2, Giuliano Toniolo3 & Laila Kierulff4
1 G.E.S.T.O., Museu de História Natural e Jardim Botânico – UFMG (Brazil)
2 G.E.S.T.O., Ateliê Chão do Cerrado (Brazil)
3 Mestre do Mato (Brazil)
4 Ceramic Master (Brazil)
Paper: Flaked Axes to cut Threes and dig Soil
Henry Luydy Abraham Fernandes
Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia (Brazil)
Universidade de São Paulo (BR) #47 Hotspot Presentation
Featured Paper: The Uses of Experimental Archaeology to track cultural Changes and Persistence in Hunter-Gatherer Groups from Southern Brazil during the Holocene
João Carlos Moreno de Sousa1, Gabriela S. Mingatos1,2 & Mercedes Okumura1
1 Laboratory for Human Evolutionary Studies (LEEH), Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo (IB-USP)(Brazil)
2 PPGArq, National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (MN-UFRJ)(Brazil)
Poster: Many Rocks, many Functions? An experimental Study on different Rock Types from Southern Jê history, South Brazil
Felipe Do Nascimento Rodrigues
Centre for Archaeology of the Americas, University of Exeter (UK)
Paper: Experiments in Quartz: answering Research Questions
Lorenza Lourenço1, Maria Jacqueline Rodet1, Déborah Duarte-Talim2 & Adriana Martinez3
1 The Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) (Brazil)
2 The Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden of UFMG (Brazil)
3 Independent ceramist (Brazil)
Universidade de São Paulo (BR) #48 Paper: Experimental Bipolar and Freehand Knapping On Quartz. Alternatives or Different Goals
Débora Egea1, Samira Clauss2 & Enrique Moreno1, 2
1 Centro de Investigaciones y Transferencia Catamarca (CITCA – CONICET/UNCA) (Argentina)
2 Escuela de Arqueología (UNCA) (Argentina)
Poster: Making Roads with Obsidian: Experimental Approaches to understanding Obsidian chaînes opératoires in the Formative period NW Argentina
Marisa Lazzari
University of Exeter (UK)
Poster: An Experimental Program to discuss Ancient Technologies Categories: a Micro-wear Analysis for Lithic Gouges, Chisels and cold Chisels
Camila Brizuela & Roxana Cattáneo
Instituto de Antropología de Córdoba (CONICET/UNC)(Argentina)
Departamento de Antropología, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades (Argentina)
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