2019 October - Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference (REARC), USA

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Photo: Demonstrations REARC 2018. Photo by Susan Verberg

This year the REARC meetings are scheduled for October 25th and 26th in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. We are excited to announce that the Center for Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington will host Friday presentations. And on Saturday, REARC craftspeople will hold a variety of demonstrations/workshops at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. Conference participants will have the opportunity to take part in these activities while touring this important historic site and the archaeological laboratory dedicated to furthering our understanding of the Washington family.  


Key Note: Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-Created

by Patrick E. McGovern

Patrick McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey back in time to the dawn of brewing when our ancestors might well have made a Palaeo-brew of wild fruits, honey, cereals, and botanicals. Early beverage-makers must have marveled at the magical process of fermentation. Their amazement grew as they drank the mind-altering drinks, which were to become the medicines, religious symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures... Read more


Call for Papers

We encourage presenters whose research involves experimental archaeology, traditional technologies, open-air museums, living history museums, or experiential pedagogies to submit an abstract for consideration. 

Also, please let us know if you’d be interested in demonstrating/working with students on Saturday. 

REARC prides itself on providing academics, students, tradespeople, and professionals an open and constructive context for delivering their research, experience and expertise to their peers. We hope you’ll consider participating and I look forward to seeing you in Virginia this fall!

Submission deadline:
150-word abstract submissions are due by September 20th.

Send abstract submissions to:
Neil Peterson



Conference rate hotel accommodations are available until October 3rd 2019 at Hyatt Place Fredericksburg - Mary Washington.
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