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

Date
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Co-organised by
REARC (SEAPT)

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.  

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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

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Accommodation

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

Parking is limited around UMW. Attendees staying in the conference hotel (Hyatt) are encouraged to walk to the venue. Those staying elsewhere should park in the lots indicated on the accompanied map.

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Program

Day 1 - Friday, October 25th 2019

Presentations at the Center for Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington
Abstracts of all other presentations are available here

8:00am Registration Opens  
9:00am Welcome - Tim Messner
9:05am Opening Remarks - The Patawomeck
9:15am Keynote
Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-Created
Patrick McGovern
10:30am Break
10:45am Session 1  (15 minute papers, 15 minutes Q&A)
  How could I kill thee? Let me count the ways – 20 years of safe metalworking
Fergus Milton
An Exploration of Cherokee Foodways
Jane M. Eastman
Cultivating Chenopod: Experimental Investigations into an Extinct Cultigen of the Eastern Agricultural Complex
Amber Rounds
From old to truly ancient: replicating food and culture 
Scott Stull
Vlogging the past: making the stone age digital
Tim Messner
12:15pm Lunch
1:45pm Session 2  (15 minute papers, 15 minutes Q&A)
  Student Perspective on Printing the Past: SC in 3D
Victoria Peck and Morgan Condrey
3D Scanning and Printing for Archaeology: “Printing the Past: SC in 3D”
Carolyn Dillian and Katie Stringer Clary
Sea-level Rise and Native American Shell Middens from the Late Holocene to Modern Day
Billie Rogers
Waites Island, South Carolina: Shell Modifications from Pottery
Allison Cappello
Atlatl Dart Velocity: Accurate Measurements and Implications
Ryan Grohsmeyer
3:15pm Break
3:30pm Session 3  (15 minute papers, 15 minutes Q&A)
  Evidence for Early Dentistry from a Native American Burial in the Southern Chesapeake Region, Virginia
Kerry S. González
An examination of the durability of different lithic material types used as scrapers: Implications for lithic preferences during the Paleoindian and Transitional periods in the Middle Atlantic region
Alaina Helm, Kurt W. Carr, Steven Nissly
Flint artefacts in ancient Egypt- Experimental archaeology and Studies of use sickle
Emad Hasan Mohamed Salamah
The Little Man Who Wasn’t There - looking into negative space
Neil Peterson
4:45pm Closing remarks - Tim Messner

 

Day 2 - Saturday, October 26th 2019

On Saturday, the Patawomeck Nation and 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.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More Info: http://www.kenmore.org/events.html

Demonstrations at George Washington's Ferry Farm:

Indigenous skills and lifeways Patawomeck Nation
Bronze Casting Fergus Milton
https://exarc.net/members/ind/fergus-pardis-milton
fergus@fingerbuster.com
Glass Beads Neil Peterson
Wilfrid Laurier University
https://exarc.net/members/ind/neil-peterson
neil@treheima.ca
Bow Drill Fires Tim Messner PhD
SUNY Potsdam
https://exarc.net/members/ind/prof-tim-messner-phd
messnetc@potsdam.edu
Atlatl Competition Ryan Grohsmeyer PhD
Corning Research and Development Corporation
rjgt3b@mst.edu
Flint Knapping Nate Salzman
Education and Exhibit Specialist
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Saint Leonard, MD 20685
Nixtamalization Jane Eastman Phd
Western Caroline University
https://exarc.net/members/ind/jane-eastman

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