Matilda Siebrecht MA

Member of EXARC since
E-mail address
m.sebire.10 [at]
the Netherlands
Crafts & Skills

I completed my MA Archaeology from the University of Aberdeen in 2014, for which I completed a dissertation looking at the possible uses of seaweed in Viking Age Metallurgy. This research used experimental methods working with seaweed in an iron-age style forge (provided by EXARC member Dave Budd). This research produced interesting results documenting the potential use of seaweed as a flux, tar or possible hallucinogenic aid for blacksmiths in the past.
I have recently completed my MSc in Material Culture Studies at Leiden University, where I specialised in experimental archaeology combined with microwear analysis. I am particularly interested in the manufacturing process of ancient objects, and my research focus is prehistoric ornamental technology.