Reading Corner

Please find here background information for further consultation. It includes an overview of museums, of literature, of frequently asked questions in museums, but also our podcasts and a series of 150 words in a dozen different languages. Many of this was developed by our members during the course of cooperation projects, or by our volunteers. Please contact us if there is anything you like to contribute. 

Glossary
Glossary


In this glossary you will find about 150 words we often use and cannot find easily in dictionaries. It contains description in English as well as the same word in ten other languages. Anybody interested in helping EXARC expanding this or helping translate is welcome to contact us. This glossary is a result of the Grundtvig Learning Partnerships (Didarchtik and Zeitgeist) we had over the years 2010-2012.

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Venues
Venues


Did you know there are over 500 archaeological open-air museums worldwide? You will find many of them here. The map also shows you Universities and other Higher Education Centers teaching Experimental Archaeology as well as Living History or Ancient Technology Groups as far as these are EXARC Member. Each one is represented with a short story, an exact address and their official website for up to date information. 

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Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals


Sustainability is an issue that affects us all and EXARC is proud to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What are the SDGs? 
How do the SDGs relate to archaeology and open-air museums? How can archaeology, and archaeologists, contribute to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

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Manuals
Manuals


The manuals here are all open access, free downloads. Most of them revolve around archaeological open-air museums and the different tasks of their staff: from management to live interpretation, from PR to Craft presentations. They are written by our members, sometimes with help of external specialists.

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House of Questions
House of Questions Online


Delphi House of Questions was an EU Culture 2000 project by three EXARC members. Under this umbrella, other EXARC members as well collected and answered the most frequently asked questions by visitors to archaeological open-air museums. The largest part of this collection of questions you can find here – as many of them still carry importance. In most cases we offer the questions both in the original language and in English.

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Bibliography
tDAR EXARC collection


The EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection is an online place for sharing and preserving data and results of experimental archaeology. The collection (with 11,500 titles) is supported by EXARC and hosted by the Digital Archaeological record (tDAR). Originally created by EXARC this is a great resource for students and researchers alike. The collection is open access. 

Find the collection here: experimentalarchaeology.net

Archäoforum
Archaeoforum – powered by EXARC


Before Facebook and Twitter, we had online forums. These have some obvious advantages over social media, for example in the easily accessible archives. Nobody has to reinvent the wheel, information does not go lost. Back in 2005, several friends in Germany decided to start a forum about pre- and protohistory, archaeology and reconstruction. So far, everything is in German. 

Join us at https://archaeoforum.de

Podcast: The EXARC Show
Podcast: The EXARC show


The EXARC Show brings to you the world of archaeological open-air museums, experimental archaeology, ancient technology, and interpretation as a podcast. In each show, we’ll introduce you to the work of specialists in a friendly and approachable format. Our episodes feature content from many of EXARC’s endeavours, including our monthly #FinallyFriday, the question-and-answer sessions ...

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