EXARC Twinning

Archaeology proves there have always been many connections over longer distances: people, artefacts and ideas have often found fertile soil elsewhere in the world. EXARC wants to highlight a few of these cases where somebody or something had a large influence in another region in the world. 

EXARC twinning is to bring each time two EXARC members together who otherwise would not have the chance to cooperate so easily. EXARC offers a budget of 1,250 EUR for each pair of twinned members. This should lead to an activity, which is relevant to both members and must have potential for other EXARC members. 


One can find artefacts made in the Roman Empire well beyond the old borders, for example glasses found in Denmark. These played an important role in their ‘new environment’ – and although we can guess to the value these artefacts had, we can see if we can produce a few of these items again, in the Roman Empire area, and let them travel to Denmark (again). How were they made, what symbols are used (what meaning did these have in the Roman Empire), what meaning can be derived? How were these items used? Can we turn this story behind the product into an education program? Will this have the same impact in Italy as in Denmark? Or are the curricula in both countries that different that we need to have two approaches? What can Denmark and Italy learn from each other in this case? 



  • Both members must have paid their membership fees for the current year of the project and must have been member of EXARC for at least one calendar year;
  • Distance between two partners: at least 1,000 KM and must be in different countries;
  • Result which relevance to other EXARC members and (one of) the four themes of EXARC;
  • Recipients write a blog/news during the actual exchange, which will be published on the EXARC website and Social Media;
  • Recipients write an article for the EXARC Journal within 12 months after start of the project;
  • There should be a lasting result (deliverable), implemented by both partners in their professional work.
  • Please state in all your communication that this project is supported by EXARC. 

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Articles published in EXARC Journal

Archaeological Experiment on Reconstruction of the “Compound” Bow of the Sintashta Bronze Age Culture from the Stepnoe Cemetery

| Ivan Semyan (RU) and Spyros Bakas (GR) | Issue 2021/2

The article reviews the global context of the design features of bows of the Neolithic-Bronze Age. The features and parts of the Sintashta “compound” bow were considered, and the role of long-range weapons in the life of Sintashta society was discussed. Using authentic technologies and materials, the authors of the article managed to make four versions of the bow reconstruction prior to obtaining the correct version... Read more