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Experimental Actions

Archaeological remains and objects are tangible remains of past civilizations. They need to be interpreted to give meaning today, and interpretation is dependent on experiments. Experiments are needed to understand how objects were made, how constructions can have looked like and not the least, how people in the past behaved and acted. In OpenArch, experimental actions will be limited to those that have an immediate result on the visitor experience, or that can be used as visitor attractions by themselves.

Exeter Dialogue with Science Roadshow: Hunebedcentrum

The Hunebedcentrum was the tenth and final stop for the Exeter Dialogue with Science Roadshow.

Exeter Dialogue with Science Interactions

There have been running projects related to woodland management and resources, and basketry and plant use over the course of the Universities involvement in Openarch. In the closing phases of the Openarch project Exeter University has reviewed some of the ongoing projects and their development.

Exeter Visiting Master Craftsman: Morten Kutschera

Morten Kutschera is a specialist in Mesolithic period crafts especially flint knapping and tool manufacture and use. He was a participant in the flint knapping specialist ‘knap in’ at the Athra Gathering at Sagnlandet Lejre, Denmark which was the 3rd stop on the Dialogue with Science Roadshow.

Exeter Dialogue With Science Usewear analysis: Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) in Tarragona (Spain)

During October 2015 a small team from Exeter University visited the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) in Tarragona (Spain). The visit was organized by the group from Exeter University as the second visit to further collaboration with the Institute.

Casting bronze experience opened to a wider public at Terramara Park

In the occasion of the Family National Day (in Italy) the Park of Montale proposed a special week end: on Saturday the 3rd of October the Staff of experts of the Park gave the possibility to the general public to participate (under reservation) to the training workshop “Metallurgist by

Making furniture, Bronze age and Iron Age

In spring and summer 2015 we made furniture, pottery, tools, etcetera so we can make the houses from the Bronze and Iron age more representative for the public.

Project "Mesolithic Living" in the Stone Age Park Dithmarschen in Albersdorf

In summer 2015 the Stone Age Park Dithmarschen in Albersdorf (Germany) organized for the first time a Stone Age Living Project in the area of the 2014 newly built "Mesolithic Settlement" site, in the form of both an educational programme and as an experiment.

Exeter Dialogue With Science Roadshow: Exeter Participation in the Mesolithic Living Project

Exeter Participation in the Mesolithic Living Project: During my 10 day stint at the Living Mesolithic Project at Albersdorf I had the chance to experience first-hand the day-to-day life-ways of an inhabitant of an early hunter-gatherer “village”.

Mobility and Transport in the Neolithic - Experimental Activity week in the Stone Age Park in Albersdorf

During the summer 2015 ca. 35 students from the Archaeological Institute of the University of Hamburg participated in the "Practical Archaeological Week" at the Stone Age Park Dithmarschen in Albersdorf.

Experimental Action: Rush Cutting with Linda Lemieux

On the seventh of July University of Exeter Team members met up with local expert basket maker Linda Lemieux to harvest Bullrush (Scirpus or Schoenoplectus lacustri.) at her rush bed on the Somerset Levels.

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