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OpenArch joins 7th UK Conference on experimental archaeology in Cardiff, 2012
The over 100 participants came from academia,
Workshops included , chiselling on stone, playing musical instruments, hand spinning and working. Special mention is for the group which came all the way from Italy. St Fagans also had demonstrations running on milling, clog making, and forging .
Several OpenArch Partners joined this conference: Archeon, Foteviken, EXARC, University of Exeter, Parco Montale. EXARC took an active role in promoting, the EXARC Board meeting took place in the shadow of this conference.
A number of representatives from the University of Exeter, working on a variety of projects, attend the conference including Linda Hrucombe, Bruce Bradly, Robyn Levitan, Tom Etheridge, Steffan Klemenic and Theresa Kamper: Linda Hurcombe presented a joint paper (with Robert van de Noort, University of Exeter)
Riding the waves: learning to build a .
A team composed of academics, curators, volunteers and a professional shipwright have been building a boat modelled on the stitched plank Bronze Age from Ferriby. The work has taken place in full view of the public at the workshop of the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, an organisation that relies on entrance charges. An overview of the project will be presented drawing on a range of perspectives from across the team. The discussion points include; the theoretical themes of as performance, experiments as research and presentation, and skill development; management and motivation issues; and, last but not least, the intensely practical insights and compromises arising from the selection of the raw materials, bronze age tools and technologies, and little-known chaînes opèratoires. All this was undertaken to make an impressive full scale seaworthy craft thanks to our shipwright Brian Cumby and a wonderful of volunteers (including these students from University of Exeter: Robyn Levitan, Tom Etheridge, Steffan Klemenic and Theresa Kamper).
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