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Travelling to Iron Gates Regional Museum, Drobeta, Turnu Severin (RO)

Thursday, 29 October, 2015 to Friday, 30 October, 2015
Milica Tapavički – Ilić
Emilija Nikolić
Jelena Anđelković Grašar
Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 
3 participants, audience: 50

During the last week of October (29th and the 30th of October 2015), archaeologists from the Iron Gates Regional Museum in Drobeta, Turnu Severin, have organized the second international symposium entitled "Drobeta - Archaeology and History". There were about fifty participants from several countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia), who gave lectures about many different topics in archaeology and history of the region.
During the section about "Archaology and ancient history", two lectures were held by members of the Viminacium team.
The first one, held by Milica and Jelena, was entitled "Experimental Archaeology - pro et contra". This paper addressed various aspects of experimental archaeology and tried to name reasons for and against performing archaeological experiments in AOAMs. Its content relied on EXARC experiences, but also on several experiments performed during th OpenArch project. The most quoted experiment was the one about Roman cremation, performed in Viminacium in 2013.
The second one, held by Emilija, was entitled "Constructions of Roman Viminacium" and it was sub-divided into two topics: Rule vs. coincidence and knowledge vs. incompetence. It addressed many reconstructions from Viminacium and the ways and methods applied while performing them.
Both lectures arose interest and discussion among the symposium participants.
After the lectures, there was a site visit to the Iron Gates and Trajan's Table.