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The wonders of Copper, workshop for children at the Terramara Park

Date: 
Tuesday, 2 June, 2015
Responsible: 
Alessia Pelillo, Cristiana Zanasi
Monia Barbieri, Claudio Cavazzuti, Federico Scacchetti, Luca Pellegrini, Elisa Fraulini
Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 
500 visitors

On Tuesday the 2nd of June 2015 the Terramara Park of Montale opened to the public freely because of the Republic Day. We organised one of the favourite activity for our visitors, which also are connected to the research “Smiths in the bronze age” developed within OpenArch: presentations of casting bronze associated to the workshop for families “THE WONDERS OF COPPER”, where children and parents were called to create by themselves, with reconstructed tools, a cupper decorated bracelet, following the instructions of the metal experts of the Park.

After the regular visit to the excavation area, where a casting pit was brought to light, and to the reconstructions in the open air museum, the visitors assisted to a presentation of new experiments of archaeometallurgy starting from the terramare‘s archaological findings. The experts of the Staff, Claudio Cavazzuti, Federico Scacchetti and Luca Pellegrini presented with a special guest: Matthew Knight, student in archaeometallurgy at the University of Exeter on staff exchange within the project OpenArch. After a training with the expert Monia Barbieri of the Park’s Staff, he was engaged in the demonstrations for the visitors (http://openarch.eu/staff-exchanges/making-stone-moulds-parco-terramare-d...).

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Presentation of bronze casting to the public
Presentation of bronze casting to the public
Matthew Knight at work for visitors
Workshop The wonders of Cupper
Workshop The wonders of Cupper
Workshop The wonders of Cupper
Workshop The wonders of Cupper
Presentations to the public about the bronze...
Reproduced objects exhibited for the public