CFP: Experimental Archaeology conference

A Conference hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th November 2008. Papers and posters proposals for the conference are warmly invited as well as applications to attend

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The conference will be held over the weekend of 15th-16th November 2008 and will comprise a day of papers and discussions at the Archaeology building on Saturday followed, on Sunday, by a trip to the Scottish Crannog Centre on Loch Tay where delegates will be able to visit an experimental re-construction of a crannog and take part on various associated activities.

The use of experiment in archaeology provides a scientific theoretical structure within which various strands of evidence can be united in a systematic methodology. These strands of evidence can comprise information from ethnography, craft skills, technological expertise and archaeological data as well as phenomenological and educational studies. Papers and posters are invited on the following key themes that are suggested as a focus for presentations though not as a limitation on them.
* The role of experiment in archaeological interpretation and research.
* Understanding technology in ancient society.
* The role of experiment in public archaeology and “Living archaeology” centres: the case for greater academic involvement
* Case studies of current projects

More information here.

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