Experimental archaeology

Experimental - Agenda l Discuss exam results Go over problems l Discuss term paper rough drafts and issues l Experimental archaeology Experimental

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Agenda Discuss exam results. Go over problems Discuss term paper rough drafts and issues Experimental archaeology
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Experimental Archaeology The past in the present
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Various approaches Reconstruction Reenactment Actualistic studies Replication Adventure
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Reconstruction Efforts to reproduce results or methods used in the past: Example: ancient Roman iron forges Example: reproduction of medieval siege machines Example: reproducing construction methods for pyramids, standing stones, etc.
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Reproducing ancient iron smelting
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Reenactment Recreating the processes that lead to the archaeological record. Example: manufacturing stone tools, using them to butcher animals, analysis of residues, wear, and debitage. Example: using replicas of ancient tools to enact ancient production methods.
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Experimental tools and animal butchering. Tools will later be studied under microscope for wear patterns.
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Burning a hut to study the deposits.
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Experimental - Agenda l Discuss exam results Go over problems l Discuss term paper rough drafts and issues l Experimental archaeology Experimental

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