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Intro -- Histories of Experimental Archaeology -- Documenting the Past for the Future -- Roeland Paardekooper & Jodi Reeves Flores -- The History of Experimental Archaeology in Croatia -- Andrea Jerkušić -- History of Experimental Archaeology in Latvia -- Artūrs Tomsons -- Experimental Archaeology in Ireland -- Its Past and Potential for the Future -- Tríona Sørensen & Aidan O'Sullivan -- Experimental Archaeology in France -- A History of the Discipline -- Guillaume Reich & Damien Linder -- Experimental Archaeology in Spain -- Javier Baena Preysler, Concepción Torres, Antoni Palomo, Millán Mozota & Ignacio Clemente -- The Developmental Steps of Experimental Archaeology in Greece Through Key Historical Replicative Experiments and Reconstructions -- Nikolaos Kleisiaris, Spyridon Bakas & Stefanos Skarmintzos -- The Role of Experimental Archaeology in (West) German Universities from 1946 Onwards - Initial Remarks -- Martin Schmidt -- Ruminating on the Past -- A History of Digestive Taphonomy in Experimental Archaeology -- Don P. O'Meara -- The History and Development of Archaeological Open-Air Museums in Europe -- Roeland Paardekooper -- Experience and Experiment -- Hans-Ole Hansen -- Erfaring og Eksperiment -- Experimental Archaeology in Denmark 1960-1980 - As Seen Through the Letters of Robert Thomsen -- Henriette Lyngstrøm -- The Origins of Experimental Archaeology in Catalonia -- The Experimental Area of L'Esquerda -- Imma Ollich-Castanyer, Montserrat Rocafiguera-Espona & David Serrat -- Building, Burning, Digging and Imagining: Trying to Approach the Prehistoric Dwelling -- Experiments Conducted by the National University of Arts in Romania -- Dragoş Gheorghiu -- From Ship-Find to Sea-Going Reconstruction -- Experimental Maritime Archaeology at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde -- Vibeke Bischoff, Anton Englert, Søren Nielsen & Morten Ravn.
Experimental Iron Smelting in the Research on Reconstruction of the Bloomery Process in the Świętokrzyskie (Holy Cross) Mountains, Poland -- Szymon Orzechowski & Andrzej Przychodni -- Engaging Experiments -- From Silent Cultural Heritage to Active Social Memory -- Lars Holten -- Blank Page -- Blank Page.
With Experiments Past the important role that experimental archaeology has played in the development of archaeology is finally uncovered and understood. Experimental archaeology is a method to attempt to replicate archaeological artefacts and/or processes to test certain hypotheses or discover information about those artefacts and/or processes. It has been a key part of archaeology for well over a century, but such experiments are often embedded in wider research, conducted in isolation or never published or reported. Experiments Pasts provides readers with a glimpse of experimental work and experience that was previously inaccessible due to language, geographic and documentation barriers, while establishing a historical context for the issues confronting experimental archaeology today. This volume contains formal papers on the history of experimental methodologies in archaeology, as well as personal experiences of the development of experimental archaeology from early leaders in the field, such as Hans-Ole Hansen. Also represented in these chapters are the histories of experimental approaches to taphonomy, the archaeology of boats, building structures and agricultural practices, as well as narratives on how experimental archaeology has developed on a national level in several European countries and its role in encouraging a wide-scale interest and engagement with the past.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.