Experiment in Iron Age Archaeology

Author(s): Peter J. Reynolds

Year: 1967


The article describes the first attempts of experimental archaeology projects in Iron Age agriculture in the context of the Butser Ancient Farm Research Project in 1967. The experiments concerned the whole agriculture cycle from sowing out the seeds to the storage possibilities in pits over the winter. The experiments opened the discussion of climate and work processes in agriculture. The experimentalists faced climate changes, mold, analysed the CO2 concentrations in order to finalized their results.

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Experiment in Iron Age Archaeology. Peter J. Reynolds. Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. 86: 60-73. 1967 ( tDAR id: 414452) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8414452

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Geographic Keywords
England NORTHERN IRELAND Scotland Wales

Temporal Keywords
Iron Age

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 701


Rights & Attribution: Christine Shaw contributed a copy of this document to the collection. EXARC thanks her for her dedication for preserving the Butser Ancient Farm Archive.

General Note: More information about the Butser Ancient Farm Archive and this document can be found at Butser.org.uk.

General Note: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

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