Experimental archaeology: A Perspective for the Future

Author(s): Peter J. Reynolds

Year: 1994


Reynolds opens the debate towards experimental archaeology as a science which was long ignored by archaeologists. A working Iron Age farm, dated to 300 BC and a Roman Villa are described as projects in this book. The constructors were confronted with climate extremes in Britain and trails to material. The experiments force the participants to rethink, reevaluate, and recreate their tests and trails. The farms included also agricultural experiments, such as grain storage.

Concluding P.J. Reynolds pleas for a closer cooperation of all sciences, including experimental archaeology, to gain more insight and answers to the past. He also emphasis that there is often not only one experiment or one answer, but an long ongoing process of understanding.

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Experimental archaeology: A Perspective for the Future. Peter J. Reynolds. 1994 ( tDAR id: 421633) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8421633

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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.

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