From research to mediation - A perspective for experimental archaeology

Author(s): Karine Meylan

Year: 2013


Experimental archaeology has clearly demonstrated its interest over the past few dozen years in scientific research meant to acquire greater knowledge of past civilizations and their technical skills and craftsmanship. Nowadays, the perspectives are widening in regard to the involvement of this discipline in cultural mediation. Although experimental archaeology as a research method lends itself poorly to vulgarization, some elements of the approach can be adapted for educational purposes, as evidenced by the work of the AnimArc society since 2007. The experience gathered by the society through its involvement in around thirty events in Switzerland and France will serve as an example to demonstrate the adaptation process of experimental scientific results for knowledge transfer and exchange with the general public.

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From research to mediation - A perspective for experimental archaeology. Karine Meylan. Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa Bilanz 2013. 12: 171-181. 2013 ( tDAR id: 424911)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -4.777; min lat: 41.367 ; max long: 10.471; max lat: 51.091 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 14032


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.