You will gain hands-on experience with a variety of traditional technologies, engaging with the choices and challenges inherent in the production process, and improving your skills in designing experimental archaeology projects and reverse-engineering archaeological materials.
At a glance
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- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield campus
Course structurePractical sessions, in-class discussions, experimental reconstructions of traditional technologies, collaborative group work.
What you will learn
On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
- Recreate traditional technologies in an experimental context
- Design and construct a structure capable of firing ceramics.
- Evaluate the results of experimental archaeology projects, analysing the causes for success and failure in reconstructing traditional technologies.
- Assess how, and to what extent different elements of traditional craft production are translated into the archaeological record.
- Ceramic Manufacture and Firing
- Metal Smelting and Casting
- Faience Production
- Organic Materials
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