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Experimental Archaeology in Northwest Europe: Principles and Potential

Friday 23 September from 9.30am to 5.00pm

Seminar Room H204
UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland
University College Dublin

Experimental Archaeology has recently re-emerged as an approach enabling us to think about the past in practical ways, while it also has potential for engaging modern communities with archaeological knowledge. This one-day seminar, organised by Aidan O’Sullivan, UCD School of Archaeology and Thomas Kador, EPOCH — the Cultural Learning Initiative and sponsored by the UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland, will bring together some of the leading experts and projects in Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, and Denmark and their papers will focus on recent developments and advances in Experimental Archaeology in Northwest Europe and how it might be developed further in coming years.

The key themes on the day will include:

  • Basic principles and best practice
  •  Houses and buildings
  •  Ships
  •  Technologies
  •  Agriculture
  •  Public outreach and communication

The following speakers have confirmed:
Professor Martin Bell, University of Reading
Dr Linda Hurcombe, University of Exeter
Dr Steve Burrow, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Dr John Barber, AOC Archaeology Group
Declan Moore, Moore Archaeological and Environmental Services
Dr Ronan O’Flaherty, National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig
Triona Nicholl, Sagnlandet Lejre, Denmark
Preben Rather SÁ¸rensen, Viking Ship Museum, Copenhagen
Claidhbh Gibne, Boyne Currach Centre
Brian Dolan, UCD School of Archaeology
Attending the seminar is free of charge but places are limited so please register as soon as possible. To register for the event please email Thomas Kador at

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