Workshop on Experimental Archaeology

Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 09:30 to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 14:00
Location: 
Irish Institute, Notara 51A & Museum of Cycladic Art, Neophytou Douka 4
Event Description: 

MAKING, UNDERSTANDING, STORYTELLING
A Workshop on Experimental Archaeology

SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER
Venue: Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens, Notara 51A, Exarchia,, Athens 106 83

9.30 Registration
10.00 Introduction: Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood
10.15-11.00 KEYNOTE ΑDDRESS
Aidan O'Sullivan, Eileen Reilly & Brendan O'Neill (UCD School of Archaeology, University College Dublin) Experimental Archaeology: Making, understanding, and storytelling about Prehistoric and Early Medieval Houses
Questions
Coffee
11.30-11.50 Georgia Kourtessi-Philippakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) Stone knapping in Prehistory and the contribution of Experimental Archaeology (in Greek, summary in English)
11.50-12.10 Kalliope Sarri (Marie Curie fellow, Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen) & Ulrikka Mokdad (Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen) Recreating Neolithic textiles: an exercise on woven patterns
12.10-12.30 Υiannis Papadatos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) & Epaminondas Venieris The manufacture of Early Cycladic figurines: experimental approaches and archaeological implications
12.30-12.50 Jo Day (University College Dublin, UCD School of Classics) & Maggie Kobik (UCD University College Dublin, School of Archaeology) Reconstructing a Minoan pottery kiln from Priniatikos Pyrgos, Crete
Questions

Lunch break 13.15-14.45

14.45-15.05 Εleni Κοnstantinidi (National Archaeological Museum), Nikolas Papadimitriou (Museum of Cycladic Art) & Akis Goumas (Metalsmith-Researcher of ancient technologies)
Mycenaean jewellery: investigating questions of technology and craftsmanship
15.05-15.25 Elena Maragoudaki (Independent Researcher) ‘Cutting edge technology’: reconstruction and use of Late Bronze Age woodworking tools
15.25-15.45 Νicholas Stampolidis (University of Crete & Museum of Cycladic Art) Eleutherna and Experimental Archaeology
Questions
16.00-16.20 Antonis Vlavogilakis (University of the Aegean) Experimental Archaeology in the study of painting techniques and materials
16.20-16.40 Brendan O'Neill (University College Dublin, UCD School of Archaeology) Forged in fire? Experimental Archaeology and investigating the social aspects of crafts in Early Medieval societies
16.40-17.00 William Schinder (Washington College, USA/UCD School of Archaeology), Jason O'Brien (Odaios Foods) & Aidan O'Sullivan (University College Dublin, UCD School of Archaeology)
Food evolutions: using Anthropology, Experimental Archaeology, Food Sciences and Culinary Arts to fuse ancient and modern foodways
Questions & General Discussion
Concluding Remarks

6.00 pm Reception

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

8.30 pm Speakers’ dinner at nearby restaurant

SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER
Venue: Museum of Cycladic Art, 4 Neophytou Douka Street, Kolonaki, Athens 106 74

DEMONSTRATIONS WORKSHOP
SESSION A: 11.00-12.20
Javier Baena (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) & Conception Torres (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Experiments and experiences around the lithic technology
Epaminondas Venieris Carving Early Cycladic marble figurines
Ulrikka Mokdad Weaving from ancient textiles and images
12.20-12.40 Break

SESSION B: 12.40-14.00
Eleni Maragoudaki Bronze Age wood-working with bronze tools
Akis Goumas Mycenaean gold-working techniques
Dimitris Alexandrou Early Iron Age bronze-working techniques

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: irishinstitute@hol.gr