This two-day TRAC Workshop aims to promote the use of experimental archaeology for the development of theoretical approaches in the field of Roman archaeology.
The conference will be held at the Roman fort of Vindolanda on Roman Britain’s northern frontier and will take place from September 22ndto the 23rd (Saturday and Sunday) of 2018. Delegates will include established academics, early career researchers, PhD students, amateur enthusiasts, skilled professionals, and the general public.
Day One will be devoted to the presentation of academic papers (in a single session format), with an emphasis on current uses of archaeological experiments and the evaluation of their impact on theoretical frameworks within Roman studies. Day Two will be devoted to demonstrations and hands-on experiments carried out on the site. Demonstrations will be opened to the public to further promote the significance of experimental archaeology for archaeological research, as well as the role of Vindolanda in this field of investigation.
Examples of on-site experiments include:
- Pottery production (demonstration)
- Pottery firing (demonstration)
- Roof tile production (demonstration)
- Metal working (demonstration)
- Roman cooking (hands-on)
- Net production (hands-on)
A call for papers and posters will be made following TRAC 2018.