EXPERIMENT and EXPERIENCE: ANCIENT EGYPT in the PRESENT
Please see http://www.swan.ac.uk/egypt/conference010.htm for the full announcement, programme and booking form.
We have discounted rates for students and early bird booking (before 15 February), and daily rates as well!
Are you interested in ancient Egypt ? Are you interested in ancient technology or crafts?
This is a conference where academics, craftspeople and the general public, in fact all those interested in ancient Egypt or in technology, can meet and share their common enthusiasm. All ages and abilities are welcome. We have an exciting array of demonstrations and talks lined up for you, from flint knapping to flower arranging, from textiles to ship building, not to mention woodworking, stoneworking, manufacturing ritual clay artefacts, shipbuilding, antler bow manufacture, glassworking, an oral performance, and of course mummification!
Experimental archaeology applies the scientific method, and has the potential to be a powerful research tool while being interdisciplinary. Along with experiential approaches, it is a perfect medium for education and widening participation. This conference aims to integrate the arts, humanities and sciences. Through a series of lectures, workshops and practical demonstrations we will explore the value of a hands-on approach to understanding the past, in particular, Ancient Egypt.
Hosted by CEMA, Egypt Centre and the Department of History and Classics, Swansea University
9am Monday 10th through Wednesday 12th May 2010
Faraday A , Swansea University
PROVISIONAL LIST OF SPEAKERS
Salima Ikram (keynote speaker):
From the Meadow to the Em-baa-lming Table: Experimental Archaeology and Mummification
The Experimental Work of F.C.J. Spurrell: Faience, Glass and Beads
Pearce Paul Creasman
Exposing Ancient Shipbuilders Secrets through Experimental Reconstruction
Limestone Speaking: Experience and Experiments in the Field
Experimental Work on Egyptian Lithics: From Spurrell to Lund
The Horn Bow - Egyptology's Problem Child
Ancient Egyptian Pleating
Practical Dressmaking for Ancient Egyptians: Ancient Sewing Techniques
and Replica Clothing Construction
Ancient Egyptian Woodworking
Flintknapping Scenes from the Beni-Hasan Tombs Viewed and Interpreted
by a Contemporary Flintknapper
Experimental Recreation of a an Ancient Egyptian Funerary Garland
Found on the Mummy of Ramesses II.
New Kingdom Copper Smelting, Refining and Casting Experiments
Could the Egyptians Make Glass? An Integrated Approach to Experimental
Keeping the Horse in Front of the Chariot: Experiments and
Observations on Harnessing and Handling Horses in Ancient Egypt
Richard Parkinson and Barbara Ewing
Experimental Philology: Performing Ancient Egyptian Poetry
Could Ancient Egyptian Textiles Have Pleated Themselves?
Reed boats and the Experimental Archaeology of Thor Heyerdahl
Some Experiments in Ancient Egyptian Stone Technology
Making and Breaking Ritual Figurines
Apprenticeship as a Research Method
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