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Experimental Archaeology: Go Further


Ethnoarchaeology in Action by N David and C Kramer (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

Iron Age Farm - The Butser Experiment by Peter J Reynolds (British Museum, 1979)

Flag Fen - Prehistoric Fenland Centre by F Pryor (English Heritage, 1991)

Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills edited by David Westcott (Black Sparrow Press, 1999)

From the Varangians to the Greeks: The Experimental Voyage with the Aifur in 1994-1996 edited by R Edberg and Marcus Lindstrom (University College research report no 1)

The Kon Tiki Voyage by Thor Heyerdahl (Flamingo, 1996)

Five Viking Ships by O Olsen and O Crumlin-Pederson (National Museum of Copenhagen, 1978)

The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin (Abacus, 1996)

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Nautical Archaeology Newsletter published by The Nautical Archaeological Society, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Eastney, Portsmouth PO4 9LD


Council for British Archaeology: The site covers a wide range of topics ranging from the latest news to education and conservation. It also includes a virtual library which links to government bodies, universities and special interest groups.

Current Archaeology: An online extension of the magazine featuring articles from back issues and links to relevant organisations.

Association for Environmental Archaeology: For those who are interested in the environmental archaeology, this site for the AEA (based at the University of York) includes images and texts on the flora and fauna of rural archaeology.

Archaeology Data Service: From the University of York, digital resources for research, learning and teaching.

Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe - ARGE: A guide to European archaeological resources, as well as links to journals and publishers. Searches can be performed by country, subject, time period or keyword.

Places to visit

Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland PH15 2HY: The Centre comprises three elements: an exhibition includes video of work in progress, interpretative boards, and a range of artefacts and timbers recovered from underwater excavations; guided tours are provided inside the reconstructed crannog; and outside, visitors can try their hand at several ancient crafts and technologies and participate in a range of special events.

Archaeolink, Oyne, Aberdeen, AB52 6QP Tel: 01464 851500

Biskupin, 88-410 Gasawa, Poland

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, Meline, nr Crymych, Pembrokeshire, SA41 3UT Tel: 01239 891319

Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre, c/o Cranborne Middle School, Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 5RP Tel: 01725 517618

Flag Fen, The Droveway, Northey Rd, Peterborough PE6 7QJ

Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford, Ireland

Kilmartin House Trust, Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland, PA31 8RQ, Tel: 01546 510 278

Lemba Experimental Village, Lemba Archaeological Research Centre, LEMBA 8260, Paphos District, Cyprus

Royal Museum, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF, Tel: 0131 247 4219

Butser Ancient Farm: Just south of the A3, 5 miles south of Petersfield, Butser is always worth a visit as it transforms the evidence from pits and potholes, animal bones and pottery fragments into a living breathing farm complete with animals and crops. But it's not only a great place to visit, it's a living experiment that over the years has taught us much about our Iron Age farming ancestors.

West Stow Saxon Village in West Stow Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Suffolk: Provides the perfect Saxon experience in East Suffolk. Tel: 01284 728718

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