During this course you will acquire the theoretical skills required to engage and reflect critically on your own experimental research aims and objectives.
Experimental Archaeology (EA) is increasingly being used to address key questions in material culture research. These advances, alongside cutting-edge scientific techniques investigating the past function of artefacts, are enriching our understanding of object life histories more than ever before. During this module students will consider theoretical and ethical aspects of EA research, the differences between reenactment and EA, how EA can be employed to reconstruct artefact and house biographies, as well as the use of digital imaging and media as analytical tools and important forms of dissemination.
Classes will be structured thematically and involve student-led seminars with interactive activities embedded into some sessions.
This module aims to equip students with the essential theoretical skills required to critically reflect on experimental research and its application to the study of material culture.
Upon completion of this module students should: