English info

Welcome to the first virtual Experimental Archaeology weekend of the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory!

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Due to the Corona crisis, the Lauresham Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology is temporarily closed. Therefore, we decided to reorganize our Day of Experimental Archaeology (originally scheduled for May 10th) into a virtual version over two days and make it even more international. On May 9th and 10th, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., you will get to know our Open-Air Laboratory and its cooperation partners in a completely new way throughout numerous online papers, project presentations and virtual information booths.

Event programme

SATURDAY, May 9th (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

11 a.m.
Welcoming speech (in German with English subtitles)
(Claus Kropp, Manager of the Lauresham Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology)

11.15 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Introduction to the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory (in German with English subtitles)

12 a.m. -12.30 a.m.
Insights

Draft Cattle Training (in German with English subtitles)

12.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch break with culinary recommendations from the Early Middle Ages (in German with English subtitles)

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Keynote:
 Lauresham Lecture for Experimental Archaeology
Experiments within experiments: building a Bronze Age boat and other experiences within museums
Prof. Linda Hurcombe (University of Exeter)

Online discussion on Discord

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Project presentation
Medieval Agriculture in Experiment. Documenting strategies at the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory (in German with English subtitles)
Online discussion on Discord

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Paper

Experimental Archaeology: what is it and who does it?
Dr. Roeland Paardekooper (EXARC)

Online discussion on Discord

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Project presentation

Indoorclimate in Early Medieval House(models). Preliminary results from a long-term experiment at the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory (in German with English subtitles)

Online discussion on Discord

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual information booth

AIMA (International Association of Agricultural Museums) (in German with English subtitles)

Online discussion on Discord

SUNDAY, MAY 10tH (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)


11 a.m.
Welcoming speech (in German with English subtitles)
(Claus Kropp, Manager of the Lauresham Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology)

11.15 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
Insights

Weaving in the Dissemination Programme. The Weaving Comb Project (in German with English subtitles)

11.30 a.m. – 12.30 a.m.
Project presentation

Made by gentle hands. The Albecunde-Belt an the role of noble women in Early Medieval textile-production (in German with English subtitles)

Online discussion on Discord

12.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch break with a picture gallery of „Wild Lauresham“ (in German with English subtitles)

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Paper

(Re)constructing the Stone Age: Building a Neolithic house
Claire Walton, Trevor Creighton (Butser Ancient Farm)

Online discussion on Discord

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Project presentation
On the agony of choice. (Re)constructing a sunken featured building (pit-house) from the 7th century at the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory (in German with English subtitles)
Online discussion on Discord

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Paper

Draft Cattle Usage in (Archaeological) Open-Air Museums. Perspectives, Potential and Limitations.
Claus Kropp (Manager of the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory)

Online discussion on Discord

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Project presentation

Loricati milites. The „Panzerreiter“-Project at the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey (in German with English subtitles)

Online discussion on Discord

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual information booth

Butser Ancient Farm

Online discussion on Discord

Guidelines

Paper series / Project presentations

The paper series and the project presentations will be uploaded on our YouTube channel at the corresponding times, you find in the event programme above. The links to the YouTube videos you will also find on this website or on our social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take part in an online discussion with the respective speakers and experts on Discord (here the direct link you need: https://discord.gg/8RGdh4h ).

What is Discord and how does it work? Just download our Discord manual  

Insights

Next to the lectures and project presentations, we want to give you an insight „behind the scenes“ of our daily work at the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory through some videos. These will be again uploaded on our YouTube channel, this website and our social media channels.

Virtual information booths

Last but not least, we would like to introduce our cooperation partners and partner institutions of the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory through several videos. You’ll find them on our Youtube channel, this website and our social media channels. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to take part in an online discussion with the representatives on Discord (direct link to be announced).

More information about Discord and how to use it: Manual

Do you have some general questions or do you need support? Just write us!
t.becue@kloster-lorsch.de  or c.kropp@kloster-lorsch.de