Call for Papers

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We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the annual Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference (REARC) to be held in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA from November 16-18, 2017.

Reconstructive and experimental archaeologists strive to expand our archaeological understanding of the past by attempting to recreate material culture, technology, or life-ways by using the same materials, techniques, and strategies believed to have been employed in the past through structured experimentation. REARC promotes and stimulates interest in reconstructive and experimental archaeology; serving as a bridging organization between Open Air Museums, academics, primitive technologists, related groups, and individuals involved in the field. By supporting and facilitating an active and open exchange of information between related groups; REARC serves as a bond among those interested in this and related subjects. We encourage publication through the EXARC Journal to aid in the conservation and development of related data; and to encourage high standards, development and support for the scientific application of reconstructive and experimental archaeological research.

We are involved in educating students, members of the public, and scholars about the methods and results of reconstructive and experimental archaeology.  Papers and posters that focus on educational methods, project design and results, and issues in the field are welcome.  We seek presentations about educational projects for diverse audiences, including K-12 students, university students, avocational and professional archaeologists, academics, and the general public.  Perspectives from around the globe are welcome. 

We are now accepting 150-word abstract submissions for presentations focused on general issues in reconstructive and experimental archaeologists.

This year’s meetings will be held at Colonial Williamsburg (VA, USA), where in addition to hearing scholarly presentations, attendees can engage with a variety of historic craftspeople as well as experts in prehistoric technologies while touring one of eastern North America’s most important early colonial sites. 

Submission deadline:
150 word abstract submissions are due by September 15th.

Send submissions to:
Neil Peterson
1850 Notre Dame Dr.
Box 124
St. Agatha, ON
N0B 2L0

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