of Experimental Archaeology
of Anthropologic and Material Culture of the Antiquity through
the Representation of Tecnique used of man to make manufacture
program of the XV EDITION 2012
Archaeology is a scientific discipline that aims at reconstructing
the anthropological culture and the materials from the
antiquities, experimenting the techniques and practices used
by ancient men
in their daily lives.
Thus, an experimental archaeologist is a real artisan with
a specific historical, archaeological and archaeometry
preparation; by mixing
technical capacities and theoretic knowledge, he attempts at
reproducing the handmade articles of our ancestors in order
to understand better
their way of living.
| The lithic processing,
the bones, horns, and clay will all be presented in the area
dedicated to the laboratories,
with different work proposals even as regards the materials
so as to allow visitors to experiment with their own hands
these antique works. It is an ideal journey through the most
ancient times of our history.By using simple notions, it will
be possible to go through all the main stages of man's evolution.
Skins, rocks, wood and bones will be used to duplicate the
instruments of our ancestors.
Such experiments are essential to understand better the efforts primitive men
made when trying to survive and to deal with the environment and his needs to
transform such environment.
Moreover, fire ignition and the prehistoric painting techniques will also be
object of experimentations.
Great Rivers Museum of Rovigo
Tecnology litic, Processing of steatite, fire, riprodution of prehistoric picture,
from clay to terra-cotta, the born of writing, jar attici: from building to decoration,
the prodution of oil of lentisco, metallurgy and antque goldsmith, medioeval
production tecnique of architectural terra-cotta in Venice.
Alfio and Ilaria Tomaselli - www.archeologiasperimentale.it
In this laboratory the participant become protagonist and not spectator to
learn the Prehistory. They Use the essential elements of nature with inteligence,
thought, inventiveness and fantasy for reach the objective: build utensil
in osso or stone, to weavw a vertical loom in Neolitic, fire with Stone
or with branch, splinter the flint, work ceramics or paint with ocra. They
Make this used simple materials that nature give to man and empatize in
The Relationship Aspects
In laboratory changed the relationship of subordinaty, typical of traditional
frontal lesson, that exsist between Teacher and participant. They All become
protagonist, Researcheri that ipotize the recostruction, cbservea nd analyze,
manipulate object and tool, applicate, reinvent or reproduce, think on
results and on errors through the stage of cultural and social human evolution.
Unlike to museum, where the object come only observed in the laboratory is
anaized and rebuilded developing manual ability that today unfortunately
is not practiced, becouse all the object are allready defined.