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Monday, July 25, 2016

Glass beads page updated

Over the years many people have been frustrated by the concept of 'intensity' on the glass beads page.  The page, and all of the bead charts have now been updated to reflect the actual numbers of the beads.  A few new thoughts and ways of looking at the beads have also been added.

Have a look and let us know what you think!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

DARC at ICMS 2017 (Kalamazoo)

EXARC will be hosting a session at ICMS 2017 in Kalamazoo in May 2017.  If you have been doing exarc and want to talk about it, we'd love to hear from you.  Note that a written paper is *NOT* required.

Archaeology & Experiment: Moving beyond the artifacts (papers)
Experimental archaeology moves beyond the artifacts, allowing researchers to examine the underlying question of "how" related to artifact finds.  Ideally, experiments can provide a preliminary answer to the question "Does this theory of how it was done actually work". A keystone of experimental archaeology (and a differentiator from reenactment/recreation) is that it follows the scientific method of question, setup, and result - whether that result is positive or negative.  Presentations in this session will be expected to review all three key elements in the discussion of their paper.  Papers submitted for these sessions would be good candidates for publication in the EXARC Journal.

Proposals are due by 15 Sep, 2016 and should be sent to me ( Proposal forms are available at

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Snorri at SCA 50th

Snorri taking in the replica of the Sutton Hoo burial chamber assembled by Talymar.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Call for Papers for EXARC 2017

The Call for papers for the 10th International Experimental Archaeology Conference has been published. The conference itself is April 20,21 2017 at the University of Leiden, Netherlands.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Beads Update Coming

I was asked about updating the beads pages to use bead numbers instead of intensity.  I have recently finished updating the spreadsheets involved.  Now the fun comes in re-writing the glass bead page and doing the updated bead charts. Look for that in the next month or so.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

at Upper Canada Village Medieval Festival

Saturday June 11, Sunday June 12
Education Day - Monday June 13
Upper Canada Village - Morrisburg ON

Come join members of DARC at their encampment at the public festival:

Monday, May 16, 2016


Once again DARC sponsored a session on Experimental Archaeology at the International Congress on Medieval Studies.  As usual it was a lot of fun.  This year, however, brought a new twist as we arrived to register.  This was up as a large poster at the front door.