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Workshop on ancient and historic technology

From: Dana Goodburn-Brown <amtec>
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2004
Hands on Ancient Technology:
AMTeC Co-op Ltd
The Historic Dockyard
Chatham, Kent, England

A series of 1-5 day ancient and historic craft workshops. Most
workshops include an overview of the subject illustrated with
ancient, historical and ethnographic examples. Particular attention
will be paid to technical details. Materials science, analytical
methodologies and conservation issues will also be discussed. Each
workshop will be limited to c.8 participants, who will carry out
practical work and be provided with data sheets and samples to take
away. The emphasis will be on the use of traditional tools and
materials and small-scale production methods.

June 20, 2004
Ships Timbers--Recognition, Dating and Analysis
Tutor: DM Goodburn, BA, PhD, AIFA, Ancient Woodwork Specialist

    An introduction to recognising ships timbers found reused on
    archaeological sites, foreshores and in standing buildings-
    materials, fastenings and toolmarks discussed.

July 24-31, 2004
The Technical Analysis of Renaissance Bronze Casting
Tutors: Francesca Bewer and Andrew G.Lacey

    Experimenting with Renaissance bronze casting techniques and
    methods of examination.

August 9-10, 2004
Introduction to Ancient Casting Techniques
Tutors: Paul Craddock, Dana Goodburn-Brown and Andrew G.Lacey

    Experimental casting of copper and lead/tin alloys into
    cuttlefish bone, sand, clay, stone and bronze one and two piece

August 8, 2004
Introduction to Colour in Metals (Copper Alloys and Patination)
Tutors: Paul Craddock and Andrew G. Lacey and Dana G.-Brown

    Creating a set of patination blocks, exploring colour variations
    on smooth and textured bronze surfaces.

August 28-29, 2004
Prehistoric Tools and Toolmarks on Wood
Tutors: Damian Goodburn, Andrew G. Lacey and Dana G.-Brown

    An introduction to the tools of wood, bone, stone and bronze
    used to work wood, and the traces they leave. Finish your own
    bronze axe and handle to take away, demos of use of other tools
    and samples of Bronze Age woodwork to handle.

Further info and booking forms are available at
<URL:> or from

    Dana Goodburn-Brown
    +44 1634832627

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