Ian Dennis is a field archaeologist, archaeological illustrator, and experimental archaeologist based at Cardiff University in Wales. His research focuses on the use of experimental archaeology to explore craft, manufacturing techniques, from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Norse Britain. This research is based in multiple technologies, from flint to ceramics, but is currently focusing on antler combs. Ian also demonstrates prehistoric technologies at public events and festivals.
This episode of The EXARC Show features Finally Friday guests Theresa Emmerich Kamper and Ian Dennis for “Tanning, Tools, and Talking”. Our guests this month bring a wealth of skills to the workshop, and have spent years teaching those skills. Host Matilda Siebrecht talks our guests through the value that hands-on expert knowledge brings to experimental archaeology. Tune in for further chat about the joy of accidental discoveries, challenges to the ideas of "women's work" and "men's work", and the lifelong benefits of letting kids explore the world with their hands. As always, Finally Friday starts with a conversation between our guests and wraps up with questions from participants in the EXARC Discord. More information on joining us for future events can be found on The EXARC Show website. Support the show (https://exarc.net/members)
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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54 minutes, 38 seconds
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