Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant
Chapter: 38. What is Experimental Archaeology?
Experimental archaeology is a valuable approach to understanding ancient technology. By re-creating or replicating ancient artifacts and installations, archaeologists gain insights into how people made and used a variety of things in the past. Replicating traditional cooking and baking, flint knapping, metal working, and glassblowing allows archaeologists to gain first-hand experience with these technologies and consider archaeological problems from a different perspective.