03 December, 2006

2 archaeological experiments

During last week, I joined in two archaeological experiments.

November 25-26: Stone oven cooking experiment

This 8th experiment was done in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka. This time, two kinds of stone oven cooking experiments used three 3 stone heaps: one was basalt heap and two were sandstone heaps.

The record on this experiment will be published soon (the details are not described here). The methods of firing and heating stones used Vanuatu style (e.g. Suzuki et. al 2004, 2006), and stone oven cooking experiments were done by all of three heaps.

  • C. Suzuki and Stone oven cooking experiment group 2004. Fourth record of stone oven cooking experiment. Bulletin of the Museum of Kyoto, Suzaku 16: 27-61.
  • C. Suzuki, N. Takeuchi, and Stone oven cooking experiment group 2006. Sixth record of stone oven cooking experiment: studies on the comparison of the damage ratio and the size-cooking capacity relations of stone heaps. Bulletin of the Niigata Prefectural Museum of History 7: 59-86.

December 1-2: Carbon residue experiment

Continued experiments in 2004 and 2005 (Nishida 2006), this experiment was conducted by experimental vessels in Tsunan-machi, Niigata.

This record will be published soon (not described here), 21 types of experiments used by animal meats and plants were done.

  • Y. Nishida 2006. Experimental study on charred residues. Bulletin of the Niigata Prefectural Museum of History 7: 25-50.

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