Group C Data – Grain 1

Group Members: Ruby Becker, Helen Banta, Soren Eversoll, Samantha Zimmerman Bread Type: Scriblita Bread Description: Layers of cheese and tracta (dough rounds) encased in a doughy “crust” This recipe is using 1/14 of the full recipe as described by Cato. Trial 1: With Farro Paste Step 1: Making the farro paste Farro Grinding Technique: By…

Group E: Data

Lab Rundown Part I: Part II: Part III: We visited Alehandra’s farm on April 27th.  It was a very peaceful experience to explore and to see the lovely animals of the farm. In addition to the two varieties of cattle with calves, there were turkeys, chickens, a cat, a guard dog, several breeds of sheep,…

Group B Data Report – Dyeing and Sheepies!

For our lab this week, we ventured out to Alejandra’s farm in Kenyon, Minnesota. Our goals for the lab were to meet and interact with the sheep who we have spent so much time learning about and to put into practice the same dyeing processes we learned about last week. Another important goal of the…

Group D: Dyeing

Group D: Isabel, Will, Dylan, Ellie As the Experimental Archaeology class of 2023 piled into 4 or so campus vans, I’m not sure that any of us anticipated such a refreshing, calming and grounding experience from our visit to Alejandra’s farm. As a college student at Carleton, and probably at the vast majority of institutions…

Dye Data: Group F

This week we explored the world of natural dyes, relying on the expertise of Alejandra. We dyed white and grey wool with three dyes: indigo, marigold, and logwood. All three are plant-based: indigo and marigold are flowers, while logwood is a large, flowering tree. All of these dyes were historically used in Central and South…

Ritual Lab Data: Group B

Group members: Ruby Becker, Morgan Dieschbourg, Marta Kondratiuk, Chris O’Mara. This report will be using the 24-hour clock system for timekeeping. Kilogram kg Gram g Centimeter cm Measurements commonly used in the report. Introductions and Goals No one in our group has ever had experience with anything even remotely similar to religious sacrifice and we…