Lab Summary Week 7: Grain II

Reporters: Samantha Zimmerman, Rahim Hamid, Marta Kondratiuk. Data drawn from reports by: Ben Scott-Lewis (group A), Amelie Cook (B), Ann Beimers (D), Jake Oberg (E), and Eila Planinc (F). Introduction: This week in Experimental Archaeology, we continued our exploration into the making of bread in accordance with ancient texts such as Cato’s account of bread…

Woodworking Lab Part 2, Week 7

Group members: Sagal Ahmed, Beck Arnow, Hali’a Buchal, Margie Clauss 28.October.2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm The weather (rain) had interfered with our original lab plans today for pottery firing. Instead, our efforts focused on finishing up the warp weighted loom, which mostly involved touch-ups and detailing of the wood after a week of drying. We did not have…

Week 7 Group A Lab Data: Woodworking Part 2

As we have all remarked in our lab journals, we spent the week seven lab inside woodworking rather than firing the loom weights due to poor weather. We refined the pieces of our loom (smoothing beams, chiseling) and fashioned several new heddles. In all, we have now spent about eight hours working on the loom…