Welcome to the

5th Annual Reconstructive & Experimental

Archaeology Conference

2014 Theme:

Experimental Perspectives on Ancient Foodways

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Gastonia, NC, October 17 - 19, 2014


The purpose of the Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference is to promote and stimulate interest in reconstructive and experimental archaeology; to serve as a "bridging organization" between all related groups and individuals involved in this field; to support and facilitate an active and open exchange of information between all related groups; to serve as a bond among those interested in this and related subjects; to publish and to encourage publication; to advocate and to aid in the conservation and development of related data; and to encourage an appreciation, high standards, development and support for the scientific application of reconstructive and experimental archaeological research.

There are 7 basic sections to the annual conference.  
1. a key note address;
2. individual paper presentations;
3. break-out sessions (where participants can participate in a specific structured activities);
4. poster sessions
5. the Ground Breakers Dinner and Fire Keepers Award Presentation;
6. demonstrations and discussions open to the general public
7. various experiential activities and opportunities
We occasionally hold a "round table discussion" on a specific topic(s) of interest to the entire group.

REARC is a 501c3 not for profit educational organization listed under Society of  Experimental Archeology and Primitive Technology (SEAPT).

About our logo:

The REARC logo represents the cast, swing and flight trajectory of an atlatl spear as well as the recurve of a bow limb. It symbolizes REARC's mission to draw information from our shared human past as we aim toward the future.

         REARC – Learning From Our Past... Looking To The Future

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