European Archaeology Days 2021

Digital Live Presentations with Q&A

 

Ancient Technologies in Modern Contexts

Date: Friday, June 18th; Saturday, June 19th; Sunday, June 20th
Time: 3 pm - 3.40 pm
Place: Online

Description

The demand for innovative solutions to urgent ecological and social problems is on a constant rise. Ancient technologies provide extensive, yet underutilized opportunities to help solve such problems.

In this 20 minute presentation five of these opportunities will be illustrated based on modern applications around the world:

  • Raised Field Agriculture in Peru, Bolivia and the Congo Basin in Central Africa
  • Tank Cascade Systems in Sri Lanka
  • Qanats in Iran and Irak
  • Clay Pot Irrigation in Ethiopia and Nigeria
  • Earthquake Resistant Construction in Japan and Kashmir

Following the presentation, there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers and to talk to the archaeologist and founder of the Amatek Institute, Dr. Kirsten Dzwiza.

Participation

The Live Presentation will be held with Zoom. Participants are asked to send an email to: contact[at]amatek.institute to receive an invitation-link to the event.

You can find the "General terms and conditions" and the "Privacy Policy" of the US-based company Zoom on their website: https://zoom.us.
You can find the German version here: https://zoom.us/docs/de-de/privacy-and-legal.html

Five Ancient Technologies, Amatek Institute

 

Ancient Clay Pot Irrigation: Save up to 70% Water in Your Vegetable Garden!

Date: Friday, June 18th; Saturday, June 19th; Sunday, June 20th
Time: 4 pm - 4.40 pm
Place: Online

Description

More than 100 scientific studies show that ancient Clay Pot Irrigation can save up to 70% of irrigation water. Clay pot irrigation became increasingly popular in community and private gardens around the world during the recent decade and has even been applied in multiple development projects.

In this 20 minute presentation, the efficient and sustainable technology will be introduced and practical applications for your private vegetable garden will be shown.

Following the presentation, there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers and to talk to the archaeologist and founder of the Amatek Institute, Dr. Kirsten Dzwiza.

Participation

The Live Presentation will be held with Zoom. Participants are asked to send an email to: contact[at]amatek.institute to receive an invitation-link to the event.

You can find the "General terms and conditions" and the "Privacy Policy" of the US-based company Zoom on their website: https://zoom.us.
You can find the German version here: https://zoom.us/docs/de-de/privacy-and-legal.html

Clay Pot Irrigation, Amatek Institute

 

See for more information about the European Archaeology Days 2021 the webpage of the responsible Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives: European Archaeology Days 2021

Check out the EXARX interview with the EAD coordinator Pascal Ratier and see how to join.The link directs you the EXARC website. EXARC is the global network of professionals for those active in archaeological open-air museums as well as in experimental archaeology, ancient technology and interpretation. We exchange experience, tips & tricks and best practice and are working on better quality for the people involved, their (experimental) work and archaeological open-air museums in general.

 

 

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