On fire - Experimental Archaeology

Support the Archaeological research in Cambodia to know how people used to master fire in the Angkorian era!

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On fire - Experimental Archaeology

<p><strong>THE PROJECT</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547297/02122014-IMG_4071_-_copie-1539159776.jpg" width="100%" /><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><em>On fire! Experimental Archaeology</em></strong>&nbsp;is a festival that&nbsp;takes place every 4 years at the&nbsp;Siem Reap EFEO center in Cambodia.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The <strong>EFEO</strong> (&Eacute;cole fran&ccedil;aise d&#39;Extr&ecirc;me-Orient) is a&nbsp;public establishment of the&nbsp;French Ministry of Higher&nbsp;Education and&nbsp;Research dedicated to the study of asian civilizations through&nbsp;humanities and social sciences researches.</p> <p>The <strong>1st edition</strong> occured in December 2014 with an angkorian&nbsp;&ldquo;dragon-kiln&rdquo; replica successfully firing more than 100 angkorian style&nbsp;potteries (<strong>watch our video</strong>).&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547298/IMG_4054-1539159836.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>We are very excited to announce the <strong>2nd edition</strong> for&nbsp;December 2018, bringing alive our &ldquo;dragon-kiln&rdquo; once again and unveiling an iron smelting furnace.</p> <p><br /> <img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547299/IMG_4063-1539159854.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>You may have some questions:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Who are we?&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin-left:40px">You can meet us here:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.onfirearchaeology.com/team" target="_blank">https://www.onfirearchaeology.com/team</a></p> <p style="margin-left:40px">We form a very eclectic&nbsp;team:&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:40px"><br /> <strong>Researchers, Archaeologists Team</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Armand Desbat, Directeur de recherche &eacute;m&eacute;rite CNRS</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Dominique Soutif, Ma&icirc;tre de conf&eacute;rence EFEO</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Mitch Hendrickson, Associate Professor UIC, Director of INDAP</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Stephanie Leroy, Charg&eacute;e de recherche&nbsp;INSHS, CNRS</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Sylvain Bauvais, Charg&eacute; de recherche CNRS</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Julia Esteve, Lecturer, Mahidol University</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Myongduk Choi,&nbsp;Doctorante,&nbsp;Universit&eacute; Lyon 2</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Christian Fischer, Enseignant-Chercheur, UCLA</p> <p style="margin-left:40px"><br /> <strong>Building and firing team</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Nicolas Josso, Technical manager</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Olivier Le T&eacute;tour, SFX</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Leap, Head constructor</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Li, Technician constructor</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Laan, Technician constructor</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">and about 12 Cambodian countrymen to feed the fires (24 to 36 hours)</p> <p style="margin-left:40px"><strong>Mediation team</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Caroline Rufino, Cultural mediator</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>What is experimental archaeology?</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin-left:40px">It consists of, on the field experiments, conducted by archaeologist,&nbsp;to test archaeological hypotheses and bring answer to research problems by using the same technology as our ancestors.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>What are we looking for?</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin-left:40px">Working in Cambodia, our research&nbsp;focuses&nbsp;on the Angkorian era.&nbsp;<br /> After having excavated&nbsp;earthenware and metal production&nbsp;sites, we now want to understand how potters and metallurgists mastered fire : how were the&nbsp;kilns and furnaces built, how were&nbsp;the potteries made, how was the ore processed, how many degrees were reached during the firing&nbsp;and smelting process...<br /> We have many questions and hypotheses that need to be answered and verified to gain&nbsp;a better knowledge of this period and be able to share it with the public.</p> <ul> <li><strong>What do&nbsp;firing and smelting mean?</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin-left:40px">Take a look to our website:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.onfirearchaeology.com/firing-smelting" target="_blank">https://www.onfirearchaeology.com/firing-smelting</a><br /> <br /> Our interactive schemas will give you a better idea of how the furnace and the dragon-kiln work.</p> <ul> <li><strong>How will we achieve this?</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin-left:40px">We already made&nbsp;a lot of progress, but we still need your help to take things further!</p> <p>What has&nbsp;already been done:</p> <p>- the dragon-kiln has been rebuilt successfully,<br /> <img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547283/four_etapes-14-1539158641.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547285/four_etapes-7-1539158743.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547286/four_etapes-18-1539158765.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547287/four_etapes-23-1539158780.jpg" width="100%" /><br /> - the iron-furnace&#39;s body is almost completed.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547282/fourneau-tuyeres-3-1539158567.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547289/fourneau-tuyeres-6-1539158799.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>What we are currently working on:</p> <p style="margin-left:120px">- Collecting and processing the ore that will be smelt in the iron-furnace,<br /> - Purchasing the wood and charcoal that will be used for the firing and smelting,<br /> - Building&nbsp;a multiple bellows system&nbsp;to force&nbsp;air into the furnace&#39;s tuyeres,<br /> - Having the Angkorian pottery&nbsp;replicas&nbsp;fashioned at&nbsp;the famous LO_YUYU ceramics workshop. They have sent to us some pictures of the raw pots, they look amazing!</p> <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547300/Bottle-1539160034.jpg" /><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547301/Large_Bowl-1539160056.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547302/Small_Bowl-1539160077.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547303/Vase-1539160096.jpg" /><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547304/large_Cup-1539160111.jpg" /><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/547305/Box-1539160123.jpg" /></p> <p>What is coming next:&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>THE EVENT</strong></p> <p>This is one of the most exciting part of the project, because we will share it with you!&nbsp;<br /> We hope you to be there for the D-day&nbsp;at the EFEO center in&nbsp;Siem Reap.</p> <p>This is the schedule :</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">- 2 firings of&nbsp;the dragon-kiln to cook the Angkorian pottery replicas (firing is a lengthy&nbsp;process that takes between&nbsp;24 and&nbsp;36 hours),</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">-&nbsp;The potteries will then be left to cool for a whole day before being unloaded at&nbsp;the end of the firing.</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">- One iron ore smelting&nbsp;in the furnace,</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">-&nbsp;An exhibition showing&nbsp;how potteries are made&nbsp;around the world and in Cambodia will be open to the public.</p> <p>Archaeology students from Phnom Penh will be attending a seminar to learn about those processes.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, visit our website <a href="http://www.onfirearchaeology.com" target="_blank">www.onfirearchaeology.com</a></p> <p>If you can&#39;t achieve your donation, please contact us : onfire.archaeology@gmail.com&nbsp;</p>

Allocation of funds

<p>We began&nbsp;working on this project last&nbsp;April and this 2nd edition will end after the firings, mid-December.</p> <p>The funds will be placed on the CERANGKOR archaeological mission&#39;s bank account. This mission is supported by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign affairs.</p> <p>If we reach the&nbsp;<strong>5000 euros</strong> mark,&nbsp;our team will be able to:</p> <ol> <li>Pay for the Angkorian pottery replicas made by LO-YUYU Ceramics, and for the wood,&nbsp;charcoal and materials used for building the kilns,</li> <li>Host 8 archaeology students&nbsp;and pay for their&nbsp;travel and&nbsp;accommodation,</li> <li>Set up the&nbsp;exhibition showing&nbsp;how pottery&nbsp;is made in Cambodia and&nbsp;around the world,</li> <li>Pay salaries to our building and firing team,</li> <li>Keep you posted&nbsp;and&nbsp;welcome you to this event!</li> </ol> <p>if we reach the <strong>6000 euros </strong>mark<strong>,&nbsp;</strong>we will also be able to :</p> <ol> <li>Pay salaries to&nbsp;our mediation and exhibition team,</li> <li>Host 12 archaeology&nbsp;students rather than only 8.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Exceeding&nbsp;</strong>the goal of <strong>6000 euros </strong>mark, will allow us not only to do all of the above, but also enable us to confidently prepare the next edition of <em>On fire! Experimental Archaeology</em></p>

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Thank you!

€10

Estimated delivery: December 2018

Thank you very much! You will receive by email a report of the experiment with pictures and videos. If you can't achieve your donation, please contact us : onfire.archaeology@gmail.com

Small Bowl Buriram style

€20

Estimated delivery: December 2018

Thank you very much! You will receive by email a report of the experiment with pictures and videos and own this small bowl Buriram style after the firing. If you live in Cambodia, you can take it home after the event at the Siem Reap EFEO archaeology center. You can also contact us to get it in Phnom Penh. If you live in Thailand or France, please contact us. We can't support international shipping fees. If you can't achieve your donation, please contact us : onfire.archaeology@gmail.com
  • 46/46 available

Bottle Choeung Ek style

€30

Estimated delivery: December 2018

Thank you very much! You will receive by email a report of the experiment with pictures and videos and own this bottle Choeung Ek style after the firing. If you live in Cambodia, you can take it home after the event at the Siem Reap EFEO archaeology center. You can also contact us to get it in Phnom Penh. If you live in Thailand or France, please contact us. We can't support international shipping fees. If you can't achieve your donation, please contact us : onfire.archaeology@gmail.com
  • 35/35 available

Large Cup Buriram style

€40

Estimated delivery: December 2018

Thank you very much! You will receive by email a report of the experiment with pictures and videos and own this large cup Buriram style after the firing. If you live in Cambodia, you can take it home after the event at the Siem Reap EFEO archaeology center. You can also contact us to get it in Phnom Penh. If you live in Thailand or France, please contact us. We can't support international shipping fees. If you can't achieve your donation, please contact us : onfire.archaeology@gmail.com
  • 25/25 available

Vase Choeung Ek style

€40

Estimated delivery: December 2018

Thank you very much! You will receive by email a report of the experiment with pictures and videos and own this vase Choeung Ek style after the firing. If you live in Cambodia, you can take it home after the event at the Siem Reap EFEO archaeology center. You can also contact us to get it in Phnom Penh. If you live in Thailand or France, please contact us. We can't support international shipping fees. If you can't achieve your donation, please contact us : onfire.archaeology@gmail.com
  • 25/25 available

Box Buriram style

€50

Estimated delivery: December 2018

Thank you very much! You will receive by email a report of the experiment with pictures and videos and own this small box Buriram style after the firing. If you live in Cambodia, you can take it home after the event at the Siem Reap EFEO archaeology center. You can also contact us to get it in Phnom Penh. If you live in Thailand or France, please contact us. We can't support international shipping fees.
  • 35/35 available

Large Bowl

€50

Estimated delivery: December 2018

Thank you very much! You will receive by email a report of the experiment with pictures and videos and own this large bowl after the firing. If you live in Cambodia, you can take it home after the event at the Siem Reap EFEO archaeology center. You can also contact us to get it in Phnom Penh. If you live in Thailand or France, please contact us. We can't support international shipping fees.
  • 18/20 available

Set of 2 Small Bowls & 1 Vase Choeung Ek style

€80

Estimated delivery: December 2018

Thank you very much! You will receive by email a report of the experiment with pictures and videos and own this set of 2 small bowls & 1 vase Choeung Ek style after the firing. If you live in Cambodia, you can take it home after the event at the Siem Reap EFEO archaeology center. You can also contact us to get it in Phnom Penh. If you live in Thailand or France, please contact us. We can't support international shipping fees.
  • 9/10 available

Set of 4 Small bowls & 1 Box Buriram style

€150

Estimated delivery: December 2018

Thank you very much! You will receive by email a report of the experiment with pictures and videos and own this set of 4 small bowls & 1 Box Buriram style after the firing. If you live in Cambodia, you can take it home after the event at the Siem Reap EFEO archaeology center. You can also contact us to get it in Phnom Penh. If you live in Thailand or France, please contact us. We can't support international shipping fees.

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