On fire - Experimental Archaeology

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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>

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<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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