Experimental archaeology training course on pottery
At the end of the pottery workshop activities run by AA. in 2007-2008, a three day training course was run at Sa Ruda (Cabras, OR), in which a reproduction of a prehistoric village was built. Having worked with archaeological materials, the participants were given the chance to reproduce pots and other ceramic objects, observing and documenting phase by phase the marks made by shaping and finishing created by the use of differing natural utensils (such as shells or pebbles) or tools (made from stone or hard animal materials). It was possible to reproduce marks analogous to those observed on archaeological objects, and the experience, together with the data collected, were fundamental in the more detailed planning of successive experiments.
At the end of the course an oven was built in a shallow trench as an experiment, in order to test the effectiveness of the methods employed and to observe in the process for future archaeological records.