"The project Experimental Archaeology – Between Enlightment and Experience has created a network of researchers and archaeologists with experience from the fields of experimental archaeology and public communication. It has been obvious that experimental archaeology has lived its own life in relation to the ongoing theoretical debate adout archaeological theory in general. This discrepancy between a lively theoretical debate and a subject stuck with scientific ideals emanating from positivist traditions from the 1960s and 1970s made us wonder about the situation today and how the discussion among experimental archaeologists is formed. No full picture of the actual role of experimental archaeology in the Nordic area has been presented before. In this book a number of reserchers and experimenters elucidate the situation and suggest new experimental approaches for the future.
The vision is that this book will contribute to the initiation of a true unlimited experimental archaeology that is given a possibility to thrive in both academic institutions and archaeological open-air museums in local, regional, national and international contexts.