Lead by Dr. Barry Molloy at UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology, The Breaking the Mould project, explores traditions of bronze smithing in later Bronze Age Europe (ca.1500-800 BC).
By employing a range of methodologies including;
This project will bring together new and existing research into the craft traditions of bronze smiths using scientific, contextual, experimental and artefact biographical approaches.
Since September 2015 I have been Assisting Dr. Barry Molloy with;
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Barry is the lead researcher on the project. He has worked widely in archaeology throughout Europe and has held fellowships and visiting lectureships at the University of Cambridge, University College Dublin, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of Sheffield, and Masaryk University at Brno. His interests include experimental archaeology, metallurgy, and ancient combat and he directs excavations in Greece and Serbia.
Aidan is the project Principal Investigator. He is an Associate Professor in UCD School of Archaeology, where he was appointed as a College Lecturer in September 2000 and was promoted to his current position in 2014. Aidan has previously been Head of UCD School of Archaeology (2012/2013) and was an IRCHSS Senior Research Scholar in 2002-2003 and a UCD President’s Research Fellow in 2004-2005. He is a Member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (MIAI) and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA), London.
Project Advisory Panel includes Roger Doonan, Marianne Moedlinger, Mariusz Wisniewski, Sue Bridgford, Frank Lynam, Robert Sands and Brendan O’Neill
For more information see the Home Page; Breaking the Mould: Exploring Bronze Age Smithing Traditions
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