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    April 2018

    let there be light!

    14 April, 2018 - 15 April, 2018

    Especially during the "darker months" of the year, for the mass at night or in the scriptorium of a medieval monastery, artifical light was indispensable. How did the monk Reginbert light his table when he drew the "plan of St.Gall" 1200 years ago? Ralf Doms has specialized on historic methods…

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    bellfounding

    28 April, 2018

    The casting of a Carolingian bell is one of the most exiting experiments we have so far undertaken, this is in fact the third and hopefully final attempt. Archaeometallurgist Dr.Bastian Asmus will be on our site for the preparation already some days in advance. He will build a kiln from…

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    June 2018

    bees

    17 June, 2018 um 10:00 - 18:00

    Wax and honey were precious goods in the Middle Ages! Peasants had to deliver them as part of their feudal duties, but monasteries also had their own hives to ensure a permanent supply! On this day, our bees are getting the attention they deserve... in our daily routine on the…

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    July 2018

    what bones can tell

    7 July, 2018 um 10:00 - 8 July, 2018 um 18:00

    How old did people get in the Middle Ages? What did they die from? What remedies did they know? And how can you tell from a bone? These and other questions will be answered this weekend by the two anthropologists Isabelle Jasch and Antje Langer. They will bring unique specimens…

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    September 2018

    iron smelting

    15 September, 2018 um 10:00 - 16 September, 2018 um 18:00
    Campus Galli, Hackenberg 92
    88605, MeßkirchDeutschland
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    Iron ore is relatively abundant in our area, and it has been used for at least 2500 years! Even on our site itself are a few ancient quarries... for this reason we want to demonstrate the early medieval technique of iron smelting in a bloomery furnace. The iron "bloom" is…

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    May 2019

    spoon carver

    11 May, 2019 - 12 May, 2019
    Campus Galli, Hackenberg 92
    88605, MeßkirchDeutschland
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    A spoon was a personal belonging, everyone carried and brought his own during the Middle Ages. Thomas and Sieglinde Dobrowitz are known as the "The spoon carver and his woman". They have a broad historical knowledge on this specific topic and lots of experience as craftspeople. Their spoons are made…

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    June 2019

    Pit firing and Experiment on cooking pots

    20 June, 2019 - 21 June, 2019

    Again, we will be firing pottery in the potter’s workshop. This time we will fire our pots using pit firing which was a common practice in early medieval times and earlier periods,. On Thursday, 20th of June, the pots will be dried next to the fire and they will then be…

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