The goal of experimental studies in archaeology is not to suggest a single function for artefacts, but to create a chain of observable outcomes from known conditions that can be replicated and used as analogies for understanding archaeological problems (Coles 1997; Schiffer 1972; Odell 1981; Outram 2005, 2008; Bamforth & Bleed 1997; Dominguez-Rodrigo et al. 2009; Seetah 2008; van Gijn 2010; Wadley 2010a). These observations create critical interpretative frameworks and working hypotheses for researchers wishing to study technological aspects of human behaviour, artefact function and modification.
A growing interest in the field of experimental archaeology over the past 10 years has meant that we now have a burgeoning amount of data associated with this legitimate sub-discipline of archaeology. This site is dedicated to experimental archaeology and is meant as a resource to all who study it. The site, although new, will hopefully bring together diverse resources of all forms (papers, audio, visual, results etc) on the subject for easy and free access for researchers around the world. I hope that it will be of use to whomever visits this site.