Tag Archives: Experimental Archaeology

Pilgrim badge casting demo rescheduled for 2018 Congress

Those of you that were at Kalamazoo 2017 may remember that the pilgrim badge casting demonstration by Darrel Markewitz that was partly sponsored by AVISTA had to be cancelled when he was denied entry into the US by the border guards.  Sadly, he will be unable to join us again this next year (and maybe Continue Reading

Local media coverage of the iron smelting

Iron bloom being consolidated

The Kalamazoo Gazette set a reporter to the iron smelting demo on Saturday and a number of media reports resulted: “Medieval smelting demonstration at WMU brings the heat, despite wind and rain“ Iron Smelting Demonstration (photos) Gallery: Iron Smelting Demonstration We had a great turnout of over 100 people, despite the cold front and squall Continue Reading