An Essay on the Contribution of Experimental Methods to Archaeology Teaching Based on Metropolis Data
1Manisa Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü, Manisa/TÜRKİYE
2Ege Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü, İzmir/TÜRKİYE
3 Manisa Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü, Manisa/TÜRKİYE
Keywords: Metropolis, Experimental Archaeology, Weave, Olive Oil, Glass, Production.
This study aims to reconsider the domestic and industrial productions under the framework of experimental archaeology practices based on the finds which found during the archaeological excavations at Metropolis. In this context, olive oil and textile products known to have been produced for domestic/ domestic use in Metropolis, and glassware for industrial aims were tried to be reproduced in line with ancient methods and techniques. The experimental archaeology practices were not only theoretical but also experienced through an interactive workshop involving archaeology students between the ages of 20 and 25 who had no experience in the field. After the instruction and information given to the students about the experimental practices, the implementation stages were followed. At the end of the practices, it was aimed to understand better the living conditions of the people living in Metropolis in Antiquity, their daily occupations and the emergence stages of the materials they produced with the experiences gained by the students.