Experimental Archaeology and Actualistic Studies

This line of research is focused in actualistic studies that today are fundamental tools for understanding the processes that configured archaeological sites. At the CENIEH, this line of work is being tackled from two principal angles: Experimental Archaeology and Neotaphonomy.

The aim of the Experimental Archaeology is to understand human activities by reproducing archaeological objects and their different phases of manufacture, as well as subsequent analysis of the actions and resulting elements. On the other hand Neotaphonomy endeavors to understand, fundamentally drawing on observations of nature and experimental reproductions, the different agents that contributed to these processes.