Archaeology Days

Archaeology Days

Days of live archaeology in KernaveDays of live archaeology in Kernavė
X International Festival of Experimental Archaeology is dedicated to commemorate the King Mindaugas’ coronation day – Day of the Statehood. During the event visitors may become acquainted with re-created crafts and lifestyle of prehistoric period and the Early Middle Ages. Visitors will have a chance to chop off piece of flint, to throw and to burn out a clay pot, to mint a coin, to shoot from a bow. Visitors will have a possibility to enjoy an impressive natural and historical environment, to listen to archaic music, to taste some ancient Lithuanian dishes.


Programme

5 July (Saturday) 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.

10.45 Parade of participants of the festival.
10.55 Opening of the event.
11.00 - 19.00 DEMONSTRATION OF THE CRAFTS:
11.40 Archaic music concert. Folk-rock band “Atalyja”.
11.30 - 12.30 Presentation of XIII-XIV c. Kernavė town history.
11.30 - 13.00 Archaic games and contests, music.
12.30 - 13.30 Children competitions: best glued pot, archery, spinning.
12.40 Presentation of making up the fire, music and rituals.
13.00 Presentation of reconstructed medieval Kernavė’s woman costume.
13.30 Presentation of archaic musical instruments. 
13.45 Presentation of medieval court of justice and punishments.
14.00 Medieval fights.
15.30 - 16.30 Presentation of XIII-XIV c. Kernavė town history.
15.00 Archaic music concert. Ensemble “Trys keturiose”, folklore ensemble of Šiauliai University “Vaiguva”.
15.30 - 16.30 Children competitions: best glued pot, archery, spinning.
                      Archaic games and contests, music.
15.30 Presentation of hunters lifestyle.
16.00 Presentation of bronze articles casting.
16.30 Presentation of silver articles casting.
17.00 Medieval fights.
17.30 - 19.00 Archaic music concert. Folk-rock band “Atalyja”, folklore ensemble of Šiauliai University “Vaiguva” 
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6 July (Sunday) 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.

10.45 Celebration of the Day of the Statehood (at the monument “Geležinis vilkas”). 
11.00 - 19.00 DEMONSTRATION OF THE CRAFTS:
11.00-12.30 Presentation of XIII-XIV c. Kernavė town history.
11.30 – 12.30 Archaic games and contests, music.
11.40 Presentation of making up the fire, music and rituals.
12.20 Presentation of archaic musical instruments.
12.30 Presentation of reconstructed medieval Kernavė’s woman costume.
12.30 - 13.30 Children competitions: best glued pot, archery, spinning.
                      Archaic games and contests.
12.40 Presentation of iron smelting and medieval smithery.
13.00 Presentation of sponsors.
          Archaic music concert. Ensemble “VISI”, Todar Kaškurievič’ old music group. 
13.45 Presentation of medieval court of justice and punishments.
14.00 Medieval fights.
14.50 Presentation of bronze articles casting.
15.30 - 16.30 Presentation of XIII-XIV c. Kernavė town history.
15.00 Archaic music concert. Ensemble “Stary Olsa”.
15.30 - 19.00 Archaic games and contests, music.
15.40 Presentation of the medieval stained-glass production.
16.00 Presentation of silver articles casting.
16.20 Presentation of plastic pottery annealing.
16.40 Medieval fights.
18.00 Presentation of medieval thrown pottery production and annealing.
18.00 - 19.00 Archaic music concert. Ensemble “Stary Olsa”.


7 July (Monday) 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.

11.00 - 19.00 DEMONSTRATION OF THE CRAFTS:
11.30 - 12.30 Presentation of XIII-XIV c. Kernavė town history.
11.00 - 14.00 Archaic games and contests, music.
11.30 Presentation of making up the fire, music and rituals.
12.00 Archaic music concert. Rugiaveidė and folklore group “Sedula”.
13.00 Presentation of reconstructed medieval Kernavė’s woman costume.
13.10 Children competitions: best glued pot, archery, spinning.
13.15 Presentation of silver articles casting.
14.30 Medieval fights.
14.40 Presentation of tin casting.
15.00 Presentation of medieval court of justice and punishments.
16.00 Archaic music concert. Ensemble “Stary Olsa”.
15.30 Presentation of plastic pottery annealing.
16.30 Presentation of the iron smelting out of bog ore, pulling down the smelting furnace.
17.00 Medieval fights.
17.30 Presentation of medieval thrown pottery production and annealing.
18.00 Thank-you speech of the organizers of the event.
Archaic music concert. Rugiaveidė and folklore group “Sedula”.

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