Why reproduce artifacts? First, because the originals found in archaeological sites or preserved in museums are fragile, damaged or incomplete. Also, because production techniques and methods of use can't be fully understood without experimentation. Also, because handling objects is an essential part of education and knowledge sharing. Finally, because it makes artifacts accessible to all which contributes to limiting the purchase of real artifacts often of dubious provenance.
Our work is based on archaeological and ethnographic research to produce objects that are scientifically documented, tested by experimentation and respectful of traditions. Each object is made by hand with traditional techniques and natural materials such as wood, bark, bone, antler, leather and stone as well as some recycled materials like steel. Most of our reproductions are made following a complete process from the raw materials to the finished object.
Our reproductions are functional creations based on knowledge acquired through experimental archaeology. We search museum collections and available documents to reproduce the typical characteristics of each artifact within the limits of observable variability. We can also reproduce specific artifacts based on information provided by our clients.
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