At LEXA, we develop controlled scientific experiments to generate and test archaeological hypotheses.

Our experiments are performed in open-air and laboratory conditions. Both approaches are intended to produce, increase, and enrich reference collections for comparative studies. All experiments are supplemented by a detailed report on the experiment protocol, following crucial aspects such as variable control, reproducibility, and replicability.

Our main areas of expertise are

  • lithic and bone technology,
  • use-wear analysis,
  • raw materials performance,
  • Taphonomy and post-depositional alterations,

use/impact of fire across several archaeological contexts and materials.