Welcome to the Laboratory for EXperimental Archaeology (LEXA)
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.