"Living history and experimental archaeology" in Tuscaloosa, AL

Residents of Tuscaloosa, Alabama got a taste of the Middle Ages recently at a demo sponsored by the Shire of Okeborne Keep, where they learned about combat, pottery and blacksmithing. Brian Reynolds of the Tuscaloosa News has the story. (video)

“We're re-enactors, in the sense that we're doing living history and experimental archaeology. If they made or did it or sang it or danced it or anything like that we want to know about and we try to recreate it,” said Kerry Kennedy, owner of Fire Horse Pottery, who offered a demonstration of pottery making.