Our Site

The Ancient Technology Centre has six full sized reconstructions of ancient buildings.

Each of our buildings represent a different time period or vernacular style.


Our aim is to compare and contrast ancient building techniques and styles using the best and most complete archaelogical evidence.  The vast majority of our materials are harvested locally by us and our visiting groups.  Each project will employ traditional construction methods and sometimes require the use of structural

Our Buildings

Earthouse

Earthouse

The archaeological evidence for this building comes from three excavations on the Isle of Man in the 1960’s...

Viking Longhouse

Viking Longhouse

Our largest reconstruction to date has been the Viking Longhouse...

Neolithic Log Cabin

Neolithic Log Cabin

Although this building could be mistaken as a settler’s cabin from the American West...

Iron Age Roundhouse

Iron Age Roundhouse

This building represents a “typical” Iron Age dwelling dated to around 200 AD...

Roman Forge

Roman Forge

This building is a reconstruction based on evidence from urban Londinium...

Saxon Workshop

Anglo Saxon Workshop

This building is based on evidence for Sunken Feature Buildings (SFB) dated to the Saxon period...

Roman Water Lifting Machine

Roman Water Lifting Machine

The Museum Of London has kindly donated the famous Roman Water Lifting Machine reconstruction to us in 2011...