The Association Sippe Ulfson is apolitical, non-partisan, secular and non-profit, in this there is no room for political and world-view ideologies; our concerns are to overcome false preconceptions of the Germanic, Celtic and Celtiberian people and present a realistic representation of their bygone cultures.
What we do
The aim of our Institute is to to portray a colourful and state-of-the-art picture of the Germanic and Celtic people to the general public.
Therefore every member of the Institute embodies a certain fictitious “life picture” of his own choosing and aligns his reconstructed gear with the impersonated role and the chosen historical background.
At each event we participate, we try to give an interactive and complete view of the populations we have reconstructed and we believe this is vital to involve the public as directly as possible.
To do this, our Association uses four types of work:
• Arrangement and management of museum spaces, to optimize the union between museum repertoire and reconstruction to the disposal of the public;
• Arrangement of historical camps during events of historical reenactment with various educational lessons available to the public, as well as participation in the representations of battles;
• Living History: Accurate and faithful reconstruction of characters, environments and objects, in museum contexts or events, to better involve the public;
• Experimental Archeology: Reconstruction and use of historical objects according to traditions and old tools to better understand its use and difficulty creating.
All of these languages are used, often together, to provide the public with a more complete experience in the study of History.
The group’s primary objective is to allow the public to interact as much as possible with the environment and with the reenactors, in order to create an engaging experience that is able to convey the idea that the story can be lived.
For this purpose, prepared people are always present at the camp, who will provide explanations as detailed as possible and, above all, guide visitors by allowing them to examine, experiment, touch and try firsthand the furnishings and armaments that the members of the group have reconstructed, receiving also full explanations to their doubts and questions.
Among the various aspects of Celtic, Germanic and Celtiberian life and culture on which the reconstruction and teaching of Sippe Ulfson focus are:
The historical camp is completely open to the public, who have the opportunity to enter and visit the various areas at any time of the day, with the guidance of expert reenactors. The latter will illustrate the different aspects of Celtic, Germanic or Celtiberian life and culture that have been reconstructed and will be available to answer any questions or insights requested by visitors.
The Sippe Ulfson’s historical camp represents a nomadic camp of the Iron Age
The camp is divided into various parts:
Military area, where you can see, touch and try weapons and armours of Celtic, Germanic and Celtiberian warriors, where you can see warriors occupied in upkeeping them or training.
Handcraft area, where craftman are working on leather, wood, wool with historical tools, recreated throught archeological findings.
Kitchen area, where you can see our women and men cooking historical food, using only ingredients from Iron Age and a little gazebo under which there are table for eating.
Rest area, where you can see tents in which we sleep and rest, completely prepared for being used.
The Institut of Experimental Archeology Sippe Ulfson offers to pubblic demonstrations, teaching and combat stages.
The teachings consist in a theorical introduction for the pubblic, assisted by a practical demonstration of weapons and armours and the different types of warriors inside the celtic, germanic and celtiberian society.
Demonstrations and combat stages allow public to see and learn tactics and different combat style during duel and/or battles.
All weapons and armours as well as tactics and combat styles are the result of accurate studies on archeological findings and historical sources.
The Institut of Experimental Archeology Sippe Ulfson offers to pubblic a teaching about wool working.
Starting from just sheared wool, our women will show youm with historical tools, how wool was worked during Iron Age: wool combing, spinning, card weaving and loom weaving.
The Institute of Experimental Archeology Sippe Ulfson offers to pubblic and teaching about Iron Age games .
Which games are we talking about?
The most popular games were dices or knucklebones, filetto, latruncoli and ludus duocedim scriptorum.
In our camp, pubblic can learn rules of these games and they can also challenge our men and women.
The Institute of Experimental Archeology Sippe Ulfson offers to public a teaching about Iron Age slavery.
Through the study on ancient sources about slavery among the Celts and crossing them with those about slavery among coeval populations, our Insitute will show you a cross section of gallic society and we will show you who were slaves, how they lived and how they were treated.
The Institute of Experimental Archeology Sippe Ulfson offers to pubblic a teaching about Iron Age woodworking.
Ceramic artifacts have an important role in archaeology for understanding the culture, technology and behavior of peoples of the past. They are among the most common artifacts to be found at an archaeological site, generally in the form of small fragments of broken pottery. Clay has been one of the most used materials for creating objects since manking walked on Earth: weapons, tools, furniture, houses and much more.
In our camp, pubblic can see our craftmen who, with tools reconstructed from archeological findings, create object made of clay, with differente techniques such as: hand working, wheel working and coil method.