the Dark Ages Re-creation Company

DARC seeks to create an environment that stresses historic re-creation of the Viking Age through the use of strict interpretation at a 'role playing' level and authenticity guidelines regulated by peer review. The primary activity of our events is centred on the 'camp', and as such we stress reproducing lifestyle and artifact use. The Company intends to provide a resource of skilled and experienced historic interpreters and physical demonstrators to museums and educational programs.

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DARC was the only Canadian group selected to take part in the 'Norstead' event as visiting Interpreters.
This was the special historic event in 2000 to mark the 1000 year anniversary of the Norse landing at L'Anse aux Meadows Newfoundland.


DARC was involved in work on the travelling exhibit 'FULL CIRCLE - First Contact' at the Woodstock Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Cranbrook Museum of Science. Members were involved in physically installing the exhibit; lending reproductions as an addition to the main display, education program and promotional displays; providing workshop teachers and lecturers; and of course working as costumed interpreters for special events.

Since 2000, DARC has continued to mount high quality 'daily life' styled presentations, primarily for museums, universities and other educational institutions, often in conjunction with major exhibitions. DARC has been featured at a number of longer duration special events for Parks Canada at L'Anse aux Meadows NHSC. Most members are skilled artisans, undergoing primary research in areas of experimental archaeology, backed up with papers and demonstrations at academic conferences. Past group presentations have been mounted in Ontario, Newfoundland, the USA, and as individuals, in the UK and Scandinavia.

In conjunction with FULL CIRCLE, a mall display was prepared that featured images of the members of DARK taken at L'Anse aux Meadows and Norstead. Go on for a version of this text:


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Text and images , Darrell Markewitz