My Disabilities, My Archaeology

August 13, 2014


vox hiberionacum made a comment on my last post about dyslexia and archaeology that I think is interesting: ‘I wonder if there is some underlying cognitive issue at play. Always thought that the skills involved in dealing with such a condition make one particularly suited to seeing/finding patterns in material culture.’ Very similar to the idea […]

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Archaeology- the Dyslexic Profession or the Profession of Dyslexics

August 12, 2014


I don’t know why this is but Archaeology attracts an abnormally high number of people with Dyslexia. The 2005 survey that I mentioned in my last post found that 16% of Professional Archaeologists with disabilities had dyslexia. What is more striking is the number of archaeology students at University with dyslexia, 63%. That is of […]

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Professional Archaeology- Disability Friendly?

August 11, 2014


There are 11 million people with disabilities in the UK, that is roughly 17% of the population. Guess how many professional archaeologists have disabilities? Less than 2%, that is what The Profiling the Profession surveys have found (1.8% in 2012-13, 1.6% in 2007-08, .3% in 2002-03). A different survey in 2005, ‘Archaeology and Disability’, specifically looking at disabilities […]

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Archaeology, Wikipeida, Ethics, and Shawn & Zenobiewan being Amazing

August 10, 2014


This will be my 7th post in seven days on Wikipedia and Archaeology. Fatigued yet? I am going to switch topics but will come back to this work sometime in the future. Though, before I go I want to highlight two excellent pieces of work: Shouting into the Void Shawn, who blogs about connections between […]

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Archaeology, Wikipedia, and the Classroom

August 10, 2014


This week I have been posting on why archaeologists should embrace Wikipedia (see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), my experience with Wikiclub, and how you can get started editing Wikipedia. An obvious intersection between Wikipedia and Archaeology is the classroom. Luckily, I don’t need to reinvent the wheel as Robert Connolly has already […]

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How to Get Started on Wikipedia for #Archaeology

August 8, 2014


After banging on for the last few days about the need to engage with Wikipedia (see part 1, part 2, part 3) I would be remiss to not mention how people can get involved. Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime There are no requirements to edit Wikipedia- none. In fact, you don’t even need to be logged in […]

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Why Archaeology Should Embrace Wikipedia Part 3- It is the ONLY source.

August 7, 2014


Wikipedia is not a matter of where people get some of their information; it is a matter of where they ONLY get their information. If you are reading this you have unrestricted use of the Internet, or pretty close to it. Depending on your age you may not know any other world where you cannot […]

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