Thursday Throwdown- Archaeology Blogs to Read III

Posted on April 26, 2012

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This is the third of what should become a weekly look at great Archaeology blogs. You can see last weeks here and a full list of great archaeology blogs here.

After you take a look leave a comment letting me know which ones you found interesting, great, that you liked, etc. OR fill out the poll at the bottom AND nominate a blog not already on the list, that is relatively related to archaeology, for next weeks highlight. There are lots of great blogs out there and it would be great to be able to highlight the good work people are doing.

Are first blog comes from Elizabeth who nominated it last week, thanks Elizabeth :

Aardvarchaeology-   http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/

Run by Dr. Martin Rundkvist a Swedish archaeologist affiliated with the University of Chester.

“When I started, there were very few bloggers in my profession (cultural heritage, archaeology) in Sweden. Martin Rundkvist’s blog was (and is) a model of mine, through its blend of personality, daily life, science and sometimes funny craziness. A blog that reflects a life more than just a profession.”
Lars Lundqvist, Arkland

Some Digital Archaeology Blogs:

Digital Digging- http://digitaldigging.net/

Digital Digging was created in early 2008 by Henry Rothwell. It was designed to be a platform for displaying the results of blending archaeology with emerging web technologies. It was also done out of a sense of disappointment that (at the time) there wasn’t a great deal of reliable archaeological material available on the web.

Digital Dirt Virtual Pasts- http://digitaldirtvirtualpasts.wordpress.com/

“Just to give an idea of why this blog came about I’ll give you the brief run down of what I’m trying to achieve over the next few years.  Through my PhD research I want to investigate how the creative processes involved in the production of archaeological visualizations engage with and develop the interpretive process.

Through a series of case-studies from the Scottish Ten project I hope to provide in-depth and critical narratives of the reconstruction process throughout the stages of data collection in the field, creation of the 3D models and consumption of the resulting visualizations by various audiences. With the aim of understanding how this process of visualisation and the creation of subjective narratives influences the integrity of the captured record, the control of experience and the ways we model uncertainty.”

For some great Archaeology Photograph Blogs:

Adam Stanford Photography- http://www.adamstanfordphotography.co.uk/

“Adam Stanford is a world renowned photographer whose work has been featured by National Geographic magazine, Current Archaeology and British Archaeology magazines. He has 10 years experience as a professional archaeologist, during which he has taken many photographs from a unique perspective, using his Aerial-Cam rig.”

TopoFly- http://topofly.blogspot.co.uk/

In a word Amazing. You have to check out the photos.