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The archaeology of brewing

December 7, 2016


Archaeology and beer well that’s a match you don’t see too often (sarcasm). This is actually a session on the archaeology of brewing, not archaeologists brewing, though it does involve that too. It was a pretty great session we video recorded from the CIfA conference, for your enjoyment. Session Abstract: We will be exploring the […]

Archaeology within the context of criminal justice: from forensics to heritage crime

November 30, 2016


Two videos from a session at the CIfA conference for the weekly video post. Session Abstract: Although the contexts differ between archaeology and crime scene work, the methods applied in both are similar. Features are registered, finds are collected and analysed, a chronology of events is established, human interactions are reconstructed and reports are written. […]

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose? How can we learn from our mistakes?

November 23, 2016


Another week, another post of videos from conferences. Still from the 2016 CIfA conference. SESSION ABSTRACT The latest Archaeological Market survey1 undertaken by Landward Research Ltd on behalf of CIfA, FAME and Historic England reported an average increase in turnover for archaeological practices of 15% in 2014-15. Coupled with a significant increase in the size […]

Adopting Archaeology

November 16, 2016


If you have been following this blog then you will know it is Wednesday and so conference video time. This is a session I, with the help of some great volunteers, recorded at the CIfA conference. SESSION ABSTRACT This session will critically examine the sustainability and impact of community-led archaeological stewardship, and encourage discussion of […]

Experimental Archaeology: Techniques and Technologies

November 11, 2016


Archaeology, one part art and one part science, add and stir until you have a reasonable idea of what was happening in the past. One of my favourite techniques for doing this is experimental archaeology- the art of using science to determine how people did things. This is a session we filmed at EAA for […]

Across the Atlantic: professionalism in archaeology over here and over there

November 9, 2016


A new trend in archaeology conferences is to run the say session in different conferences/countries or to have organisations run sessions in other organisations. I whole hearty approve of such innovation.  As it is Wednesday, so conference video time, I though I would share one of these cross-country sessions from the CIfA conference. SESSION ABSTRACT […]

Archaeology, education and young people

November 4, 2016


Children and retired people are the bread and butter of public engagement. So it is not surprising to have seen a session at the CIfA conference on the topic but what was interesting to see was a session that moved into the realm of social issues with children. There are lots of kids based projects […]