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My Chemical Romance: Keeping our Theoretical Heads in the Face of Seductive Methodological ‘Certainties’

February 21, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Over the past twenty years, archaeology has benefited from a raft of new and improved scientific dating methods, allowing us to be more precise than ever before about the dates of […]

Historical Foodscapes: Reconstructing Social, Political and Historical Dynamics Through Diet and Food Consumption

February 19, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Food is a crucial aspect of living, biologically it provides the energy and nutrients which enable the vital physical processes necessary for life, but there is much more to food than […]

Time and Temporality: Twenty Years on From Time, Material Culture and Being – Ways of Thinking About Narrative

February 14, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info A number of key publications in the 1990s addressed the theme of time in archaeology, including works by Tim Murray, Julian Thomas, and Tim Ingold. Specifically, the publication 20 years ago […]

Stuff and Nonsense? Theory and Medieval Material Culture

February 12, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Ten years ago, the Society for Medieval Archaeology sought to tackle the difficult relationship between Medieval archaeology and archaeological theory with a series of sessions at TAG in York and Southampton. […]

Dykes Through Time

February 7, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info In stark contrast to Roman archaeology and despite their magnitude, linear earthworks have been marginalised in investigations of the Early Middle Ages (c. AD 400–1100). For example, among the 52 chapters […]

Shamans Through Time

February 5, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Shamans are religious practitioners who occur across the globe. The word ‘shaman’ comes from the Tungus tribe in Siberia and it means spiritual healer or one who sees in the dark. […]

Why do Undergraduates Hate Archaeological Theory? Improving Student Experiences of Learning Theory

January 31, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info The QAA Benchmarking Statement for Archaeology states that ‘the vitality of theoretical debate within the subject is one of its intellectual attractions as an HE subject’. Yet, anecdotally, the ‘theory module’ […]