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91 Stories of Archaeology

April 14, 2018


Reading this first sentence is easy, it is making it to the next sentence and then the next and the next, until the end that will be the challenge. For some, the words will be too raw, too real, too personal, too disturbing – don’t read. For everyone else, all I can say is that […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference

November 14, 2013


I have updated these videos for Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference. I had originally posted this on November 14th, 2013 but has since gotten better software and more experience.  So I digitally remastered the videos (makes me sound like a movie studio). It should be a more enjoyable viewing experience. As part of the conference there was […]

Blogging Archaeology

November 5, 2013


This is the page the launched the 2013-2014 Blogging Archaeology Blog Carnival. Don’t know what it is? Read on. The event is over and has accumulated in a wonderful book:   It is Open Access i.e. FREE to Read. You can download it here: Blogging Archaeology. It is a great resource to learn about blogging […]

“He hated to leave while the party was still going on.”

September 30, 2013


‘He hated to leave while the party was still going on’ is what Kent V. Flannery would have put on his tombstone. That line is from his ‘On the Resilience of Anthropological Archaeology’ paper. It includes such other gems as, ‘It’s Trotsky’s birthday, dickhead’ and ‘Three archaeologists on the Michigan faculty—Bob Whallon, Henry Wright, and […]

#askacurator- not pulling any punches

September 27, 2013


Apologies for the late post on this, I have been very busy. About a week ago was ask a curator day on twitter. This is were anyone could ask questions about museums and a range museum via their twitter accounts would respond. An amazing idea and it is well worth replicating in archaeology. If you […]

The Sexist Trowel

September 8, 2013


Sometimes you see things that just make you think ‘you have got to be kidding me’. In this case it was the ‘women’s trowel by archtools’ (not posting a link because they don’t deserve the link juice to boost their stores google search rank). @DrKillgrove posted a response to this last week in her great […]

What Might Be Cut in English Heritages’ £121m Loss of Funding

June 27, 2013


Yesterday it was announced that English Heritage was getting the ax and the government was cutting all funding. This was put with a slightly nicer spin of look at the good bye money we are sending. The press release is pretty bad but it does state that, ‘Under current plans, the new charity will be […]