Lithic Raw Materials in Prehistory: Sourcing, Network Distribution and Use

January 27, 2017

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It has be a while since we have had videos from a EAA2016 session. Here is a session for all you lithics loving folks: Session Details Author – Bonsall, Clive, School of Edinburgh University, History, Classics, and Archaeology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Presenting author) Co-author(s) – Gurova, Maria, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy […]

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Top 50 Archaeology Blogs SCAM and Now with Anthropology too

January 26, 2017

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It is always good to have your ego stroked. Yesterday I got this email, “Hi Doug Team, My name is XXXXXX. I’m Founder of Feedspot. I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Doug’s Archaeology has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 50 Archaeology Blogs on the web.” Not only am I a top 50 […]

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Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference- Obon

January 25, 2017

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Last week I had a posted videos from Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference – Aberdeen. As mentioned, this year three community conferences were run- Aberdeen, Oban and Ayrshire. I filmed the Aberdeen and Oban ones and here are videos from the Oban conference: Oban Communities Trust https://youtu.be/XWaplm3n0xc Caroline Boswell & RhonaDougall ACFA Tiree Survey 2016 https://youtu.be/dCvxvcENZlU […]

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Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference- Aberdeen

January 20, 2017

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Every year in Scotland there is a conference that is a bit unique in archaeology, professionals are not allowed to give papers… for the most part. All the presentations are by community members on heritage projects. There is a Minute of Mayhem when anyone can present a brief review of their work in under a […]

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Past Forward: Celebrating Forty Years of Merseyside Archaeological Society

January 18, 2017

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In October we videod and edited the Past Forward conference. It covered Merseyside (Liverpool, England) and Northern England. Here are those videos but first here is a bit about the conference: Since the formation of the Society in 1976 much has changed in the state of knowledge of the archaeology of Merseyside. Using a combination […]

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 Urban || Rural 

January 13, 2017

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Another CHAT session, the my colleague Ben filmed for your viewing pleasure. Rurbanities: Recording Rural Urbanities  https://youtu.be/QVJ_5B1TYC4 Chiara Ronchini, Scotland’s Urban Past, Historic Environment Scotland. This paper will explore community‐led archaeology in transitional and interstitial spaces in urban areas –rurbanities(1). Terms with negative connotations, such as ‘residual’, ‘marginalised’ and ‘in‐between‐ the‐buildings’, are often used to define rurbanities, implying that these areas are uninspiring, left‐over spaces within the urban fabric. On the contrary, rurbanities are very fertile ground, and have been chosen for their heritage significance, reclaimed and re‐ interpreted by local communities who have a connection with these places. Within  the  framework  of  Scotland’s  Urban  Past  (SUP),  this  paper  will  illustrate  case  studies  of community groups, who are leading on projects discovering, recording and celebrating the heritage of rurbanities around Scotland’s towns and cities. Groups in Edinburgh, Livingston and Dundee are investigating the blueprint of urban areas, focusing on the heritage between the buildings to record and tell the story of the places – secret gardens, skateparks and re‐ruralised areas – that matter to them. In line with the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, the notion of urban areas as  a  living  organism  made  of  tangible  and  intangible  elements,  and  a  complex  […]

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Rural heritage and landscapes

January 9, 2017

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The CHAT (Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory) conference was held back in October and my colleague Ben Lewis filmed the conference. Here are some of those videos from the second session: Imaginaries of ruralness in the construction of tourist space at an industrial World Heritage Site https://youtu.be/TD1g_uQHxYg Coralie Acheson, Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham. […]

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