Application of landscape survey techniques

December 21, 2016

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Wednesday- so more archaeology conference videos that I have filmed. Session Abstract: This session aims to address the question of why traditional and technical landscape investigation techniques of observation, measurement and analysis (survey) are not more regularly deployed – and deployed in a timely fashion – in British archaeology. This has implications within curatorial, commercial […]

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Public Archaeology Notes

December 19, 2016

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I wanted to share a pretty great newsletter relating to public archaeology with you – Public Archaeology Notes. ‘Public Archaeology Notes is a volunteer, collaborative effort by a consortium of individuals representing the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), the SAA’s Public Education Committee (PEC), the PEC’s Network of State Coordinators, the SAA’s Public Archaeology Interest Group […]

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Political Strategies for the EAA

December 16, 2016

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How do you change the world of archeology? Practice, practice, practice. To borrow from the punch line of the The Carnegie Hall joke. The European Association of Archaeologists is the pan-European society of professional archaeologists and over the decades they have been working hard to change archaeology. At their most recent conference in Vilnius, there was a session on what […]

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Archaeology in schools: promoting archaeology as a key learning tool within the national curricula

December 14, 2016

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Other than a few pockets of good examples, around the world archaeology is almost always absent from formal education until one makes it to University. History will be taught and archaeology gets a mention as part of that e.g. ‘archaeologists tell us blah, blah’ but actually archaeology is almost never taught. There was a session […]

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The archaeology of brewing

December 7, 2016

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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 […]

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

November 30, 2016

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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. […]

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

November 23, 2016

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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 […]

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