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‘Humming with crossfire – short on cover…’? Revisiting and reflecting on ‘environmental archaeology: meaning and purpose’

July 13, 2016

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Your weekly dose of archaeology videos from conferences, the last TAG session: Session Abstract:  It is now nearly a decade and a half since the publication of Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose (edited by Albarella 2001), itself based on a TAG session held at the University of Birmingham in 1998. One of the core concerns […]

Diversity of Ages. Mind the Gap– Where are the young people in archaeology?

June 29, 2016

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This Wednesday’s list of conference videos (almost done with TAG). Session abstract: The provision of archaeology for those under the age of 16 could be considered good. The change to the National Curriculum in 2013, increased the opportunities for children to learn about archaeology. In terms of provision at an extra-curricular level, there are numerous […]

The Elemental (Re)turn. The Archaeology of Elementary Philosophy and Humoral Principles

June 22, 2016

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Your Wednesday dose of archaeology conference videos. Again from the TAG conference- Session Abstract: This session encourages archaeologists to (re)engage with pre-Enlightenment doctrines— namely elemental and humoral theory—which, it will be argued, are more relevant for archaeological interpretation than much of current theoretical discourse. Its aims is to show how these ancient theoretical paradigms might […]

When You Are More Likely to Die of Cancer Than Become an Academic in Archaeology!

June 13, 2016

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‘When You are more Likely to Die of Cancer than Become an Academic: What is the Role of PhD students?’ is the title of a paper of mine that was published about two months ago. It is Open Access i.e. free to read and to reproduce and really to do what ever you want with […]

Anarchy and Archaeology workshop

April 19, 2016

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This may be of interest to some followers of this blog. There is a digital “unconference” component to the Anarchy and Archaeology workshop at the Amerind. Follow along and participate on twitter with #anarchaeology2016. Here is a poster with more information:  

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (UK Chapter) 2016

April 8, 2016

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At the beginning of March the UK chapter of CAA (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) held their annual conference in Leicester. It was a two day event and there were lots of great talks of which I filmed a couple:     Seeing things differently. The use of combined geochemical and geophysical prospection […]

To blog or not to blog… archaeology?

February 22, 2016

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8 months ago I asked you readers if you could help a research student out by taking a survey about archaeology blogs. Fleur has now published her research, ‘To blog or not to blog’, you can down load the full thesis here (FREE)- https://www.academia.edu/21685550/To_blog_or_not_to_blog. She also got it approved so congratulations Fluer. While she does […]