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Of national importance: recognising significance for planning

August 31, 2015


Videos from the CIfA conference in Cardiff: Organiser(s): Deborah Williams, Paul Jeffery and Carrie Cowan, Historic England The National Importance Programme has been set up by Historic England with ALGAO and DCMS to explore, via a series of pilot projects, how we might help Local Authority historic environment services to create a shared mechanism to […]

The Future Of Archaeology Has Been Shelved

August 27, 2015


A video recorded session from the CIfA conference: The Future Of Archaeology Has Been Shelved Organiser(s): Gail Boyle, Society for Museum Archaeology, Duncan Brown, CIfA Archaeological Archives Group, Sam Paul, CIfA Archaeological Archives Group and Roy Stephenson, Society of Museum Archaeology For some, the future of archaeology lies in the huge resource, those records and […]

Our past, its future: the built environment in a changing world

August 26, 2015


Another video recorded session from the CIfA conference: Our past, its future: the built environment in a changing world Organiser(s): Ed James, Beacon Planning Ltd and Cath Poucher, Historic England English Heritage’s NHPP 2011-2015 and Key Messages Report (2013) identify a suite of environmental and related threats to our built heritage. The obvious implications of […]

I, for One, Welcome Our New Archaeology Publishing Overlords

August 25, 2015


In June the Archaeology publishing world was rocked by a very significant event, but no one actually noticed it. What am I talking about? Taylor-Francis Group, itself part of a larger company, has bought out Maney. You can read the press release here. What does this mean and why should you care? What does this mean? First […]

Modelling large-scale human dispersals: data, pattern and process

August 24, 2015


A session video recorded from the CAA international conference: Archaeology has largely moved forward from the simplistic ‘dots-on-the-map’ and ‘arrows-on-the-map’ approaches when it comes to studying large-scale human movements. Current models regarding spatio-temporal distribution and migration of humans often highlight the complex nature of such phenomena and the limitations that any particular data type impose […]

Archaeology divorces Anthropology!!! But what about the kids?

August 20, 2015


Over the last few days I’ve seen this article ‘Why archaeology needs a divorce from anthropology’ pop up all over social media. The cliff notes version of the article is that the author believes it is time that Archaeology in North America stops being part of Anthropology*. I like this article and you should read […]

Demystifying ‘capacity building’

August 20, 2015


Here is another session video recorded from the CIfA conference: Organiser(s): Kenneth Aitchison, Landward research and Amanda Feather, Historic England Heritage 2020: building capacity through collaborative working Mike Heyworth, Director, CBA Heritage 2020 is a new initiative in England to agree areas for collaborative working to add value to existing activity and deliver shared priorities for […]