Browsing All posts tagged under »anthropology«

Computer tools for depicting shape and detail in 3D archaeological models

August 24, 2016


On every Wednesday I post videos of a session I have filmed at a conference. Session Abstract: Miguel Carrero-Pazos, Alia Vázquez-Martínez, Benito Vilas-Estévez, Miguel Busto-Zapico Archaeology has been long characterized by the interdisciplinarity and the transversality of their approaches and methodologies. In this context, we strongly believe that a proposal of a session that considers […]

Interpretations from digital sensations? Using the digital sensory turn to discover new things about the past

August 17, 2016


Every Wednesday I publish a conference session that I have videoed.  This weeks is from the CAA conference: Session Abstract Stuart Eve, Catriona Cooper We are at a turning point in development and thought about multi-sensorial engagement using digital mediation. From Oculus Rift VR googles or noise-reducing headphones through to vibrating-haptic simulating gloves, smell generators […]

What’s the largest professional archaeology organisation?

August 15, 2016


A while back there was a discussion on Facebook, BAJR group, about which organisation was the largest body representing professional archaeologists, spurned on by this statement from the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) regarding the results of the UK’s referendum to leave the EU (if it will actually happen is for another post) “CIfA is […]

The road not taken: Modelling approaches to transport on local and regional scales

August 10, 2016


Every Wednesday I post videos of papers given at archaeology conferences. This weeks session comes from the CAA conference. Session Abstract: Research on transport systems thus far has largely focussed on the documented and partly surviving road systems, ranging from the Roman imperial road systems known from the itineraries and the Peutinger Table to the road […]

Ethics of Accepting Student Volunteers

August 8, 2016


Today, well now Yesterday but when I wrote this it was Sunday and then I scheduled it to post for 10:30 on Monday, but I am digressing. Today/Yesterday, I had a conversation on Twitter with Dr Donna Yates, who you will know from such blogs as Anonymous Swiss Collector and Stolen Gods and her Culture Crime […]

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

July 13, 2016


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


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 […]