Browsing All posts tagged under »Archeology«

Political agendas and sponsorship in archaeology

April 14, 2016

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Another session that we videoed at TAG. Session Abstract: Research Question: What constitutes an appropriate and positive political engagement in archaeology? As archaeological research moved beyond a leisure activity for the upper class, the discipline became dependent on external funding. Simultaneously, external political and legal developments expanded the remit of archaeology from generating narratives about […]

Space the Final (Archaeological) Frontier

April 13, 2016

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From the TAG conference, a session that we videoed as part of the crowdfunding campaign– Session Abstract: Settlement archaeology is the study of lived space, however, while archaeologists have given great thought to the temporal aspects of past life, they have under theorised the spatial. Space is typically presented as fixed, passive, a container or […]

‘this house believes that archaeological resources are not finite, and are renewable’

April 11, 2016

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Sarah May, of Heritage for Transformation, had the idea to have a full debate, following debate rules, at TAG in Bradford. If you remember last year I did a crowdfunding campaign to video TAG. Well some of those videos are done including the debate. It was very interesting to see people’s thoughts on if archaeological […]

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 […]

What do we, archaeologists, see as our grand challenges

February 1, 2016

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What are the great challenges of archaeology? At the beginning of the month I sent out a call to see what my fellow archaeobloggers though were the ‘Grand Challenges’ of their archaeology in a blogging carnival. The responses have been amazing or ‘grand’ as Susan at ‘Don’t forget you shovel’ interpreted the phrase into the […]

The Grand Challenges for Archaeology: A Blogging Carnival

January 1, 2016

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Its been over two years since I launched the Blogging Archaeology Blog Carnival. I think that is too long to go without a gathering of the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere so for the new year I am going to run a short blog carnival. If are wondering ‘what’s a blog carnival?’- it is when a host blog […]

Cards Against Archaeology

December 12, 2015

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This last week we made buzzword bingo cards for Archaeology conferences. They are bingo cards filled with those phrases that are so over used at conferences that they are cliche. When I was crowdsourcing the cliches words a suggestion was made that it be turned into a Cards Against Humanity style game. If you are […]