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Linked pasts: Connecting islands of content

July 20, 2016

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Weekly video extravaganza of archaeology conference videos. This week I have something new for you – CAA conference. Session Abstract: While ever more archaeological and historical content is available online, direct connectivity between independent resources remains comparatively rare. Semantic Web and Linked Data approaches are just some of the possible mechanisms which can facilitate interconnections […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Rethinking the Archaeological Map

June 8, 2016

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This week’s archaeology conference videos, again from TAG, are… map related: From the very beginning of archaeological practice, maps (and plans) have been one of the discipline’s most fundamental tools. The number, variety and prominence of maps in archaeology have been increasing further since the beginning of the 1990s due to the availability of a […]

Blurring the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Archaeology

June 1, 2016

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Your Wednesday archaeology conference videos! Again, from the TAG conference. Archaeology is well known for the vast scope of its study and the range of theories and practices it employs, often borrowed and adapted from other disciplines. However, in spite of this intellectual diversity, and an increasing amount of inter-disciplinary research, archaeological conferences often feature […]

Tyrannical Tales? Fiction as Archaeological Method

May 25, 2016

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Your Wednesday conference videos: A session at the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) in March 2015 brought together a group of archaeologists and novelists (and archaeologist-novelists) to debate the value of historical fiction as an archaeological technique. The result was a lively discussion that left the participants (both speakers and audience) convinced that there was […]

Advances in Prehistoric Art

May 18, 2016

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TAG videos: The overarching aim of the session is to bring together researchers of art in prehistoric archaeology, from any period, or using theories and methods that could be applied to prehistoric art, whether with a technical or theoretical focus, from within the discipline or beyond, to facilitate the sharing of recent research, thoughts, techniques, […]