Browsing All posts tagged under »Archeology«

‘In the Mix’: Recalibrating Music, Heritage and Place

April 29, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference, but this time – 2018’s: Session Info Musicians create works to reflect on and document place, landscape and identity (think Sibelius, DJ Kool Herc, The Watersons). Place-makers, designers and architects recognise and draw […]

Practising Creativity: Experimentation, Mistakes and Successes in Art-Archaeology

April 10, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference, but this time – 2018’s: Session Info Archaeological materials, recording techniques and methods have influenced diverse work by artists across a range of media, and archaeology has been, practically and theoretically, equally influenced […]

Time and the Maritime: The Temporality of Coastal Zones

March 25, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Coastal regions are dynamic spaces and people’s interactions with these areas have played a large role in shaping societies, cultures, and technologies (Cordell 1989; Fitzpatrick et al 2015; Rainbird 2007), as […]

Global Perspectives on British Archaeology

March 20, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info With the exception of a small number of world-renowned examples (Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall), the majority of British archaeological sites receive very little attention on the global stage. Occasionally some achieve momentary […]

Periodization, Time and Fault Lines: The Fifth Century AD

March 18, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Most archaeologists and historians would agree that the fifth century AD is a fundamental time in the history of Britain and Western Europe. It marks the break between Classical Antiquity and […]

Walking the Archaeological Walk: Walking and Thinking in Archaeology

March 13, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info The movement of walking is itself a way of knowing’ – Ingold and Vergunst 2016: 5 Much of archaeological practice takes place on the move. We fieldwalk and survey on the […]

The Past in the Past: Investigating the Significance of the Deposition of Earlier Objects in Later Contexts

March 11, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Prehistoric and later societies’ perception of the past has received increasing attention over recent years. One practice that has received relatively little attention, however, is the association of already ‘old’ objects […]

Parsing Posthumanism

March 6, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Posthumanism encompasses a variegated array of theories and critiques from the humanities and social sciences. From new materialisms to object oriented ontology and from symmetrical archaeologies to the new animist approaches, […]

Theorizing Visualisation: From Molecules to Landscapes

March 4, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Visual representations have been seminal to the generation of archaeological knowledge since the birth of archaeology. Nowadays archaeologists of all branches and theoretical orientations deploy, on a regular basis a wide […]

Futures of the Past: Everyday Landscapes and the Archaeology of Anticipation

February 28, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info The aim of this session is to explore how people in past societies manipulated temporality in the landscapes that they created by asking how we can understand anticipatory actions. Studies that […]

A Look Forward at the Study of the Mind in the Past

February 26, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info The views and approaches for conducting mind-related research in archaeology have gone through a number of transformations over the past few decades – enough to give us pause to see that […]

My Chemical Romance: Keeping our Theoretical Heads in the Face of Seductive Methodological ‘Certainties’

February 21, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Over the past twenty years, archaeology has benefited from a raft of new and improved scientific dating methods, allowing us to be more precise than ever before about the dates of […]

Dykes Through Time

February 7, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info In stark contrast to Roman archaeology and despite their magnitude, linear earthworks have been marginalised in investigations of the Early Middle Ages (c. AD 400–1100). For example, among the 52 chapters […]

Shamans Through Time

February 5, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Shamans are religious practitioners who occur across the globe. The word ‘shaman’ comes from the Tungus tribe in Siberia and it means spiritual healer or one who sees in the dark. […]

Why do Undergraduates Hate Archaeological Theory? Improving Student Experiences of Learning Theory

January 31, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info The QAA Benchmarking Statement for Archaeology states that ‘the vitality of theoretical debate within the subject is one of its intellectual attractions as an HE subject’. Yet, anecdotally, the ‘theory module’ […]

Parallel Worlds: Studies in Comparative European Archaeologies

January 29, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info All too often we as archaeologists are solely engaged with the study of particular periods of the past or particular places. Our work is, perhaps necessarily, rooted within specific intellectual frameworks […]

(S-ite)rations: Memory, Forgetting and the Temporal Architecture of Place

January 24, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Place is constructed through located practice; through ongoing engagement, it is in a constant state of becoming. Place presents and draws together multiple temporalities, allowing the emergence of conceptions, articulations and […]

Saving Time: Conservation as a Means for Preserving and Advancing Archaeological Context

January 22, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This is another one from the TAG conference: Session Info Modern conservation practices and analytical techniques offer an array of information for building archaeological understanding and interpretation. Conservation can be an integral part of archaeological practice, creating informed strategies for proactive […]

Failure is Not Fatal

January 17, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This one is from the TAG conference: Session Info ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’ – Winston Churchill Human success, rather than human failure, has been valorized in our understanding of […]

How to See Time: A Visual Culture Perspective

January 15, 2020

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This part of my series of posts on conference presentations I have filmed. This one is from the TAG conference: Session info Time exerts a powerful influence on visual culture. Whether a whole landscape shaped by human agency, architecture, portable objects, or artwork, all visual media have a temporal context to which they belong, and […]

Unstuck in Time – Science Fiction, Speculative Futures and Archaeological Imaginings

January 10, 2020

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This is part of my series of posts on presentations I have filmed at conferences. This session comes from the TAG conference: Session info Science fiction and archaeology are a classic combination in popular culture – long before Indiana Jones’ Nazi foes unleashed the forces within the Ark of the Covenant there were dire consequences […]

Animal Timekeeping: From March Hares to Donkey’s Years

January 8, 2020

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This is part of my series of videos on archaeological presentations at conferences – usually ones I have filmed. Today is an interesting session from the TAG conference Session Info: Animal time infiltrates many areas of modern life, from being awoken by a dawn chorus of birds, to mourning the shorter lifespans of many of […]

Materiality of Time: Phenomenology and its Place in Archaeology

January 3, 2020

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Every Friday and Wednesday I publish an post on conference presentations I have videoed. Today’s is from the TAG conference: Session Info: In the past two decades, phenomenology has enjoyed its use within archaeological theory. This vein of inquiry saw its most fruitful deployment within the archaeology of Neolithic Britain during the mid to late […]

Time and Transitions: The Hybridization Threshold

January 1, 2020

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Happy new year. Here is a session we filmed at TAG that you might enjoy: Session Info Periods of transition are recognizable archaeologically for their jarring nature. These periods offer unique insights into conceptions of culture and community as individual and group identities respond and adapt. Particularly interesting are those transitions that occur through contact […]

Representation and Conflict: Reconciling the Philosophy and Practice of Heritage Values

December 27, 2019

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This is a session we filmed at the TAG conference a few years ago. I hope you enjoy the videos. Session Details Values associated with heritage are multiple at any given moment. This challenge for heritage professions is made a moving target as values also change over time. Critical heritage discourse has long debated the […]

Histories for Prehistory: Narrative, Scale and the Particular

December 25, 2019

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Merry Christmas. My gift to you is another session from the TAG conference that we videoed: Session Info Formal chronological modelling of radiocarbon dates in a Bayesian statistical framework has produced a series of much more precise chronologies for prehistory, as seen for instance in Gathering Time, the ERC-funded The Times of Their Lives (2012–17), […]

Wibbly, Wobbly, Timey, Wimey… Stuff

December 13, 2019

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A nice wee session we filmed at tag. Enjoy the videos of the presentations: Session Info Computer games, computer science, TV and films, and virtual reality have an interesting and complex relationship with archaeology and conservation. Questions on ethics, capitalism, consumption, interactions with artefacts and heritage, and presentation of the past all arise from this […]

Archaeology in Poetry, Poetry in Archaeology

December 11, 2019

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Time, and particularly the problem of the recoverability of the past in the present, has been a major theme in poetry, at least since the emergence of romanticism. In Four Quartets, T.S Eliot explores the possibility of seeing ‘time past’ through the experience of particular places. George Seferis’s The King of Asine focuses more concretely […]

The Archaeology of Forgetting

December 6, 2019

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I am quite behind on getting videos out. This session is from TAG… 2017. Slowly, working my way through backlog but it is still an excellent and timely session: Session info: As time passes, we forget. In the ongoing conversation about memory and archaeology, this session frames forgetting as a productive and selective process. The […]

Foreshore Forum 2018 – Part 1

November 29, 2019

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One of the conferences I really like to attend is the Foreshore forum because I know very little about archaeology along the Thames and for the community archaeology aspect. Here are the videos we made of last year’s conference. Welcome and year in Review https://youtu.be/SjfUmERjfXQ Art as Archaeology https://youtu.be/Q377oK-vyx8 Special Mysterry FROG https://youtu.be/nVbRG43uUeY Older Londoners […]

CAAUK 2018 Edinburgh – Part 1

November 8, 2019

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A year ago I helped run the CAAUK conference in Edinburgh. I thought I would share the videos we made of the presentations: CIDOC CRM and CRMarchaeo A vision of use for the ‘future’ https://youtu.be/D1ZaEwWlDtw Recent work by Holtorf and May et al (2018) has highlighted the simultaneous desire to pass archaeological knowledge on to […]

The Society for Museum Archaeology Annual Conference 2018 Part 1

November 1, 2019

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This was a new conference that I filmed last year. It was a really enjoyable conference and I hope you like the videos of the presentations: About the Conference The Society convenes for its two-day conference every autumn. Held in a different region of the UK each year, it usually addresses a theme of topical […]

Archaeological Research in Progress 2018

October 30, 2019

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Every year Archaeology Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland host a conference on research in progress happening around Scotland. Last year I filmed it. You can see the videos here: Conference info Archaeological Research in Progress 2018 is the annual national conference that gives you the opportunity to hear about the most recent […]

Heritage and Community Engagement in Action

October 25, 2019

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The last of the CIfA sessions that we videoed. This one is on public archaeology: Session info In this session we will explore examples of successful collaboration between professional archaeological and cultural heritage practitioners and local communities. The focus will be on experiences gained from working in communities that have had less exposure to exploring […]

Brighton and beyond: collaborative approaches to managing urban prehistoric monuments

October 23, 2019

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A session for the CIfA conference that we filmed. This one dealing with the local archaeology, for the conference: Session Abstract The venue for this year’s CIfA conference is also one of the region’s more interesting and important prehistoric monuments: an early Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure. This sits within a complex urban fringe landscape with a […]

Reconnecting archaeology

October 16, 2019

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Something to watch this midweek. Another videoed session from the CIfA conference. Session Info: If you speak to archaeologists about what attracts them to the discipline, they tend to speak in terms of belonging. They want be part of the ‘tribe’ of fellow archaeologists. But there are divisions in our field, which many decry. There […]

Pulling together policies for archaeology in the 21st-century

October 9, 2019

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While archaeology does look at the past, it also have an interest in the future. A few video presentations from the CIfA conference on where archaeology could go: Session Abstract 21st-century Challenges for Archaeology, a series of six online discussions and workshops in 2017, considered themes and issues that loom large in the practice of […]

Making the most of the assessment stage

October 4, 2019

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An important session from the CIfA conference that looked at one of the most overlooked aspect of archaeology. Enjoy the videos: Session Details: This workshop will critically examine the post excavation assessment, how it has developed, how it is used in current commercial practice and what role, if any, the PXA has in the on-going […]

Growing your career from student to post excavation environmental specialist

October 2, 2019

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A session we filmed at the CIfA conference: Session Abstract: Most modern archaeological fieldwork projects are followed by post-excavation investigations which usually include the assessment, analysis and reporting of various organic components recovered from environmental soil samples and may also include geoarchaeological research. Environmental archaeologists will encounter material from a wide range of periods, terrains […]

The Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee Conference Videos

December 23, 2016

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The Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee is a liaison group which aims to promote archaeology in Tayside (Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee) and Fife. It’s your go to society for archaeology in Middle East Scotland. That is archaeology taking place in the eastern half of Scotland about halfway up the country, not Middle Eastern archaeology […]

The Future of Community Archaeology

October 26, 2016

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There are hundreds of community excavations, surveys and general investigations into the past that take place every year. And that is in the UK alone. But what happens to all that work? Do people just have a nice play, ruin some perfectly good archaeology and take food out of the mouths of professional archaeologist? I […]

The archaeological resource in context: national approaches in a changing climate

October 19, 2016

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It’s Wednesday’s videoed conference session: SESSION ABSTRACT The last twelve months have seen a relative strengthening of demand for archaeological work in the commercial sector, but the situation for archaeological institutions and individuals in the public and non-commercial sectors remains challenging. This session seeks to consider how non-commercial work can continue to support protection, understanding […]

Methodology of archaeological simulation. Meeting of the Special Interest Group in Complex Systems Simulation

August 3, 2016

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Every Wednesday I post a session from an archaeology conference I have filmed. This weeks comes from the CAA conference. Session Abstract: Following its creation at the CAA2014 in Siena the Special Interest Group in Complex Systems Simulation invites all researchers with an interest in computational modelling to join the discussion on the challenges and […]

Revealing by visualising: Geographic relations in cultural heritage databases

July 27, 2016

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Wednesdays cinema of archaeology conference videos. Again from the CAA conference. Session Abstract:  Cultural heritage databases can easy accommodate, and are often required to contain large quantities of data. It is a challenge to present and convey this data in a manner which provides a comprehensive overview, whilst simultaneously promoting new interpretations and understanding. To […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Legacies of Nazi Archaeology and Their Impact on Contemporary Prehistoric Research

December 7, 2015

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Here are the last of the videos I did for the 2015 EAA conference in Glasgow. I learned a lot watching this presentations. While it should go without saying Nazis were and still are assholes it was interesting to learn about their treatment archaeologists- lots of them were killed. You were either a Nazi archaeologists […]

2015 Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee Conference

November 30, 2015

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A few weeks ago I was able to film the Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee Conference, but we shorten it to TaFAC. There are some great videos to watch (if you are reading this via email or RSS feed you may need to visit the page to see the videos:           […]