Browsing All posts tagged under »Archeology«

I Need Your Help

November 29, 2015

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Dear Readers, On Friday, I launched a crowdfunding campaign to support a project to film the TAG conference. The campaign is a bit tongue and cheek but the results are serious. If you have been following my posts for the last few months you would have seen lots of conference videos. While most of the […]

Wetland Settlement: Understanding the motivation behind living out on the water

November 26, 2015

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Here is another videoed session from EAA. This one deals with some really interesting wetland archaeology. If you are reading this via email alert or rss you might have to click the urls or visit this page. More videos at http://www.youtube.com/c/RecordingArchaeologyVideos Dr.Anne Crone, AOC Archaeology Group. Prof.Aidan O’Sullivan, University College Dublin School of Archaeology. Dr.Graeme […]

Critical mass: working together for a better archaeology

November 24, 2015

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Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and the Council for British Archaeology held a joint conference in October called Critical Mass: working together for a better archaeology. It aimed to ‘…bring together practitioners, volunteers and organisations to think about how we can all work together for a better archaeology. Combining inspirational talks with workshop discussions covering a […]

Are we Archaeologists or are we Social Workers?

November 19, 2015

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Hi All, I am running a session at this year’s CIfA conference. If any of you are interested in submitting a paper the deadline is November 23rd (abstracts emailed to session organizers). More info on all the call for papers can be found here- http://www.archaeologists.net/sites/default/files/CIfA2016-Call-for-papers.pdf And if you are interested in submitting a paper to […]

Climate Change and Heritage Management: Measuring and Monitoring the Impacts of Future Climate and Environmental Change on the Historic Environment and Cultural Resources

November 3, 2015

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Tired of conference videos yet? I hope not because this was a very interesting session at EAA about climate change and cultural resources (If you are reading this through an RSS feed reader or email notification you may not see the videos and will have to view them on the page, sorry about that)- Session […]

Equity (Issues) for All, Historical Archaeology as a Profession in the 21st Century

October 29, 2015

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When I was at the SHA’s in January I was privilege enough to be at a roundtable organized by Ashley Morton, M.A., RPA (Fort Walla Walla Museum, Archaeology Program Manager) and Lewis Jones, M.A. (Indiana University, PhD Candidate) on issues in Archaeology. It is a session they have run three times now (I am 2 […]

Pathways to Power in Iron Age/Early Medieval Northern Europe

October 23, 2015

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From the EAA conference in Glasgow here are some more presentations we managed to film: Session Abstract: Dr.Gordon Noble, University of Aberdeen. Dr.John Ljungkvist, Dep. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University. Dr.Álvaro Carvajal Castro, UCD School of Archaeology. Dr.Patrick Gleeson, National University of Ireland Galway. Dr.Jan Henrik Fallgren, University of Aberdeen The first millennium- […]

Engaging the Public with Archaeology Threatened by Climate Change

October 22, 2015

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A very topical subject- Archaeology and Climate change. To continue with the posting of videos I made from the 2015 EAA conference in Glasgow here is a session in which archaeology tackles a very big global issue: Session Abstract: Dr.Tom Dawson, SCAPE Trust / University of St Andrews. Dr.Courtney Nimura, UCL / MOLA. Dr.Marie-Yvane Daire, […]

Rethinking the Celts

October 21, 2015

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This is a session we filmed at the EAA conference in Glasgow. It raises some interesting concepts about who the Celts were: Rethinking the Celts Prof. John Collis, University of Sheffield (retired). Prof.Timothy Taylor, University of Vienna. Dr.Oliver Nakoinz, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Over the last thirty years there has been a major rethink among prehistoric archaeologists which […]

Management Challenges, Public Relations, and Professional Issues- SHA Conference

October 15, 2015

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In January I was at the SHA conference and filmed some of the presentations. Here was a general session I chaired: Urban Archaeology in the City of the Saints and the Growth of a Real Frontier City Donald D. Southworth II While archaeologist in the western United States survey wide open expanses for federal and […]

Artistic Legacies

October 14, 2015

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This is another video session from the EAA Glasgow Conference. You can see all the EAA videos I did at the EAA website- http://e-a-a.org/Glasgow2015video.htm . Or if you are interested in a specific topic I have over 400 videos up at http://www.youtube.com/c/RecordingArchaeologyVideos . This was a very interesting sessions to film and watch. It was a […]

Cultural Communication and Archaeology

October 12, 2015

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This is another video session from the EAA Glasgow Conference. You can see all the EAA videos I did at the EAA website- http://e-a-a.org/Glasgow2015video.htm . Or if you are interested in a specific topic I have over 400 videos up at http://www.youtube.com/c/RecordingArchaeologyVideos . I am sure there is one there on a topic you might be […]

Interpreting the Archaeological Record: GIS And Spatial Analysis

October 8, 2015

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Some more videos from EAA Glasgow (I post some yesterday), these on GIS and spatial analysis. As someone who has done a PhD on both I found this session fascinating. If you are interested in more conference videos than see Recording Archaeology and subscribe there to receive updates when more videos become available. AR16 INTERPRETING THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL […]

It Belongs on the Internet – Communicating Archaeology Online

October 7, 2015

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A month ago I was in Glasgow for the EAA conference. As per my modus operandi I filmed some of the sessions. Here is a session I put together with Tristan and Chris. I might be biased but this is a great bunch of presentations. Donna might take home the best conference paper title too- […]

The West as an Edge

September 30, 2015

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At the 2015 SHA conference in Seattle I was able to record some of the talks, sessions, plenary etc. It has taken a little while but now I have the SHA permission to share the videos. So here is the plenary whose topic was ‘The West as an Edge: Defining and Exploring Current Approaches in Archaeology’. […]

Crowdfunding: freedom, frustration or fantasy?

September 24, 2015

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Crowdfunding in archaeology is something I am interested in and have blogged about a couple of times (see Tracing Finds: A Case Study in Crowdfunding Archaeology, Are Crowdfunding Platforms Worth it?, Fairy Godmothers Do Exist- Crowdfunding Archaeology, You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger! The Money of Crowdfunding Archaeology and Heritage, Crowdfunding Archaeology- a […]

Jobs in American Archaeology: Pay for CRM Archaeologists

September 23, 2015

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This is a paper I wrote. As a believer in Open Access I have posted it here (with permission from Springer to wave the year embargo on Green Open Access) . Here is a PDF version Pay for CRM Archaeologists. Title: Jobs in American Archaeology: Pay for CRM Archaeologists Journal: Archaeologies Volume 10, Issue 3 , pp 281-296 […]

Jobs in British Archaeology 2014-15

September 18, 2015

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How much did UK archaeologists make in 2014-15? I have got the answers for you in the annual Jobs in British Archaeology report. This is the draft article, the final one will appear in The Archaeologist in the next couple of months. I am putting up a pre-print online to get feedback so the final […]

The Future of Our Profession

September 7, 2015

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The last video session from the CIfA conference: It is the year 2050 and a group of archaeologists are discussing how to approach the complex archaeological remains which the planned HS5 driver‐less vehicle speedway will demolish in its wake. Who are they? Where do they work? What techniques are they using? And what post‐nominals do […]

The Future of Their Profession

September 3, 2015

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One of the last sessions from the CIfA Conference- The Future of Their Profession Receiving a Royal Charter is a very significant recognition of the Institute and its work. It acknowledges the professionalism of CIfA members, and allows us all to seek or assert parity of esteem with fellow professionals in other chartered institutes. So […]

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

August 26, 2015

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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 […]

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

August 24, 2015

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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

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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

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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 […]

Glass Ceilings, Glass Houses, Or Glass Parasols?

August 19, 2015

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Another session from CIfA and one that needs to be shared more widely so please tweet, share, etc.: Organiser(s): Paul Belford (CPAT) and Hilary Orange (UCL) Women have always played a prominent role in archaeology (http://trowelblazers.com/), and recent research shows that numbers of women in archaeology are increasing – some 46% in 2012-13 compared to […]

“We do not do that anymore” The Future of the Graphics Profession in Archaeology

August 17, 2015

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Another great session from the CIfA conference: Organiser(s): Steve Allen, York Archaeological Trust & CIfA Graphic Archaeology Group In the (not so) recent past, it was fairly easy to divide graphics professionals into ‘Illustrators’ or ‘Surveyors’- with a degree of overlap when it came to preparing the final images for publication! The way that the […]

How to do Freelancing in UK Archaeology

August 12, 2015

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The last of the Skills for the Future videos. These are on how to do freelancing in UK Archaeology.   To see more videos like these please go to the YouTube channel Recording Archaeology- http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08QKQO1qs6OPQs9l1kMQPg

About Heritage Lottery Funding

August 10, 2015

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The second video from the Skills for the Future workshop I recorded, all about getting funding from the HLF: To see more videos like these please go to the YouTube channel Recording Archaeology- http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08QKQO1qs6OPQs9l1kMQPg

It pays to be nice: the Big Heritage model for funding archaeology

August 6, 2015

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Over a year ago I recorded a training session as part of the HLF Skills for the Future program. I am very happy to share that with you and here is the first video: To see more videos like these please go to the YouTube channel Recording Archaeology- http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08QKQO1qs6OPQs9l1kMQPg

CAA 2015 Keynotes

August 5, 2015

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At CAA I was able to record some of the keynote talks. Here they are: Towards a new landscape archaeology? There can be no doubt that advances in the methods for archaeological remote sensing in the last few years have revolutionized what we can see of past landscapes. Technology now allows us to see buried […]

Simulating the Past: Complex Systems Simulation in Archaeology

August 3, 2015

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More videos. Here is a workshop from CAA: In the last few years approaches commonly classified as computational modelling (agent-based and mathematical modelling, as well as other types of simulation) are becoming increasingly common and popular among the archaeological computing community. Almost all research activity could be termed ‘modelling’ in some sense, for example, in […]

Electronic resources for archaeology: from databases to digital open data

July 30, 2015

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To continue with CAA sessions here is another one: Digital archaeology in the 21st century promotes an interdisciplinary approach, which requires to model complex systems in line with the policies of international research and in close connection with the socio-economic conditions of each country. New perspectives of investigation are offered by ICT solutions, through integrated […]

ArcheoFOSS: free/open source software and archaeological research, ten years later

July 29, 2015

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Another batch of videos from CAA– this time on a subject near and dear to my heart: In 2006, when the first “Italian workshop on free/open source software and open formats in the archaeological research process” took place at the University of Siena, the whole idea of “adopting” different software tools seemed largely irrelevant and […]

Linked Data: From interoperable to interoperating

July 27, 2015

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Today’s batch of videos come from CAA, the international conference, in Siena, Italy. I was privileged enough to be there and lucky that some session organisers and presenters agreed to let me film them. The first session up is about Linked Data: Linked Data and Semantic Web based approaches to data management have now become […]

CAA-UK 2015, University of Bradford

July 22, 2015

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Here are the videos from CAAUK in March. A bit about the conference- CAA-UK aims to encourage communication between UK-based archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists in order to stimulate research and promote best practice in computational and mathematical approaches to the past. The conference was held at Bradford University’s dedicated Norcroft Conference Centre. And the talks: […]

Students in Archaeology: Understanding and Engaging the Next Generation of Archaeologists

July 21, 2015

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Another batch of videos from TAG. I know, 7 months late. You may want to book mark this page because the discuss at the end of these videos are pretty great. Hope you enjoy and here is what the session was about: Session organiser: David Altoft Students are essential to the development of archaeology, today […]

Inclusivity and the Pedagogy of Archaeology

July 20, 2015

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This post is from the TAG conference back in December. Apologies for not getting this up sooner. Been a very busy year. Some info on the session: Session organisers: Katy Bell (University of Winchester) and Ellen McInnes (University of Manchester) “If you have decided to become an archaeologist you will need a reasonable education in […]

Archaeological Research in Progress 2015

July 19, 2015

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I had a little free time this weekend so I have cracked out a few posts and put them into the queue. All video related but I have been making quite a few recently and have not had a chance to share them here. So to begin with, the Archaeological Research in Progress conference, held […]

The Digital Conference- some thoughts on Live Streaming

April 4, 2015

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Over the last couple of months I’ve had several conversations about the idea of a digital conference i.e. recording conferences and putting them online through videos, streaming, live interactions, etc. I have been meaning to blog about it but … life and what not. A few days ago I got the nudge I needed- ‘so […]

Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Conference Videos

December 16, 2014

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I just finished up editing the videos for the Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Conference. The sound in the room was horrible so the sound is so-so in some videos. Here are the presentations from that conference. Picture this! Recent archaeological visualisation on Scotland’s national forest estate Dark goings on at Cramond! Hidden history of the […]

Launch of Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA)

December 11, 2014

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On Tuesday I was at the launch of the new Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) which is going to replace the old Institute for Archaeologists (IfA). Basically, IfA got Chartership. For my non-UK readers ‘Chartership‘ is an official recognition from the Queen. 1000 years ago it meant things like turning villages into cities. Lots of […]

Around the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere Digest #11

November 30, 2014

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Another week of blog posts from Archaeology blogs/ blogs that focus on Archaeology. Purpose & Source I am highlighting some of the other archeo-blogs out there by collecting all their posts from the previous week . Hopefully, you find some of the posts interesting and/or find a new blog to follow. I took these posts from my […]

Tay and Fife Archaeology Conference Videos, 2014

November 24, 2014

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At the beginning of the month I was at the Tay and Fife Archaeology Conference and was lucky enough to have been asked to film some of the talks. I just got permission to publish the last video so here they all are. In no particular order, other than how they ended up in the […]

Around the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere Digest #10

November 23, 2014

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I have missed the last few weeks of this round-up but now I am back. Here is my weekly list of blog posts from Archaeology blogs/ blogs that focus on Archaeology. Purpose I am highlighting some of the other archeo-blogs out there by collecting all their posts from the previous week . Hopefully, you find some […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2014 Videos

November 22, 2014

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I have been MIA recently from this blog. That is because I have been video recording conferences over the last few weeks and the editing the videos takes up a lot of time. First up is Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference, held in Crief two weeks ago. It was a pretty amazing conference. With talks focusing on […]

Around the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere Digest #8

October 26, 2014

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Here is my weekly list of blog posts from Archaeology blogs/ blogs that focus on Archaeology. Purpose I am highlighting some of the other archeo-blogs out there by collecting all their posts from the previous week . Hopefully, you find some of the posts interesting and/or find a new blog to follow. Source I took these […]

Around the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere Digest #7

October 19, 2014

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Here is my weekly list of blog posts from Archaeology blogs/ blogs that focus on Archaeology. I have added a couple of more blogs to the list so some more new reading. Purpose I am highlighting some of the other archeo-blogs out there by collecting all their posts from the previous week . Hopefully, you find […]

Around the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere Digest #6

October 12, 2014

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Here is my weekly list of blog posts from Archaeology blogs/ blogs that focus on Archaeology. Purpose I am highlighting some of the other archeo-blogs out there by collecting all their posts from the previous week . Hopefully, you find some of the posts interesting and/or find a new blog to follow. Source I took these […]

Interview with Archaeology Crowdfunders

October 7, 2014

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Yesterday we recorded a special episode of the CRM podcast, episode 44.1, which was an interview with Lisa and Brendon at DigVentures on crowdfunding in Archaeology. For the first time I hosted the CRM podcast while Chris was a panelist. You can download the podcast  from stitcher here. (episode 44.1) Or from iTunes here. (bit […]

Are Crowdfunding Platforms Worth it?

October 6, 2014

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There are lots of people using crowdfunding platforms in Archaeology, as seen in Thomas’ list. There are now three platforms dedicated to crowdfunding Archaeology and Heritage: MicroPasts, DigStarter, and  CommonSites. Also, we see that some of these platforms- mainly kickstarter – help send donors to these projects, though a small number. But, are these platforms worth it? […]

Around the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere Digest #5

October 5, 2014

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Here is the run down of posts by archaeology blogs in the last week. Purpose I am highlighting some of the other archeo-blogs out there but instead of focusing on the whole blog I am going to be collecting all their posts from the previous week . Also, I realize not everyone uses an RSS reader and […]

Fairy Godmothers Do Exist- Crowdfunding Archaeology

October 3, 2014

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Crowdfunding websites have sold themselves as places where projects can get exposure and more donations than if people did the work on their own.  I have been skeptical of this narrative. I have just had a hard time believing there would be a large number of strangers surfing crowdfunding websites looking to give money and […]

You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger! The Money of Crowdfunding Archaeology and Heritage

October 2, 2014

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Using the list that Thomas gathered together of crowdfunded Archaeology projects I conducted some research about crowdfunding in Archaeology*. First up, the distribution of money given by individuals to Archaeology crowdfunded projects. The results are absolutely fascinating. First, take a look at the People Not Stones project: Levels Number Giving Total Amount  $               1 1  $           1  $               […]

Crowdfunding Archaeology- a view from the trenches

September 30, 2014

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A bit of spur of the moment decision but this week I will be focusing on crowdfunding in Archaeology. I promise I will get to finishing up my series on publishing in Archaeology. A little later in this series I am going to sit down and have a talk with Lisa Westcott Wilkins. She is the Managing […]

Crowdfunding Archaeology some Data, Finally!

September 29, 2014

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In Archaeology, I feel like we are perpetually having the same conversation — ‘you know it would be great if someone gathered data on (insert topic)’. There is never enough time to research all of our ideas. About a year ago I had that very same conversation about crowdfunding in Archaeology.  Luckily, someone has gone out […]

Around the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere Digest #4

September 28, 2014

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The forth Archaeology Blog-0-sphere round-up. Still working out the problems but thanks to everyone who has suggested a blog or how to do it all better (apologies still trying to work out indenting). Hope you enjoy the reading. Info I am highlighting some of the other archeo-blogs out there but instead of focusing on the […]

Around the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere Digest #3

September 19, 2014

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Our third Archaeology Blog-0-sphere round-up. Hope you enjoy the reading. Blurb I am highlighting some of the other archeo-blogs out there but instead of focusing on the whole blog I am going to be collecting all their posts from the previous week . Also, I realise not everyone uses an RSS reader and some people might be […]

What an Independent Scotland would mean for Archaeology and Heritage.

September 15, 2014

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On September 18th the people of Scotland will vote on their independence from the United Kingdom, potentially becoming the oldest-newest independent nation in the world. Until last week the result of the referendum was predictable, the ‘Yes’ campaign (pro-independence) was heading for a shellacking. A few months ago some polls had the No Campaign, more correctly […]