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Integrating Science, Technology and Theory in Prehistoric Archaeology

April 26, 2017

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It’s Wednesday, so another round of conference presentations we have filmed. This batch is from the TAG conference: Session Abstract: Prehistoric archaeology is at its best when scientific, technological and theoretical approaches can be integrated, creating dynamic approaches to myriad research questions, and providing a greater understanding of the archaeological past. It is increasingly important […]

Game Issues for Scholarly Discourse or for Public Understanding

February 25, 2013

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From the CAAUK conference, Erik via Google Hangouts. Erik could not make it to the UK so he presented all of his work via a Google Hangout. You can listen and see his slides: Erik Champion (DIGHUMLAB DK and Aarhus University) Academic discourse presupposes a vast domain of related background knowledge, a certain learnt yet […]

Integrating excavation and analysis on urban excavations: developing elegant methods for integrated systems and methodologies for the excavation and analysis of urban sites

February 23, 2013

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Chiz’s presentation from the first day of CAAUK: Edit: from chiz- Link to my original blog post on digital registers which has a bit more detail on the pros and cons: http://urban-archaeology.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/electronic-site-registers-way-forward.html Chiz Harward (Urban Archaeology) For the last 40 years the excavation of urban sites has increasingly been characterised by the use of single […]

There is a Crises in UK Academic Archaeology BUT it’s not the one you think

February 20, 2013

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All of yesterday and now most of today I have seen this Guardian article making the rounds on social media sites, forums, etc.- Will the study of archaeology soon become a thing of the past? It was written by a historian,  Michael Braddick who also happens to be the pro-vice-chancellor for the faculty of arts […]

Archaeology/Archaeology Related Blogs to Read XXII

January 26, 2013

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Over 100+ blogs covered so far, full list can be seen here and more to go. Here is this weeks installment to add to the list: Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper– http://mikepitts.wordpress.com/ “This site is about archaeology, and things that catch the interest of an archaeologist who is lucky enough to work in journalism: I […]

How Much Archaeologists Make (USA, 2012, Crew Chief)

January 16, 2013

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This is the second part (part 1 on field tech pay can be found here) of the yearly review of how much archaeologists make in the US (apologies to Canada, not enough data to include you). This is for the position of crew chief. Previous years findings can be seen here. Now, this is a […]

Archaeology, Open Access, RIP Aaron Swartz

January 14, 2013

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Last week Aaron Swartz killed himself because of the issue of Open Access. He was facing 35 years in prison for trying give people access to pre-1920s publications e.g. not under copyright. He also had a history of depression which probably played a significant aspect in his decision to kill himself. Obvious not being Aaron […]