Thoughts from Connected Pasts 2014 workshop and meeting

This week I spent Monday and Tuesday at the Connected Pasts workshop and meeting in London, learning about network and complexity science and its application to archaeology and the past. The two days consisted of a three hour workshop introducing and exploring one of a number software packages which can be used to analyse networks … Continue reading Thoughts from Connected Pasts 2014 workshop and meeting

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ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 3 – Biomaterials and Bioarchaeology)

I’m currently at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Leuven, Belgium, where I have a poster to present. I’ll be writing a proper conference review when I return, but in the mean time I’ll be making informal collections of the tweets and discussing the conference here on a daily basis. There are also collections … Continue reading ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 3 – Biomaterials and Bioarchaeology)

Archaeology in Crisis?

I received an email a while back and completely forgot to mention this: Schlanger, N., and Aitchison, K. (eds) (2010), Archaeology and the Global Economic Crisis. Tervuren: Culture Lab Éditions. http://ace-archaeology.eu/fichiers/25Archaeology-and-the-crisis.pdf Note, i.a., chapters 4 (by Kenneth Aitchison, with annex 1 at end of volume) and 5 (by Anthony Sinclair) on the prospects for archaeology … Continue reading Archaeology in Crisis?

HMS Accidental and Experimental Archaeology Conference

Last week I volunteered at the Historical Metallurgy Society's Accidental and Experimental Archaeology Conference. The meeting was organised by David Dungworth of English Heritage, and Roger Doonan of Sheffield University, and took place at West Dean College, near Chichester. A number of UCL students arrived on Tuesday to help with the set-up for the conference, … Continue reading HMS Accidental and Experimental Archaeology Conference

ISA 2010 Photographs

38th International Symposium of Archaeometry, Tampa, Florida. I've been keeping my camera handy during presentations, poster sessions and trips out. The photographs can be found here, in one of my Picassa albums. Copyright is mine, and the photos are small - if you'd like a better copy of one of them let me know.