Punk Archaeology, Slow Archaeology, and the Archaeology of Care (Part 2)

Over the last three months I’ve been fretting and toiling about a paper that I’m writing for European Archaeological Association meeting in September that is due to pre-circulate on August 1. I promised myself to have a completed draft done by July 15, not so much to fulfill some vague Germanic need to have things…

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From Trench to Tablet: Field Recording, Interpreting, and Publishing in the Age of Digital Archaeology

This week the Society of American Archaeology annual meeting takes place is Vancouver, B.C. Unfortunately, I won’t be attending, but I will be there in person as my colleagues Derek Counts and Erin Averett deliver a paper that looks at how digital archaeology and digital publishing will work together to reshape the future of the…

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Two Articles: One on Punk Archaeology and One on Data

As I gear up for the start of the semester, the Archaeological Institute of America annual meeting, and catching up on some overdue or soon to be overdue projects, I’m going to lean on some other fine folks for some content on the ole blog. First, go and check out Colleen Morgan’s fine study of…

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More Pallets, More Pallets!!

I finally got around to reading Jacob Hodes’ “Whitewood Under Siege” in the Winter 2013/2014 issue of Cabinet (primarily because my distracting reading purveyor Kostis Kourelis sent it to me). The article explores the contentious and combative world of the global pallet market. In around 4000 words, it clarified some of my lingering questions about…

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Containers and Connectivity

If you haven’t read Andrew Bevan’s recent article in Current Archaeology, you should drop everything and read it now. It’s titled “Mediterranean Containerization” and presents a concise history of containers for trade in the Mediterranean basin from prehistory to modern times. His article begins with amphora and moves to barrels, crates, modern shipping containers, and,…

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Light and Shadow in Albania’s Shala Valley

This has been a good couple of years for regional archaeological projects in the Eastern Mediterranean. Andy Bevan and James Connolly published the results of their survey of Antikythera, Michael Given, Bernard Knapp, and company have published their work from TAESP, Y. Lolos published his long-gestating work from Sikyon, the Saronic Harbors Research Project (SHARP)…

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Fragile Landscapes and Persistent Communities on Antikythera

It was pretty exciting to get my hands of Andrew Bevan and James Connolly’s publication of their work on the small island of Antikythera. In many ways, this book and the soon-to-be-published Michael Given et al. volume on their work in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus represent the state of the art in intensive pedestrian…

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Friday Varia and Quick Hits

It’s a gorgeous early fall day here in North Dakotaland with the temperature in the mid-50s this morning and an unmistakable crispness in the air. To celebrate, I’m heading onto campus for the first time since the spring to get a book at the library, do some administrative deeds, and walk around feeling collegiate. As…

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