Monthly Archives: August 2012

Helsinki beckons

I’m off to Helsinki on Tuesday for the European Archaeologists Association conference. Really looking forward to being there and seeing some good archaeology sessions. Always good to get a perspective from outside the UK. I’ll be chairing a session of … Continue reading

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Neanderthals

If only the Neanderthals knew they were so popular! Another news story about them here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19250778. So, dispute between scholars about whether the DNA evidence shows interbreeding with Homo sapiens or not. No surprise there. I don’t know enough about … Continue reading

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terminology

Just finishing off an encyclopedia entry. What’s in a name – avocational, volunteer, amateur or community? How do we use a good word to describe folk who do archaeology without being paid to? Each term has loaded connotations or baggage … Continue reading

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Japan again

Great excitement! I’ve been asked out to Japan again in September to give a talk in Osaka. Very happy. A country I love, with great food and fascinating archaeology. There’s a small takoyaki restaurant at Osaka Castle I must go … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales

Good meeting of the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust last Friday. ┬áLots of activity being led by Roger Martlew and a good conference in prospect for the 27th October in Grassington on the Medieval Archaeology of the Dales – booking … Continue reading

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