Monthly Archives: September 2012

Japanese contrasts

It was good seeing the archaeological field services in Osaka and Nara recently. Some major differences with the UK. For a start the term archaeologist is only applied to those with qualifications and in supervisory, managerial positions. Finds specialists and … Continue reading

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Nihon ni iru no wa sugokatta desu

Slept well after 23 hours travelling back from Japan. Had a wonderful week there in Osaka seeing Japanese archaeology. Met with friends Yozo Akayama and Katsuyuki Okamura who were as generous with their time as ever. Met Oki Nakamura who … Continue reading

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EAA social media session

Some thoughts stimulated by our great social media session at the EAA. 1.Does online communication and networking depend largely on offline networking to work effectively? 2. Is the challenge to authority presented by the use of social media in archaeology … Continue reading

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EAA session – Public appropriations of archaeologists’ narratives

Some snippets that stuck in my mind from the archaeological narratives session at the EAA conference last week in Helsinki. A session that made me think. 1. Must read Latour on the idea that scholars keep a monopoly on the … Continue reading

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Back home

Home after a good EAA conference in Helsinki. A well organised conference with some good papers and sessions. Our own session was packed – around 60 people in a small room, good papers and good discussion. I went to sessions … Continue reading

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