Archaeology

The turn of the season, and a move away from archaeology

Wow, it's been a while hasn't it? A year and a half! Gosh. My bad. So, what's been going on, you ask? Well, you can see from my previous post that I handed in my thesis at the end of March 2015. I passed my viva in June 2015. I got'minor corrections', which was basically… Continue reading The turn of the season, and a move away from archaeology

Archaeology, Studying, Writing

Tips for submitting the thesis

The process of submitting your thesis in hard copy for the viva exam is often not particularly high on the list of worries towards the end of the write-up. If you're pushed for time, you're likely more concerned about finishing and polishing the conclusion, or receiving those last-minute comments and corrections from supervisors. However, the… Continue reading Tips for submitting the thesis

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

Call for Papers: EAA Session ‘Social context of metallurgy’

I currently have a call for papers out for a session at EAA in Glasgow, 2nd-5th September 2015. The session is co-authored between the lead author Vana Orfanou (UCL), Tom Birch (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) and myself (UCL), and is open until 16th February 2015, session ID SA23 in the Science and Archaeology theme. The session… Continue reading Call for Papers: EAA Session ‘Social context of metallurgy’

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

Tweets from The Connected Past 2014

Following on from the quick post on my thoughts last week, I've put together a Storify archive of the tweets from The Connected Past 2014 network and complexity science meeting with a little commentary included. I enjoyed the conference and found it very inspiring, so I'm happy to collate some of the tweets which hopefully… Continue reading Tweets from The Connected Past 2014

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

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

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

Upcoming Conference, Connected Pasts London 2014

Last month I finished the last major chapter of my PhD. Last year work was slow for a number of personal reasons which made me very, very glad I switched to part-time. This situation also meant I presented at and attended few conferences, which looking back on was a real shame. I really enjoy academic… Continue reading Upcoming Conference, Connected Pasts London 2014

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference, 2014

Once again things have been quiet here during the end of 2013 as I've been working on supporting colleagues in Oxford who are producing the 8th edition of the UK Experimental Archaeology Conference. I think it went very well, with the organisers Christophe Snoeck & Chelsea Budd doing a great job and Merton College providing… Continue reading 8th Experimental Archaeology Conference, 2014

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

Review of the Roman Finds Group Conference, Spring 2013

I've lost track of how much time I've spent beavering away at the PhD, but on Friday April 19th I escaped the writing desk to visit the British Museum for a one day conference organised by the Roman Finds Group entitled The Life and times of the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The conference was… Continue reading Review of the Roman Finds Group Conference, Spring 2013

Archaeology, Archaeology digital

US and England map data

Just a short post to point to a source of some really interesting map data: MapCruzin.com If you're looking for modern US map data, they've got some really interesting datasets to download, including toxic waste and census data. In addition, they have a few datasets for England which include waterway data, which really interested me.… Continue reading US and England map data