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It is fun to see what Google Ads throws up sometimes. I found this while creating the image for yesterday’s post at http://www.customsigngenerator.com/digital.asp Share &...

Shopping for Philosophy II: This time it’s personal

Is this where I lose the plot? One reason for rejecting critical theory as used by many archaeologists is that I cannot take it seriously. A helpful book I read was Intellectual Impostures by Sokal and Bricmont. Not because it gave me an excuse to ignore a large body...

Shopping for Philosophy

A premature obituary. Occasionally I have communication trouble. I have a naïve tendency to take things at face value. For instance I thought that archaeologists who built their ideas around Foucault’s ideas had actually read Foucault. It turns out they’ve read...

On Public Historiography

Oh dear I’m not feeling at all well. I’ve just read an article “What Drives History?” by Jeremy Black, Professor of History at the University of Exeter. In it he argues that historiography doesn’t pay enough attention to public interpretations of history. This is view...

Archaeology as it should be

Trajan’s Markets. Photo by MHarrsch. A story from Ansa.it has caught my eye. I spend a lot of time studying the cursed remains of pagan temples, but I’ve never come across unspeakably giant monsters guarding ancient secrets while I do it. It turns out...