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Do we need an Industrial Archaeology?

It’s easy to take a World Heritage Site for granted when it’s on your doorstep. I had thought of shooting a short portfolio of Cromford for a competition. They required ten photos. After looking into the project I’ve decided that the competition...

Survey: How do you know you’re doing it right?

Archaeological surveys tend to be samples of a site. How do you know you’re doing it right when you can’t see the artefacts you’ve missed? Couldn’t you be missing large chunks of information because it’s not what you’re expecting to...

Theorising Space Archaeology

There’s a thought-provoking post on Space Archaeology about how you define the term Space Archaeology. I’ve generally just thought of it as the archaeology of remains associated with spaceflight, but I’ve never seen the need to give the definition...

World Archaeoastronomy

Does everyone see the same Moon around the world? Photo (cc) Luz A. Villa Last week I put up a review of Ed Krupp’s Skywatchers, Shamans and Kings, which was a book about archaeoastronomy around the world. Next week or the week after, I hope, it’ll be...

Creating Prehistory by Adam Stout

I could draw up quite a list of people who won’t like this book. Adam Stout purports to be an unapologetic relativist (more of that later). His history of archaeology in Britain, mainly in the inter-war period, comes from this position and is allied to his...