Archaeolog.org: 2005 to 2011 to . . .

Timothy Webmoor and Christopher Witmore Last month archaeolog.org turned six years old. And in the blogging world this ripe old age is quite an accomplishment – a veritable geezer. But this birthday passed unacknowledged and in the midst of one of the longest dry spells in archaeolog.org’s history. Since 2005 we have been silent for…

Experimenting with the Dérive Experience of Landscapes

This is an excerpt from a portion of a paper entitled “Three Cities: thinking through embodied archaeologies with experiments in psychogeography and urban design” which I gave at TAG Berkeley back in May. The full version is available here: http://archaeologiesensoria.wordpress.com Three cities, three walks. During the Binchester excavations, I took three walks that purposefully mirrored…

Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Anthropology: What is the status of our descriptions?

“The goal of descriptive adequacy is unattainable but continually haunts the endeavor, lying alongside, but in another time, and speaking back, like the immaterial ghosts of prophecy or the value of a currency.” (Maurer 2005, p. 54) What is it to describe? What ambitions and hopes do we attach to our descriptions? How do we…

TAG 2010 Session Review: An Artful Integration? Possible futures for archaeology and creative work.

Mhairi Maxwell (AGES, University of Bradford) m.l.maxwell@brad.ac.uk Patrick Hadley (Enkyad Heritage Media) patrick@enkyadheritagemedia.co.uk This archaeolog reviews the session ‘An Artful Integration: Possible Futures for Archaeology and Creative Work’ which took place at TAG Bristol on December 17th 2010 and brought together archaeologists, artists, performers, composers and digital media creatives. The formal session summary further details…