Category Archives: Contemporary Archaeology

Flow Country short film

In May 2016 I collaborated with artist Jasper Coppes to make a short 16mm film shot in the wilds of the Flow Country, Caithness and Sutherland, northern Scotland. The resulting film was shown in the Scottish Competition at the Glasgow … Continue reading

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Depressive Cop 16mm film shot on Papay released

Depressive Cop (2016) by French film maker Bertrand Mandico has been released. A drepressed cop (played by Sergie Ivanov) attempts to investigate the case of a young girl, who’s distraught mother blames islanders for her disappearance. The girl reappears and … Continue reading

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ØY Papay festival, Papa Westray, Orkney 18-20 Nov 2016

Looking forward to the ØY Papay festival this weekend. You never know, there just might still be spaces to come along! Our talk is on Saturday afternoon: Experimental mapping and place-marking as contemporary archaeology This talk will discuss several recent … Continue reading

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CHAT conference in Orkney – RURALITY

Register for CHAT 2016 now! Registration closes 7th October Draft programme available on CHAT website Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) conference 2016 21-23 October Theme: RURALITY Place: Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland Venue: Orkney Theatre, The Meadows, Kirkwall Host: University … Continue reading

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Map Orkney Month: Imagining archaeological mappings paper published

Map Orkney Month: Imagining archaeological mappings has just been published in a new open access online journal Livingmaps Review (Vol. 1, No. 1). This is based on my contribution to the Public Archaeology 2015 project, in which 6 archaeologists and … Continue reading

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Incoherent Archaeology Manifesto

Incoherent Archaeology Manifesto (draft) (to be used or not used, adapted, edited, abandoned or recycled. Incoherent could be replaced with disjuncture)  Archaeologies of Incoherence (disjuncture) in a digital age: Technology incoherence: digital technology will not be used. Analogue only or … Continue reading

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Walking (in)visible lines: archaeologies in between – published in Flettverk #2 SCENE

We are pleased to have our article ‘Walking (in)visible lines: archaeologies in between’ published last month in a Norwegian art magazine FLETTVERK (translates as ‘product created by braiding or interlacing of different parts’). The theme for issue #2 is SCENE;  … Continue reading

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