Category Archives: Contemporary Archaeology

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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Kirkwall Grammar School S1 rapid counter mapping of the Ring of Brodgar

Check out these fantastic new maps of the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney World Heritage Site, made by Kirkwall Grammar School S1 students (all 125 of them) on 12th May 2015 on their Big Day Out. These are the results from … Continue reading

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