Tag 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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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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Rackwick Survey 2015 & Archaeologies of the Old Man of Hoy

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Map Orkney Month final thoughts: Multi-vocal cartography and the collaborative re-imagining of place.

Originally posted on Public Archaeology 2015:
After a month of collaborative mapping a new map of Orkney has been created. By thinking big, Map Orkney Month seems to have captured people’s imagination. Our map looks like Orkney, however it is far…

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Final Call: phonebox conferencing and mapping obsolescence

Originally posted on Public Archaeology 2015:
Tourists love them. Folk over 35 probably have fond memories of using them. In an emergency one could just save your life. But when did you last call to or from a red phonebox? Let’s…

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Map Orkney Month Week 1: Ponies, pearls and pancakes at Purtabreck

Originally posted on Public Archaeology 2015:
Jo Inkster: Rousay 01/03 A typical Sunday on the farm for this time of year. Cattle feeding duties followed by a wet and windy hack out on my favourite horse Storm. Rode out to the…

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