Day 1: Dispatches from Çatalhöyük

Life is always full of unexpected events. Today’s unscheduled appearance occurred in the form of a broken bag zipper moments before my scheduled ride to the airport. 10…

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Interactive Pasts: A Thank-You Letter to VALUE

Warning: This piece is way more personal and mushy than my usual writing, and I went backwards and forwards as to whether I should post it up before eventually…

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Part 2: Archaeogaming, an idea and a bot

This blog post is the second in a short series about the @archaeogameideabot (which is comprised of a crowd-sourcing thing on top of a generator which spits ideas out…

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Part 1: #Archaeogaming, an idea and a bot.

This blog post is the first in a short series about the @archaeogameideabot (which is comprised of a crowd-sourcing thing on top of a generator which spits ideas…

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A brief note on archaeology and video-games: UoY plays Farcry Primal on Twitch

This blog post will be a quick (and resoundingly enthusiastic) discussion of the recent “University of York plays Farcry Primal” in relation to some of the key trends…

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The Grand Challenges of My Archaeology

This (long overdue) post is part of the Blogging Archaeology Carnival hosted by Doug’s Archaeology – You can read more about the great initiative here. My research for…

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Making things: Photobashing as Archaeological Remediation?

I like to draw (badly), I like to take photographs of things (archaeological and non-archaeological, especially with my polaroid camera which everyone mocks me for being a massive…

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Pushing Buttons: Museums and Video-Games

On the 28th of August I was lucky enough to attend the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Pushing Buttons” exhibition with my favourite Australian escapee / epicly awesome game…

The Month That Was September

It has been radio silence from me around these parts for the better part of a month – a function of how ridiculously busy I have been between…

You Can Not Be Accurate: Roll Call

For the past few months the very talented Dave McDonald has been guest posting on this blog – these posts have provided a novel insight into how those…