Category Archives: Recently read

Comments about papers or books we have recently come across outside the EJA.

Amateur research and academic legitimacy

I received a CD the other day from Jack Dempsey, a writer in Massachussetts. His own homepage is called http://ancientgreece-earlyamerica.com/. He claims to have discovered an “Ancient Key to Western Time and Politics” in an astronomical re-interpretation of the Minoan … Continue reading

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Book series "Women – Research – Archaeology"

A German-language series by and for women in archaeological and gender studies. The series is edited by FemArcEdition, a subsidiary of the Network of Women in Archaeology. Books can be ordered via its website or – from Volume 4 onwards … Continue reading

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Public Archaeology Swedish-style

Svanberg, Fredrik and Katty H. Wahlgren (2007) Publik Arkeologi. Lund: Nordic Academic Press. 152 pp., illustrations (many in colour), pbk, ISBN 978-91-89116-96-2, SEK 169 (= ca € 18). Order here. Public archaeology is a fast growing area of Anglophone archaeology, … Continue reading

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Review: Gould, Disaster Archaeology

Alfredo Gonzalez Ruibal posted an interesting review on Archaeolog: Richard J. Gould: Disaster Archaeology, The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2007, ISBN 978-0-87480-894-0, 288 p., 55 figures, 5 tables, cloth. Richard Gould’s new book shows us the usefulness … Continue reading

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The Truth about Hansel and Gretel

A classic archaeological parody by Hans Traxler is available again in a cheap German Reclam edition. “Die Wahrheit über Hänsel und Gretel” (The Truth about Hansel and Gretel) was inspired by Ceram’s “Götter, Gräber und Gelehrte” (Gods, Graves and Scholars) … Continue reading

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CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship

Just discovered that the journal CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship, published by the US National Park Service is freely available online in full, starting with Vol 1, Number 1, Fall 2003. The title of the journal is a bit … Continue reading

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Anthropology Matters! – But does Archaeology?

I recently read Shirley Fedorak’s new book Anthropology Matters! It is about the relevance of anthropology in our everyday lives as human beings in the Western world. The best chapters discuss questions such as these: Of What Use is Anthropology … Continue reading

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Review: Marek Dulinicz, Frühe Slawen…

Der Band basiert auf der Habilitationsschrift von Marek Dulinicz, die in Polen bereits vor einiger Zeit unter dem Titel KsztaÅ‚towanie siÄ™ SÅ‚owiaÅ„szczyzny Północno-Zachodniej. Studium archeologiczne (Warszawa 2001) erschienen ist, in den vergangenen Jahren jedoch wesentlich ausgebaut und um zahlreiche Literaturangaben … Continue reading

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Vitor's blog

Vitor Oliveira Jorge, EAA member and Professor of Archaeology at Porto, has launched his own blog containing all sorts of information on archaeological events but also music and some of his own poetry. Most is in Portuguese. http://trans-ferir.blogspot.com/

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Excavating Heidegger…

Matthew Edgeworth published an essay, beautifully illustrated by Fotis Ifantidis, about “THE CLEARING: Heidegger and Excavation” on Stanford’s Archaeolog. He concludes: The fact that Husserl and Heidegger – and later Merleau-Ponty – all employed archaeological metaphors to help elucidate the … Continue reading

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