Category Archives: Archaeosightings

Memories of Müll

“Thank you for littering” – “Danke, dass ihr Müll macht”, steht in Gold auf seinem T-Shirt. Justin Gignac freut sich, wenn Leute ihren Abfall einfach auf der Straße fallen lassen. Denn er macht Geld damit. Packt mehrere ausgewählte Stücke in … Continue reading

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Primitive!

Two weeks ago, the EAA Executive Board and the EJA Editorial Board met for their annual spring meeting over a weekend in Prague. These are very intense working days but in the evening there is time for more informal discussions. … Continue reading

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Female Terracotta Warriors

Regarded as the important symbol of the Chinese cultural treasure, Terra-cotta Warriors, one of the eighth wonders of the world, were hidden underground buried with Emperor in Qin Dynasty for over two millennia. But now another army, made of women … Continue reading

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Teddybear Archaeology

Christmas window display at Kaufhof Galeria, Cologne, Hohe Strasse. Photograph by Geoff Carver 2006. Has anybody seen anything like this elsewhere in the world? Please send an image!

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Digging for the TRUTH?

Seen in SoHo, New York City, January 2006:

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Archaeology of a van starts on Monday

The fast emerging field of Contemporary Archaeologies appears to stop at nothing: a small research project will begin on Monday investigating the former archaeology unit van at Ironbridge. And this is precisely the point – anything could be studied archaeologically!

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Recently unearthed e-mail reveals what life was like in 1995

A report in the Onion: “We’re very excited by this find, because only by understanding our e-mail past can we hope to understand our e-mail present and future,” said Northwestern University archaeology professor Lane Caspari, who has been leading the … Continue reading

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The first archaeologist was an ape!

While Troels and I are waiting for the publication of the first issue of the European Journal of Archaeology (since this blog began in March), so that we can start discussing both the reviews and other papers, I came across … Continue reading

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Gold rush in the Yukon

I wrote earlier that I was disappointed by the gold rush heritage that meets (or rather does not meet) the visitor in Skagway, Alaska. I was very impressed, on the other hand, by what I saw in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. … Continue reading

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Gold rush in Skagway

I am back from North America visiting family and a few goldrush sites in Alaska and the Yukon (see my entry from 22 May). To make it short, my visit to Skagway, Alaska was a disappointment — despite (or maybe … Continue reading

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