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The Future of Archaeology Blogging

It’s the final month of Doug’s #Blogarch archaeology blogging carnival and although I didn’t write an entry for February due to a lack of free time (and inspiration), I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this community blogging event and would like to thank Doug for organising it. It’s been a pleasure. Over the past few months I’ve written about my reasons for blogging about archaeology, my love-hate relationship with blogging, and the blog’s best ... [Continue Reading]

March 23, 2014 // 4 Comments

The Best & Worst of The Archaeology of Tomb Raider

It’s January so that means we’re now into the third month of the Blogging Archaeology blog carnival. In November, we talked about our reasons for blogging and in December, we talked about the positive and negative aspects of blogging. This time around, Doug has asked us to reflect on what we consider our best (or worst) blog posts. He left this open to interpretation so each blogger has approached the topic from a different angle. Some have gone for a more quantitative approach, ... [Continue Reading]

January 19, 2014 // 11 Comments

My Love-Hate Relationship With Blogging

We’re into the second month of the Blogging Archaeology blog carnival and what an amazing event it’s turning out to be. Over 60 bloggers took part in the last month’s session, in which we were all asked to explain why we blog about archaeology. The responses were as diverse as the authors themselves. Some started their blogs as a way to share their research with a wider audience while others, such as Graecomuse, simply wanted to cut through the romanticised view that the ... [Continue Reading]

December 15, 2013 // 17 Comments

Why I Blog About Archaeology (and Tomb Raider)

Doug, author of the blog Doug’s Archaeology, will be hosting a blogging carnival on the subject of archaeology and blogging in the lead-up to next year’s Society for American Archaeology (SAA) conference. Each month, Doug will post a question on his blog and invite other bloggers to share their thoughts and opinions on certain issues. This sounded like a fantastic initiative to address the role of blogging in archaeology so I decided to join in the fun and share my own (dare I say ... [Continue Reading]

November 6, 2013 // 13 Comments

The Day of Archaeology: Thoughts of an Aspiring Archaeologist

Today’s the Day of Archaeology and, despite my busy schedule, I couldn’t help getting involved in this exciting community blogging event. Here’s the short piece I wrote for the 2013 event: “I often feel like I missed my true calling as an archaeologist. Despite being attracted to archaeology and ancient civilisations from an early age, I was dissuaded from a career in archaeology by teachers who warned me that there was no future in studying the past. It’s too late to ... [Continue Reading]

July 26, 2013 // 8 Comments

The Day of Archaeology

Those of you on Twitter may have already heard about the Day of Archaeology. But for those of you who haven’t heard of it before, the Day of Archaeology is a communal blogging project which aims to give the public a better insight into the daily lives of archaeologists and heritage workers around the world. Once a year, archaeologists and archaeology students are invited to write about their exploits in the field, workplace or classroom to show that there’s more to archaeology than ... [Continue Reading]

April 30, 2013 // 3 Comments