Earlier this month, I attended the South American Archaeology Seminar, hosted bi-annually at UCL by Dr Bill Sillar. These sessions are an outlet for a broad variety of interests and terrific original research stemming from archaeologists working South America and the Caribbean, yet the overlap with archaeological computing is a surprisingly rare occurrence. A welcome [...] [...]
In classical Greek, an idiôtês (ἰδιώτης) is a private individual, as opposed to someone acting in an official capacity as a member of a community. From the unskilled or amateur actions of an ἰδιώτης comes the later sense we use in English.
Everything I post on this blog I do as an idiôtês; sometimes, too, as an idiot. When I vented my frustration with the way PhD programs are failing our graduate students, I made the mistake of trying to present my critique as satire. I should have realized that people currently enduring the horrible stress of the academic job market might misread this as criticism of the job candidates. No one should fault new PhDs for the impossible situation they find themselves in: a better writer than I should still highlight how PhD programs in the humanities are failing their graduate students.
To any one who found my prior post in poor taste or offensive, I apologize. Since comments can seem insignificant when buried beneath a post, I wanted to elevate this note to a post of its own. [...]
This Late Bronze Age (LBA) stela was found many years ago in a country-estate located in the Guadalquivir Valley (South Spain). Last September David Wheatley (University of Southampton), Leonardo García Sanjuán (University of Seville) and I have conducted fieldwork on the site where it was found (see also: previous post). We have also applied advanced [...] [...]
While fieldwalking the country-estate of Mirasiviene, where the eponymous Late Bronze Stela was found (see: RTI shedding new light on Iberian Late Bronze Age stelae and RTI & the Late Bronze Age stela of Mirasiviene), we located an exceptional settlement. This is one of the many pottery sherds found on its surface. This sherd is [...] [...]
This decorated stela was found some years ago nearby the town of Montoro, in the Middle Guadalquivir Valley (Córdoba, South Spain). In September, David Wheatley (University of Southampton), Leonardo García Sanjuán (University of Seville) and I have conducted fieldwork to inspect the place where it was found and we have also applied enhanced techniques to [...] [...]
This intriguing stone has been found by Joshua Pollard (University of Southampton) and his team during fieldwork on a site called Kellah Burn, in Northumberland, UK. The stone seems to have been initially used as a quern. Afterwards, the quern was decorated with this beautiful wavy motif. David Wheatley and I have applied RTI to [...] [...]
As one of the Estonian newspaper stated, it could be the oldest erotic image found in Estonia. It is an engraving on the wall of the old church in Lüllemäe. To get a better “reading” of the image we used RTI technique to document it. Here are some example screenshots below, interactive image can be [...] [...]
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