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Ur fry

Just one week into the excavation and we’ve invented a desperate new sport for the afternoons – Zembil Ball. This involves standing on the drive throwing a football into the top of a stack of zembils (rubber buckets made from used car tyres) from increasing distances. 481 more words

Archaeology

A TWELFTH CENTURY TRAGEDY

VANISHING LIVES

I talk often about having to approach archaeological work with a sense of humanity, and in a case like this, compassion. This grave, tentatively dated to the twelfth century, once cleaned for documentation, revealed a tragedy whose details will probably never fully come to light. 378 more words

Photography

Amara West 2015: necklace lost in the garden?


Manuela Lehmann, archaeologist (Freie Universität Berlin)


Kate Fulcher and I combined efforts to reveal a necklace found nestled next to garden plots found beneath the side room of house D11.1. 127 more words

New Kingdom

BEFORE THE INTERNET, The Musée Imag­inaire, THE MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS

As stated in ArtInfo,

Malraux’s longest-running project was the “Imaginary Museum” (“le Musee imaginaire”), an archive that he began in 1947.

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Layers

Article: Levantine cranium from Manot Cave (Israel), the first European modern humans?

New evidence from the Levantine region further suggests that neanderthals and modern homo sapiens were living in the same area (in Levantine region) at the same time! 80 more words

Anthropology

Ifugao Rice Terraces in Banaue, Ifugao: A Living Archaeological Treasure

Protecting culture is protecting the nation.

Alas! The Christmas vacation leg was about to end and before we go back home from a week-long stay in Sagada, Mountain Province, my friends and I decided also to visit another famous tourist destination in the Cordillera region.  333 more words

Philippines

This blog documents my progression through academia as a visual artist. I am currently undertaking a Practice-led PhD in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.

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Art