Image Cassandre Hartenstein, Institut d'égyptologie de l'université de Strasbourg.

Now and again a project comes up that challenges me to explore a new technique or technology for the first time. One such job came across my desk recently which I thought was certainly worth a wee blog post. Earlier this summer I completed work preparing a number of Egyptian canopic jars from Luxor to be 3D printed. The project […]


Really excited to share a film Baxter and I have been working on over the course of the past year with Dig Ventures and English Heritage. Brendon at Dig Ventures approached us last year with a challenge, should we choose to accept it – using drone footage captured by Adam Stanford (Aerial Cam) and an earlier reconstruction […]

Dream Big illustration by Sasha Prood

As part of the Blogging Archaeology Carnival run by Doug Rocks-Macqueen over at Doug’s Archaeology I’ve been invited to write a wee blog post addressing the theme of “Grand Challenges” for archaeology. As luck would have it I wrote a paper last year addressing the same topic in the context of challenging digital archaeology, so I […]

A view of our Unreal Engine 4 environment of Broadlands Farm (looking over to the tenant houses), complete with a wee Farmall tractor. The doughnuts at the bottom are from the touch screen application.

Right guys – it’s official, after a wee hiatus this year (have been unbelievably busy, all exciting stuff of course) I’m returning to blogging with full force! As most of you know, in the year or so since I finished my PhD I’ve set myself up to operate freelance and have been working on a wide range of […]

Tessa and Alice interrogating the plan drawings of Dun Knock as the interpretation evolves.

Originally posted on Designing Digital Engagements:
The SERF project has been investigating hillforts in Strathearn, Perthshire since 2007.  We have now explored eleven sites and have dug trenches across their surviving ramparts and ditches.  Over the seasons of fieldwork I have become more aware that what we can say about a site is not only…


In between jetting off to Sweden, New Zealand and the USA (hope to get permissions to write a post about what I was up to soon…) over the past month or two I published a paper in the De Gruyter Open Archaeology journal. The journal is open access which is great because it’s peer reviewed and freely available […]


Really excited to be speaking at the Challenge the Past Diversify the Future conference in Gothenburg next week. I’m giving a paper entitled “Beyond Digital Dwelling: Practice-Based Engagements for Interpretive Visualisation in Archaeology” where I’ll be talking about the work we’ve been doing since the Digital Dwelling film, building upon what we learned and further developing […]