Category Illustration and Reconstruction Work

Reconstructing Kildalton Chapel: a project with Archaeovision and Islay Heritage

Back in Springtime this year Kieran and I made the trip over to Islay on the west coast of Scotland to conduct a site visit and photogrammetry survey of Kildalton Chapel on behalf of Archaeovision, themselves commissioned by Islay Heritage. Archaeovision were tasked with producing an interactive virtual model of the site representing it both […]

NEoN at the Abandon Normal Devices Festival

Baxter and I are gearing up to make the long drive down to the Castleton in the Peak District for the start of the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival which promises to be rife with “vertical adventures, a roaming biennial of digital culture, new cinema & art.” Sounds intriguing right? We’re excited. We’ll be talking […]

Adventures in Alaska

Last week I returned home after spending just shy of a month working in Quinhagak, Alaska excavating a pre-contact Yup’ik sod house at Nunalleq. I’d known about this dig for a number of years, after Dr Gordon Noble (head of archaeology at Aberdeen Uni) snuck me down to the storeroom to have a peek at […]

Revisiting Rhynie

This year has all been a bit mad working between the university in Dundee and keeping up the freelance heritage work at the same time. So inevitably sharing all the work I’ve been doing has been the last thing on my mind when I have a spare minute and I’ve been mostly spending any down […]

SERF Digital: Gearing up for Going Online

UPDATE: The app is now online and you can explore it via the links on this page! Last week Tessa and I headed through to Edinburgh to give a talk about our work on the Serf Digital project at Historic Environment Scotland (who very kindly supported the initial pilot project and we’re excited to say have granted […]

Some Thoughts on Gaming and Interaction in Archaeology

A week or so ago I travelled down from Dundee to York to do some structured light scanning of an artefact for a heritage company and while I was there I took the opportunity to catch up with the brilliant Tara Copplestone. If you’re up on your blogging archaeologists you may already know Tara as the ‘Gamingarchaeo’ […]

Reflections on Celts

“Reflections on Celts is a partnership tour between National Museums Scotland and the British Museum featuring two Iron Age mirrors, which tell very different stories, and help us to understand the relationships between communities in Britain 2,000 years ago.“ – McManus Galleries, Dundee Very excited to share our film “Above the Law: Dundee Law in […]