Category Inspiration

Some stills from the SERF Digital hillforts project.

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’ […]

These boots were happy to be back in the hills again, trudging through their first snow of the winter to hunt down some Cumbrian archaeology!

Searching for Somethings: A Return to the Lake District

For some time now I’ve been itching to get my head back into my own research, but between working in the 3DVisLab most of the week and freelance on client-led projects the rest it can be tricky finding the space to think in depth about anything other than the task in hand. To be fair, that ‘task in […]

Dream Big illustration by Sasha Prood

Grand Challenges for Digital Archaeology

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 […]

The monastery.

Three Days at Petra

First off, a disclaimer that this post isn’t particularly research focussed so if you’re allergic to fun turn away now…still with me? Ok. Last week I returned from a fantastic adventure to the Middle East where I visited one of the ‘New Seven Wonders’ of the world – the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in Jordan. […]

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Stonework

Originally posted on Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper:
Here’s a lovely thing. It’s a poem about an ancient place, by Mark Edmonds and Rose Ferraby – or as Mark describes it, “words by me, images by the two of us” – in the form of an illustrated book. It’s mostly the story of the making of…

The final image after some toning and tweaking in Photoshop.

Mesolithic Man: A Weekend Spent Eyebrow-Wrangling

For a little while now every so often I’ll take an afternoon or (if I really get into the zone) a weekend to spend some time working on small projects I’ve set for myself to practice and improve my skills in particular areas of my CGI work. Often when I’m working on reconstruction projects I […]

Don Valley Figurines, British Museum.

Thinking About Ice Age Art at the British Museum.

*Spoiler alert: for anyone who has yet to see the exhibition and doesn’t want to have too much revealed before they go read with caution!* This week I’ve been hard at work finishing off one of my thesis chapters where I spend a little time discussing the significance of art and archaeology. Consequently, I found myself […]