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Maeshowe, Skara Brae and an evolution of the plan…

Before I get going with this post it’s probably a good idea to mention that the original structure of the project has evolved a little over the past few days. Originally I had intended for us to conduct the fieldwork together before separating at the creative stage of visualisation in order to produce three separate […]

Visualising Skara Brae: A collaborative project in archaeological visualisation

I’m sat at my desk in the DDS today looking longingly out at the rain, anticipating the week of fieldwork ahead of me and the pure joy that can only come with the knowledge that as of tomorrow it is socially acceptable for me to wear waterproof trousers all day, every day for a whole week. I […]

Thinking beyond the Tool…in press!

“Thinking beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing & the Interpretive Process” has gone to press! This wondrous tome contains my very first ever officially published paper from TAG 2010 and is possibly the most exciting thing EVER! I’m told copies should hopefully be available at CAA 2012 in Southampton in March!

Roll Up Roll Up – Alice is giving a seminar lecture on Jan 25th!

Yes friends it’s true! On Wednesday 25th January I’ll be giving the weekly departmental seminar between 4 and 5pm. The seminars are held in the lecture theatre in the archaeology department (Room 109, Gregory Building, University of Glasgow, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QQ). My paper is entitled “Visualisation and the Interpretive Process: An Investigation into the Practice of Archaeological […]

TAG 2011

Another year and another excellent TAG (Theoretical Archaeology Group) conference, this year at the University of Birmingham. Catriona Cooper and I’s session seemed to go down very well and sparked some brilliant discussion! Opening the session was Aaron Watson who presented his paper “Invisible Monuments” which discussed the issues surrounding the collection of ‘objective’ archaeological […]

CAA 2012 Call for Papers!

Catriona Cooper and I are holding another session at CAA 2012 in Southampton continuing on from our upcoming TAG session… “Maintaining a Dialogue between Observation and Visualisation” Session Code: Theory4 “From creativity comes innovation and this innovation in archaeological interpretation can uncover new avenues of thinking allowing new questions to be uncovered and examined. But […]

Some views from the hike, looking across the mountain range and looking back up to the quarries from the valley.

Thinking Big – Some Landscape Archaeology in Cumbria

Some of you may remember a post I published a few months ago where I discussed a trip to the Kelvingrove Museum with artist and archaeologist Aaron Watson? Well we decided to keep the dialogue going and last week I visited Aaron for a few days in Lancaster and we spent our time visiting sites […]