Archaeology in Action Update

Whew–life has been a whirlwind lately.  I turned in my dissertation prospectus yesterday and much of the other surrounding paperwork, but I still have a lot to catch up on while I study for my orals.  I also had a wonderful time with a certain visiting archaeologist who brought me my very own MoLAS manual–a princely gift now that the dollar is worthless.

In the meantime, the Archaeology in Action group on Flickr has been hoppin’.


Here is one of several great shots of a large, open excavation from Kassandrus in Guda, South Holland.  It looks like they’re turning up the footings of several buildings and some interesting burials.

Archäologie im Markt

Jens-Olaf documents the excavation of an old market street in Gimhae, South Korea. I love that he also got a look at the paperwork:

Archäologie im Markt XI

There’s good photos of the stratigraphy and some interesting tools as well, if you click through to check out the rest of the photostream.

Archaeologists tools

There’s also a few photos of the excavations going on at Stonehenge from Paul Cripps. The BBC Timewatch website has video, news, and a discussion forum, but it’s nice to get this more “personal” look.  I wish the quality of the photos was higher though, and that the photos were licensed under Creative Commons, but you can’t have everything, I suppose.

As always, please submit your excavation shots to the Archaeology in Action group on flickr!

Author: colleenmorgan

Dr. Colleen Morgan (ORCID 0000-0001-6907-5535) is the Lecturer in Digital Archaeology and Heritage in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She conducts research on digital media and archaeology, with a special focus on embodiment, avatars, genetics and bioarchaeology. She is interested in building archaeological narratives with emerging technology, including photography, video, mobile and locative devices. Through archaeological making she explores past lifeways and our current understanding of heritage, especially regarding issues of authority, authenticity, and identity.

7 thoughts on “Archaeology in Action Update”

  1. The photos from Korea were luck. The group of excavators in the old market street are very openminded. Others are reluctant when doing photos for public. Especially when it shows their scientific work.

  2. I was visiting some of the southern Yucatan sites a few years back (I want to say Xpujil specifically) with a bunch of field school students. There was an excavation going on, and the head archaeologist flipped out on us for trying to take pictures, or even look into the excavations.

  3. To add another media to the photo with the sketch-book. This is an overview from the same scene with a one minute video. You can see him drawing during the digging goes on.

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