The Archaeology Indies


If you’re in the Yay area, and are so inclined, join me at the Presidio Officers’ Club tonight at 7pm, where we celebrate Archaeology Month in California with a presentation of short “indie” films by archaeologists. I’ll be presenting my first short film, “Skeuomorphs.”

Here’s the official announcement:

Archaeology Indies

Curious to learn more about local archaeology and archaeologists? This evening will feature a line-up of short films by Bay Area archaeology students and professionals who have conducted research at sites throughout California and the world. Filmmakers will discuss their projects and the challenges of presenting an unfiltered view of the past. We invite you to join us for an evening of discovery.

Films and Panelists:

Pathways to Archaeology – Rob Edwards, Cabrillo College

Privy to the Past – Sonoma State University Anthropological Studies Center & California Dept. of Transportation

Skeuomorphs – Colleen Morgan, University of California, Berkeley

Finding a Voice – Eric Blind, Presidio Trust

Remember Me, but Ah! Forget My Fate – Ruth Tringham, University of California, Berkeley

More information here:

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.

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