Archaeology in Antartica

Cans, Discovery Hut

One of my former students (and current friends!) Allie is working with a biology research team catching fish in Antartica. In her spare time she’s documenting some of the historic structures around McMurdo Station. I don’t want to say too much, as I believe she’s in the early stages of research…but I don’t have to say much, just look at these lovely photos!

R.F. Scott's Terra Nova Hut, Cape Evans, Antartica
Laboratory, R.F. Scott's Terra Nova Hut, Cape Evans, Antartica
Allie, aka Sandwich

I’m amazed…and jealous! Hopefully I’ll get an update about her Antartica project when she gets back.

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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