UAVs (drones) in Archaeology – Gai Jorayev

Many thanks to Gai Jorayev for giving the first ‘Off the Record’ seminar of the term in which he explored the use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, ‘drones’) in Archaeology. Gai described the use of UAVs in a wide range of projects in the Institute, including the Ancient Merv Project and in Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania),…

Off the Record – Intangible landscapes: measuring the acoustics of rock art sites in the Central and Western Mediterranean, 18th October

We are very pleased to welcome Tommaso Mattioli (University of Barcelona) and Margarita Díaz-Andreu (ICREA and University of Barcelona) to give an ‘Off the Record’ World Archaeology Section seminar, on Wednesday 18th October, 5-6pm, in room 209.  Intangible landscapes: measuring the acoustics of rock art sites in the Central and Western Mediterranean For some time…

Off the Record – Friday 16th June

Beyond the comfort zone: challenging the colonial and neo-colonial in contemporary Nile valley archaeology – Claudia Näser Tourists in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, photograph: Pieter Collet The next ‘Off the Record’ lunchtime seminar will be given by Claudia Näser on Friday 16th June at 12.30pm in room 410. Claudia Näser currently is a…

Off the Record – Tuesday 14th March

A reminder about Tuesday’s ‘Off the Record’ seminar, which will be given by Ana Vale. Species of spaces. Sherds and other fragments in the construction of a Chalcolithic walled enclosure, Castanheiro do Vento (NE Portugal) Ana Vale is a postdoctoral researcher funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology at the Centre of Archaeology, Arts…

Lecture: The Wonderful Things of Punt: Excavations at the 12th Dynasty Harbor of Saww, Modern Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, Egypt – 2nd March

This Thursday, 2nd March, Kathryn Bard (Boston University) will give a lecture in G6, Institute of Archaeology 5-6pm:  The Wonderful Things of Punt: Excavations at the 12th Dynasty Harbor of Saww, Modern Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, Egypt Sponsored by the World Archaeology Section. Archaeological investigations were conducted 2001 to 2011 at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, Egypt, the site of…

Off the Record – Species of Spaces

We are looking forward to welcoming Ana Vale to give the next ‘Off the Record’ lunchtime seminar on Tuesday 14th March, 1-2pm, in room 612. Ana Vale is a postdoctoral researcher funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology at the Centre of Archaeology, Arts and Heritage Sciences, and University of Porto, Portugal. Her research…