These are the ‘experts’ that assisted Nat Geo’s “Nazi War Diggers” in Latvia. These are their own videos of their work. Horrible practice, disrespectful treatment of human remains, and sieg heiling over artefacts are only some aspects of the very, very troubling ethical and methodological concerns over the show. Archaeology is always embedded in politics, and this show is a nexus of many problematic issues with conflict archaeology of the modern world. Let Nat Geo know your feelings:
Russell Barnes, executive producer at ClearStory, production company that made and sold the show to Nat Geo
Betty Hudson Head PR person for National Geographic
Victoria Kirker National Geographic Channel International
Ruin Lust, an exhibition at Tate Britain from 4 March 2013, offers a guide to the mournful, thrilling, comic and perverse uses of ruins in art from the seventeenth century to the present day.
2015 is the year of Scottish archaeology and the folks at DigIt! 2015 are officially launching the project (and its website) TODAY at Rouken Glen Park. LoveArch will be there - will you?
Free software for Android: bioarchs, osteos and forensic types take note:”Talus aggregates dozens of the most commonly used bioprofiling methodologies into one easy-to-navigate mobile application. The app is designed to help analyze human skeletal material without having to rely upon dozens of physical articles and books.”
A BRONZE Age grave uncovered in the Highlands has revealed the remains of a woman in her forties who was suffering from toothache before she died 4,000 years ago.
Archaeologists from Glasgow-based Guard Archaeology were called in when a cist – a stone burial chest – was inadvertently…