063 - CIFA2018 - Tariq Mian

Another interview with great insight into the archaeology sector in the UK. Towergate Insurance has been providing its services to archaeologists for over 20 years and they have gained a great understanding of archaeologists and the industry as a whole.




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0034 - Pecos 2016 - Pecos Posters: The Moon, Shrines, and Chaco with Robert Weiner

“An Investigation into Possible Lunar Alignments of Prehistoric Shrine-Sites at Chaco Canyon” by Anna Sofaer, William Stone, and Robert Weiner The Solstice Project and Brown University There are more than enormous pueblos and beautiful artifacts at the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. There are also a number of C-shaped, circular, and cairn masonry structures situated on elevated positions near and throughout Chaco Canyon. These structures appear to have been intentionally interrelated on alignments to the major standstill moon. Since there are deposits of turquoise and other artifacts at these structures, it’s thought that they may be shrines. Consequently, the shrines suggest a level of lunar astronomical expression in Chaco culture through architectural alignments. *Please note: The poster session was absolutely packed, so the background noise on the recording is quite loud



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0024 - NAA2016 - Webster - Future of Field Survey

This is the paper presented by Chris Webster at the Nevada Archaeological Association conference in Ely, Nevada on April 22, 2016. Here is the abstract:

In 2015, DIGTECH surveyed 45,000 acres in desert and "Great Basin" like environments. We used Apple iPad Minis to record over 250 prehistoric and historic sites and over 1500 isolated finds. We had field technicians using California DPR forms that we created for $9 software from the Apple Appstore. Now, we're helping to re-invent the first phase of digital archaeology and will bring ALL phases of archaeology and beyond into the forefront of field data collection and management.

Special thanks to Michael Ashley for joining up my audio and my slides!

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0023 - HHC2016 - Dave Parham

Dave  is an experienced archaeologist and diver / diving supervisor who has directed maritime archaeological projects that range in date from the Bronze Age to the Second World War and in scope from strategic studies to extensive field investigations. He has worked extensively throughout the British Isles as well as the Baltic, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. His research interests focus on the archaeology of seafaring and ship construction of all periods but can extend into underwater cultural heritage management on occasions.

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0021 - HHC2016 - Alison McCandlish

 “Hidden Heritage- Unseen, Unknown, Undervalued, Untold”

A PhD student in cultural planning at UWS, with a background in town planning (BA Hons), heritage conservation (MSc), Education (TQFE) and creative media (MA), having worked in various Local Authorities in North East England and the West of Scotland and as a Teaching Fellow for Historic Scotland. She is a chartered town planner (MRTPI), Full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and member of the Associaion of Illustrators (AoI). Her academic research interests centre around community engagement and heritage management through using digital and artistic methods.   She writes a twice-weekly newsblog for the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and runs an award winning freelance digital interpretation and illustration practice.

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0019 - HHC2016 - James Wright

 “Cultural anxieties and ritual protection in early modern high status houses”

James is a Senior Buildings Archaeologist and Historic Stone Specialist at the Museum of London Archaeology. He has worked on building recording projects at the Tower of London, Palace of Westmimster, Southwark Cathedral, Knole and the largest, yet least known, Mediaeval royal palace at Kings Clipstone in Sherwood Forest. James is a self-confessed historic graffiti nerd and conducts surveys, teaches workshops and writes about the hopes, fears and desires of the people of the past hidden in plain sight on the walls of our buildings.

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0017 - HHC2016 - Kathryn Banfield

 “Hidden Skills; Hidden Dangers: Addressing the skills gaps in the traditional building sector”

Kathryn manages the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle, with responsibility for programme development as well as delivery of training and raising awareness of the heritage construction sector. Her formal training is in Archaeology (BA Hons) and Heritage Management (MA), with an interest in historic buildings, specifically traditional skills training, being developed during her time at North of England Civic Trust working on the Heritage Skills Initiative. Kathryn has delivered training programmes on a wide range of private and grant funded projects as well as coordinating awareness raising events such as the Heritage Skills Festival in the North East and, more recently, 1000 Years of Traditional Crafts in Lincoln. She sits on the Heritage Practice Training Programme Advisory Board and the Advisory Group for SPAB’s Maintenance Cooperative project in Lincolnshire. Kathryn is an Affiliate member of IHBC working towards her Associate membership.

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0014 - HHC2016 - David M Bruce

“Hidden in plain view”

Visiting Research Fellow in Tourism at University of West of England (Formerly Principal Lecturer, Bristol Business School, UWE); Academic Adviser to European Walled Towns (EWT) formerly the Walled Towns Friendship Circle: researching – their history, tourism and sustainable development as well as the archives of the EWT itself . David also research’s 19th Century Tourism history associated with Baedeker, Murray and other Guide books. David has also worked on and led bids and projects funded by the European Commission and British Council. He has lectured in tourism at Bristol Polytechnic, now University of West of England, Bristol 1983 -2008, leading field study trips in England, Wales and across Europe. I have been external examiner for tourism at Staffordshire, Manchester Met, (Masters degrees) and Swansea Met (UG) Universities.
Before 1983, David was a Marketing Manager and Transport Planner with National Bus Company in Chester, Oxford and London. Studying History, Economics and Town Planning at St Andrews (MA) and Edinburgh (MPhil) Universities (thesis on ‘Pedestrian Priority Shopping Streets’ 1975) professionally qualified in Town Planning (MRTPI to 2012), Transport (MCILT) and Tourism (MTS).

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