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Wandering, Travelling, Soul-searching.
Wandering, Travelling, Soul-searching.

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Stringing the Past: An Archaeological Game

Last week I posted some thoughts about the recent archaeogaming unconference. Probably the main thought there was that we can create games that convey a scholarly argument, but we have to figure out what our argument is before we start creating the game.…
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Easily the best presentation I attended at the SAAs this year was Shawn Graham and Andy Reinhard talking about archaeogaming – a merging of games and archaeology. They spoke of virtual realities being simply another medium through which to convey…
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The Norse and the Islamic World: How Unique is this Ring?

There’s been a lot of hype in the last week about a ring worn by a 9th century Viking woman that says, “for Allah” on the glass inlay. Nearly every article discussing the ring says that it confirms contact between Vikings and the Islamic world, because it…
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Art is often subjective. Archaeology usually wants to be objective. How do the two mix? http://www.rantinandrovin.com/2015/03/07/find-truth-ancient-art/ #art #archaeology
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Discovering the exotic in the familiar: Winter Hiking at Roger Williams Park

http://www.rantinandrovin.com/2015/02/03/winter-hiking-roger-williams-park/
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Finding a 19th century farmer's market in Tasmania: A Trip to the Market http://ow.ly/JfOxk via @archaeologymag #australia #archaeology
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Thinking of my home in #Indonesia on this cold, snowy, New England day... http://www.rantinandrovin.com/2012/11/11/the-color-red/
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