materiality in archaeology

Following a recent visit to The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, as part of a University course, I succeeded in producing an complimentary essay in relation to the theoretical formatting of General Pitt River's collection. The term "materiality" has several meanings across a range of subjects. In archaeology it is an approach studying past human …

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Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

As part of a university module, regarding theoretical archaeology, myself and fellow students were taken for a field trip to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. This FREE museum contains a fabulous collection of anthropological and archaeological artefacts . The initial collection was donated by Lt-General Pitt Rivers in 1884. gifting over 18,000 objects his only demands …

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An essay on the faults of the antiquities trade…

I wrote this essay as an assignment for a current University module I am taking and received an unexpectedly good mark. It was an incredibly interesting and insightful moral debate about the nature of the global antiquates trade. I used my previous knowledge about the looting of artefacts from the Middle East and North Africa …

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Wishing a Happy 258th Birthday to the British Museum

Ok so I may be a few years too late for the big 250th but in defence I was 10 at the time... The British museum is one of the most iconic and visited museums in the world. No trip to London would be complete without wondering around the galleries for a few hours at …

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A week at the Mary Rose

Doing work experience often means becoming an 'office slave' for a time. My week at the Mary Rose, in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, has disproved this. Working with their team of dedicated volunteers and educators I've had an immersive and interesting week, diving into the discovery and preservation of The Mary Rose. walking around with Robert, …

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Barbados national museum

Of course when your on a sports tour with your school the first thing you want to do is visit the local museum and drag your whole team along with you. The museum was held within the old military prison in old Bridgetown. This building was abiously colonial and defiantly military - shown by the …

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