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Archaeology is my profession. Naturally, I like to talk about it, because there is so much interesting going on. I also think that Archaeology offers a lot to everyone, young and old.

Banner of the "West Asia in the Center" conference


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Archaeology Personal

Announcement: West Asia in the Center

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2021-11-05

Together with my colleagues from the University of Bochum, Bärbel Morstadt and Aydin Abar, as well as the University of Leiden, Aris Politopoulos, I am organising a three-day digital conference in 2022 called “West Asia in the Center”. I will be about colonialism in the study and depiction of…


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Archaeology Games

The tropes of the first Indiana Jones videogame

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2021-10-01

There have been a lot of videogames with the iconic archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones and I already talked about one of them. Atari released the first game however in 1982. That was one year after the screening of the very first Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark…

Cover of "Receptions of the ANE" by L. Verderame & A. Garcia-Ventura


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Archaeology Book Review

Book Review: Receptions of the Ancient Near East by L. Verderame and A. Garcia-Ventura

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2021-09-24

Doing book reviews for volumes is hard, as I can’t go deep into every single article. So I won’t do that and talk about the general idea behind this volume instead. The volume is a collection of articles concerned with the reception of the Ancient Near East. In other…

Cover of Alison Mickel: Why those who shovel are silent


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Archaeology Book Review

Book Review: Why those who shovel are silent by A. Mickel

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2021-09-03

When I was on excavation in Syria, I was intrigued by the country and its people. To be honest, the first time, it was quiet a culture shock. The second time though was great and the third time too. I loved watching and talking to people from the local…

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Academia Archaeology

Creating a course Pt.1: From idea to layout

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2021-08-27

So I teach at the University of Cologne. As I am part of two MA programmes for Archaeology I have a pretty predefined range of courses I give. Basically they are the same every two semesters. Creating a course is not easy. My position there as an assistant will…

Screenshot of the game "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" showing a fictional South-American Temple


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Archaeology Games

Archaeogaming: An overview

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2021-07-30

Archaeogaming is a new sub-discipline and a mixture of Archaeology and Game Studies. Archaeogaming is a lot of things. What I can say for sure is, that it is getting more and more important. Here, I want to summarise what Archaeogaming has become and how it will be part…

Cover of Dan Hicks book "The Brutish Museums"


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Archaeology Book Review

Book Review: The Brutish Museums by D. Hicks

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2021-07-16

The book Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks is a book about the sacking and looting of Benin city in 1897. It is about the violent display of the looted goods in museums around the world today. Although this book exclusively talks about the looting and illegal art trade of…

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Archaeology Games

Gender roles in videogames – an archaeologists view

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2021-07-02

Archaeogaming is a relatively new term in academia and games culture. It can mean many things. For example excavating in-game, documenting games typologies or also researching the image of archaeology in videogames. You can find some examples in my post about the publication “Communicating the Past”. Therefore, archaeogaming is…

Movie poster of the film "Eternals"


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Archaeology Movies

Why “Eternals” will be a bad movie

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2021-05-28

Later this year, Marvel Studios will release a new movie called “Eternals”. The film features actors like Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington and many more. The Eternals are an alien race that lived on earth for thousands of years, supposedly without interaction. Just now,…

Hand drawn reconstruction of Ashur from northeast. View of the towering Ashur temple


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Archaeology

The reconstruction of the Ashur Temple

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2021-04-30

Since last summer, I am working part-time for the German Archaeological Institute as a research associate in a project called GlAssur. The project focuses on the Glazed Bricks in Ashur (German: Assur). I work on a reconstruction of the temple. This way, the façades of glazed bricks, that are…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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