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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.

A typewriter spelling out the words "Stories matter". Photo by Suzy Hazelwood


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Archaeology Personal

The journey of writing a book – Part 1

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2023-03-17

So technically I already wrote a book: my PhD, which I published online in German in 2022. Also technically, I am not really writing a new book. I simply want to rewrite my German PhD into an English (and understandable) version. So is this really a hard thing to…

A data centre showing a bunch of harddrives. Photo by panumas nikhomkhai


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Archaeology

Sharing is Caring: The concept of Open Science

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2023-03-03

Open Science is an ever-evolving concept that seeks to promote access to scientific research outputs, such as data and publications, in an effort to increase transparency, reproducibility, and collaboration. I just read two articles about the FAIR and CARE principles and I really liked them.

What does Open Science mean?

Archaeology,…

The Banquet Scene | © The Trustees of the British Museum


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My trip to London Part 2

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2023-02-10

So I already wrote about my partly failed trip to London last year. As I was not able to do the scans I wanted. I was able to do them now and I took over 2.600 photos resulting in over 156GB of data. What for? Well for the most…

Screenshot of the game Civilisation VI of the wonder Etemenanki


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Archaeology Games

The Wonders of Civilisation VI

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2023-02-03

West Asia has long been a cradle of civilisations, and this is no different in Firaxis’ game Civilization VI. The game offers a detailed look at the wonders of the region, and how they compare to their real-world counterparts. In particular, the wonders of West Asia provide many opportunities…

Wall-E holding a plant. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash


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Machine Learning in Archaeology

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2023-01-13

Last Wednesday, I listened to a talk by Alex Brandsen of the University of Leiden (@alex_brandsen) about his dissertation and a follow-up project. He uses Machine Learning to make vast amounts of excavation reports from commercial archaeology in the Netherlands actually usable. As my interest was sparked, I started…

Reconstruction drawing of Nimroud


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Academia Archaeology Personal

My PhD: From Layard to Lara Croft

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2022-12-02

I published my PhD “From Layard to Lara Croft”, which feels unreal somehow, but there it is, my own work. 275 pages, 50 plates, 3 years of work. Obviously, I am very happy about this, as the process of publishing took quiet a while. Not to speak of the…

The entrance hall of the British Museum. Photo by Nicolas Lysandrou on Unsplash


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My trip to the British Museum in London

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2022-11-18

So last weekend I went to the British Museum in London for work. Unfortunately, due to some circumstances, I couldn’t proceed as planned and have to return in January. But on the other hand, I had some time to have a look at a couple of museums while I…

Two RTI-Domes on a table


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My trip to the German Textiles Museum and RTI

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2022-08-19

As a last stop of many journeys this summer, I was visiting the German Textiles Museum in Krefeld. In my backpack (well in my van), I had two RTI-Domes to make a photographic documentation of different types of textiles. The textiles were wonderful, but will RTI reveal something new?

The…

This image shows a wall full of Pac-Man ghosts, part of a videogame.


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Creating a course Pt.3: Interim report

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2022-06-03

So I wrote about creating a course Part 1 and Part 2 already and this is Part 3. In my interdisciplinary course different student groups want to create an Archaeogame. I give the course together with my colleague from Digital Humanities. Last Monday, we had an interim meeting. The…

Point Cloud of a lithic artefact


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New publication: Structured light, Structure from Motion and lithic artefacts

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2022-04-01

So recently, I have published a new article together with Gianpiero di Maida of the Neanderthal Museum in Germany. The article is about his project called DISAPALE, but also about the comparison between a Structured Light Scanner and Structure from Motion. Wait, what?

Structured Light Scanner

So a structured light scanner…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, 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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