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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 screenshot of Flint Dibble during the Roe Rogan Experience podcast.


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Dibble vs. Hancock

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2024-05-03

A while ago I ranted about a then new Netflix show called Ancient Apocalypse created and moderated by Graham Hancock. Naturally, I wasn’t the only archaeologist discussing this show and many more spoke out. One of them was Flint Dibble, a scholar currently affiliated with Cardiff University, who also…

3D render of the Ashurbanipal Banquet Scene | © Sebastian Hageneuer with kind permission of The British Museum


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Academia Archaeology

Presentation about the Banquet Scene of Ashurbanipal

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2024-04-19

A couple days ago I was presenting about my project on the Banquet Scene of Ashurbanipal to an audience. As I am in the midst of the project itself, I wasn’t sure what to talk about really. I therefore just told the story how I started, what I have…

The photo shows the relief BM124794 of the British Museum, where Elamite nobles bring presents to the Neo-Assyrian king Assurbanipal.


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A new trip to the British Museum

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2024-03-29

So I have already reported about my first visit and my second visit at the BM. There, I scanned the Ashurbanipal relief. I was also in Berlin and Leiden to scan further fragments of the same relief. This week I returned to the British Museum to scan yet another…

The image shows a small river and residential buildings in Leiden, the Netherlands.


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My trip to Leiden

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2024-03-15

So this week I made a trip to Leiden, the Netherlands, as part of my “Queen’s Garden Relief Project”. The first day I was visiting the faculty of Archaeology and the second day, I was at the Rijksmuseum von Oudheden, where I was scanning a particular piece of the…

The image shows shelfs after shelfs of archaeological finds. Photo: Sebasitan Hageneuer


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My trip to the Vorderasiatisches Museum

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2024-03-01
So the VAM is the “Vorderasiatisches Museum” in Berlin. I went to their archive to do some scanning and it was quite a view. The archive definitely reminds me of that end scene of the first Indiana Jones movie, although I couldn’t find the covenant…
This image shows the place I worked in with a lot of different gear. Foremost, you see two RTI domes that I used for scanning.


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Meet and Greet: Doing RTI in Austria

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2024-02-23

Last week I was at another project meeting in Bregenz, Austria. I was there to collect some more data for the Meet and Greet project that I am currently involved in. This time, I scanned a bunch of animal bones from excavations in Austria to evaluate the benefits of…

Title cover of the Indiana Jones video game "The Great Circle". Machine Games, LucasArts.


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Archaeology Games

The Great Circle

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2024-01-26

There it is. 15 years after the last Indiana Jones video game (except some strange pinball and LEGO games) we will get a new one. It will have an original story and the teaser looks absolutely stunning. “Indiana Jones and the Great Circle” is supposed to come out this…

A screen full of programming code. Photo by Shahadat Rahman on Unsplash


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A CIDOC CRM workshop

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2024-01-19

This week I partly participated in a two-day CIDOC CRM workshop led by Stephen Stead, who is actively participating in creating and developing this ontology. I knew a bit about CIDOC CRM before, but also learnt a lot, especially for my own projects.

What is CIDOC CRM?

The CIDOC Conceptual Reference…

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


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Small project funded!

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2024-01-05

I have good news! Before Christmas, I did apply for a small funding scheme to finance a sub-project of mine. I got the news that it got funded! This is great as it allows me to travel to three museums to do some scanning and using the data to…

This screenshot from Unity shows the plug-in XPresS XR in action assembling a display in a virtual museum


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Archaeology Technology

Virtual Exhibitions

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2023-12-15

In a recent presentation by Stefan Krmnicek, Kevin Körner, and Luca Dreiling, I learned about a team of the University of Tübingen (Germany) that developed a Unity plug-in for creating virtual exhibitions. The tool provides assets and options for creating a virtual exhibition very quickly and easily and in…

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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