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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 laboratory with a big table and two RTI domes on top, which look like a big and a small pizza oven.


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Academia Archaeology

Meet and Greet: Testing RTI in Switzerland

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2023-11-24

So last week I made a trip to the University of Basel in Switzerland testing RTI. As part of a trilateral project called “Meet and Greet” I have a position for scanning various objects with a 3D scanner and our RTI domes. In Basel, I was a guest at…

A picture of the city of Darmstadt


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DiKopA: Our first network meeting in person

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2023-11-17

So I already reported on a project I am involved in called DiKopA. It is a German name that translates to “Digital competencies in Archaeology”. We are basically a group of lecturers and students that think about how to make teaching and learning in Archaeology easier with digital methods….

Screenshot of the game "Along the Nile" where the protagonist is running through an Egyptian city.


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Academia Archaeology Games

New batch of Archaeogames!

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2023-11-03

A year ago, I reported of an Archaeogaming course I have created. I also showed you the results (games) the students created. This year, I did the course again and we have again new Archaeogames that actually all look awesome! We cover underwater archaeology, excavation ethics, and even play…

Cover of the book "Staub Steine Scherben" by Jens Notroff. Background by Joshua Bartell on Unsplash


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Archaeology Book Review

Book Review: Staub Steine Scherben by J. Notroff

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2023-10-27

So this week I read a book about archaeology titled “Staub Steine Scherben” from a colleague working at the German Archaeological Institute. It is a book about what Archaeology is, what it means and how it can help us. I generally like books like these as they offer a…

Roman ruins in Italy, representing a Roman square plaza


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Archaeology

My new position

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2023-10-13

So I already wrote, that my position as an assistant has ended last month. Today, I would like to write about what I do now as a new project member. For the longest time, I didn’t really know myself, but now I have a pretty clear picture and it…

This is a title image for the CAA 2023 session on Archaeogaming


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Archaeology Games

Archaeogaming session online!

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2023-10-06

At the last international CAA in Amsterdam, I was co-organising a session on Archaeogaming. I already wrote about it, but since a couple of weeks, we also have all the presentations online. The VALUE Foundation thankfully recorded everything and put it on their YouTube Channel…

What happened at the CAA?

So…

Tools of an archaeologist, like brushes. Photo by Trnava University on Unsplash


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What is a Digital Archaeologist?

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2023-09-22

For a jubilee volume in honour of Reinhard Bernbeck’s 65th birthday, I was invited to write a chapter about whatever I wanted and that connected me to my former PhD supervisor. Naturally, I wrote about Digital Archaeology and what it means to be a Digital Archaeologist. In my opinion,…

Screenshot showing the scanned Banquet Scene and some 3D tools at the side. It is a screenshot of the website.


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Archaeology

Presentation about the Banquet Scene

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2023-09-15

I already talked about my ideas for presenting the Banquet Scene online and how to proceed. This Thursday, I gave a presentation about the progress and I want to write about it as well. I even was able to show a little demo of the page during the presentation….

Someone typing on a typwriter, symbolising that we want to write a book. Photo by Thom Milkovic on Unsplash.


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Academia Archaeology

Publishing a new volume!

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2023-09-01

So, I have already written about our plans to organise an event on decolonising Archaeology. Also, how we moved that event to the ICAANE in Copenhagen. The workshop was great and this week we finally decided to move on with a publication of the individual presentations! This feels great…

A street sign mostly submerged under water due to flooding as an image for Climate Change. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash


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Archaeology Personal

Archaeology and Climate Change

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2023-08-25

Climate change is real. I can’t understand people that do not see that, but we’ll leave them aside for now. This blog is (partly) about Archaeology and here is my take: By examining how ancient civilizations navigated shifting environmental conditions, we glean insights that can illuminate a sustainable path…

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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