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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.

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…

Shows a screenshot of the Tomb Raider game Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)


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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…

Image of the videogame Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception


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Archaeology Games

Uncharted and Archaeology: Break in, steal, destroy, repeat!

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2021-03-19

I recently started playing Uncharted and I was especially interested in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Uncharted and Archaeology are somehow connected, although it isn’t really. I heard many good things about the game and it also partly played in West Asian locations like Syria or Yemen. So I did…

Box of the game "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis"


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Archaeology Games

“No bother Effendi” – The Orientalism of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

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2021-01-12

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is one of the most successful adventure games of videogame history. LucasArts published the game in 1992 as a worthy successor of the (then three) Indiana Jones movies. Created by Hal Barwood, Hollywood screenwriter and also friend of George Lucas, it offered…

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Academia Archaeology Productivity Technology

How I use Zotero to organise all my citations

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2020-10-12

If you are writing academic papers or even books (like this one) you are in need of a citation manager. Academic articles need citations or in other words sources. These sources need to be listed in some form at the end of (or within) each work. With them listed,…

Academia Archaeology

The reconstruction of Pi-Ramesse or how I was invited to Berlin

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2019-12-19
While I am not an Egyptologist, I was invited by the Freie Universität Berlin to talk about my work on the Ancient Egyptian capitol of Pi-Ramesse. I held the lecture together with my friend and colleague Henning Franzmeier, who is also the director of excavations in the old city of Rameses II.
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Academia Archaeology Personal

Monumentality in Archaeology: Size matters

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2019-10-15

When I think back, I wasn’t paying so much attention. Back in 2017 I was invited to give a talk about some work on monumentality that I have done before. This work consisted of calculating building materials of ancient Sumerian architecture. In other words, I reconstructed and calculated which…

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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