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Here, I post everything personal. From new publications to talks I give or gave. Also, when something interests me, but does not fit somewhere else, this will be the place.

The Twitter and X logo beside each other. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash


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Why I left Twitter

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2023-12-22

Yes, I am calling it Twitter. I discovered the social platform in September 2018 and was very excited entering a network of people who seemed very nice and supportive. I spend a lot of time and energy to build up a small audience, but I fear it was all…

Portfolio page of the company Artefacts showing a cutout of a reconstruction of a Mesopotamian building decorated in detailed patterns of coloured stone-cones.


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15 years of Artefacts!

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2023-11-10

Wow! 15 years and two days ago I co-founded a visualisation company called Artefacts specialised in creating scientific archaeological 3D reconstructions and visualisations for research and science communication. 15 years! I still was a student back then and this company is still running and busy today! I think it…

Someone holding a mug with the words "The Adventure begins". Photo by Matthew Sleeper on Unsplash


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An end is only a new beginning

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2023-09-29

For the last seven years, I worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Archaeology, chair for Digital and Computational Archaeology. This week is my last week in a job that I didn’t really know what to expect of, started to love, and will build upon in the…

Cover of the Indiana Jones Comic "The Iron Phoenix", Issue 1. © Dark Horse Comics


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Indiana Jones Comics!

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2023-09-08

So for a while now I am a collector. A collector of Indiana Jones comics. I have stated in the past that I am not a big fan of good old Indy archaeologically, but as adventure-stories, his movies, games and… well comics still hold up. So, I started to…

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 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…

Cover of the musical "Hamilton". © Disney


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How Hamilton handles History

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2023-08-18

Uh, I like that title. I like a good alliteration like the next guy. Anyway, I recently listened to the rather famous musical Hamilton, which is broadly about the life of Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father who served as the first Secretary of Treasury during George Washington’s presidency. If…

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


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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…

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My Top 5 books of 2022

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2022-12-30

What a year again! As I did last year, I wanted to dedicate the last post of the year to the top 5 books of 2022 I read. They are not necessarily from 2022, but I read them in 2022. I did some reviews of them this year, but not for…

Titlescreen of the Netflix series "Ancient Apocalypse"


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OMG: Graham Hancock Ancient Apocalypse

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2022-12-16

Ok people, where to start? It is always difficult to get down the rabbit hole that is Pseudo-Archaeology, but let’s have a discussion. I watched, like many others, Graham Hancocks Ancient Apocalypse on Netflix and as an archaeologist, am of course outraged what he proposes, how he discredits us,…

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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…

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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