Movie poster of Dune (2021)


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Why Dune (2021) is a fantastic film, but with many problems

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2021-10-08

I recently watched the first part of Dune (2021) directed by Denis Villeneuve and it was a great movie. Everything was perfect: cinematography, acting, effects, narrative, music. It is definitely a movie that starts something great and I sincerely hope, that future parts will be equally as good as…


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Archaeology Games

The tropes of the first Indiana Jones videogame

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2021-10-01

There have been a lot of videogames with the iconic archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones and I already talked about one of them. Atari released the first game however in 1982. That was one year after the screening of the very first Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark…

Cover of "Receptions of the ANE" by L. Verderame & A. Garcia-Ventura. Background by Jon Moore on Unsplash


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Book Review: Receptions of the Ancient Near East by L. Verderame and A. Garcia-Ventura

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2021-09-24

Doing book reviews for volumes is hard, as I can’t go deep into every single article. So I won’t do that and talk about the general idea behind this volume instead. The volume is a collection of articles concerned with the reception of the Ancient Near East. In other…

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Detectorists: A TV series about finding gold

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2021-09-17

Recently I started watching a British TV series called Detectorists. It tells the story of Lance and Andy, two friends with the shared hobby of metal detecting. Besides finding rubbish in the ground, the two friends search for archaeological treasure, especially gold. Strictly forbidden in Germany, it is allowed…

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Travel to Denmark (without Copenhagen)

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2021-09-10

Recently, I did travel to Denmark. I visited Funen, an island around the city of Odense, Zealand, an even bigger island around the city of Copenhagen and Møn, a rather small island in the southwest of Denmark. To avoid the big city of Copenhagen in times of Covid-19, I…

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Book Review: Why those who shovel are silent by A. Mickel

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2021-09-03

When I was on excavation in Syria, I was intrigued by the country and its people. To be honest, the first time, it was quiet a culture shock. The second time though was great and the third time too. I loved watching and talking to people from the local…

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Academia Archaeology

Creating a course Pt.1: From idea to layout

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2021-08-27

So I teach at the University of Cologne. As I am part of two MA programmes for Archaeology I have a pretty predefined range of courses I give. Basically they are the same every two semesters. Creating a course is not easy. My position there as an assistant will…

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Academia Productivity

The mindset behind academic productivity III

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2021-08-20
Academic productivity is many things, but to be productive you also need to be relaxed. Even if all the circumstances are right and you know how to ask the right questions, you still need the energy to be productive. The problem is, you can’t keep up with the energy, if you work 8 or more hours a day straight. To be productive, especially in academia, you need to know when and how to take breaks.
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The life of an archaeologist: What I am currently up to (2021)

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2021-08-13

So this is kind of a strange post format. Instead of talking about my research or interesting productivity tips, I want to talk about what I am doing at the moment. Basically about the life of an archaeologist. I don’t do this to tell a personal story, but to…

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How asking the right questions already can give the answer

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2021-08-06

I already wrote about how discussing is better than asking questions, because you get a long-term benefit instead of a short-term solution. Nevertheless, sometimes asking questions is the only thing to do and sometimes it is also the right thing to do. Not to get help by somebody else,…

Sebastian Hageneuer
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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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