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Apple’s Vision Pro and Archaeology

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2024-02-02

Let me start by telling you, that I am no Apple fan. I think it is overpriced and many applications I use can only be used inside a virtual machine, which simply doesn’t make sense to me. But one has to acknowledge, that Apple has made some major innovations….

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…

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Archaeology

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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Academia Archaeology

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…

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Book Review

My top 5 books of 2023

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2023-12-29

What a year full of books! As I did the previous years, I wanted to dedicate the last post of the year to the top 5 books of 2023. They are not necessarily from 2023, but I read them in 2023. I did some reviews of them this year, but not…

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Personal

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…

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…

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Archaeology

What is the state of a degree in Digital Archaeology?

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2023-12-08

At the beginning of this year, I published a chapter in a volume called “What is a Digital Archaeologist?” in which I described what – in my personal view – makes the digital in Digital Archaeology. Today, I read a introductory chapter by Karsten Lambers in a new publication…

Title image of the workshop "Digital Storytelling II" on green to blue gradient


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Report: Roundtable on Digital Storytelling

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2023-12-01

Last week I was in Berlin for a day in order to participate in a Round Table on Digital Storytelling in ancient studies. I was presenting myself, but also listened to other presentations on the topic. The presentations were really interesting, covering topics on museum studies, teaching, and human-centered…

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…

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