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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…

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….

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…

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


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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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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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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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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?

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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…

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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