New minimal theme and writing with Markdown

My website now has a more minimal theme. I have become weary of the sliders, sidebars, and unneeded visual distractions that I have experimented with in the past. The theme I have recently switched to is called “Decode”. Visually minimal, but responsive, built in HTML5 from the ground-up and ‘Retina-ready’ for those high resolution displays […]

The resurgence of archaeology podcasting?

Years ago I used to record an archaeology podcast, imaginatively named “Archaeocast” for Wessex Archaeology. Not many episodes were recorded (17ish) but it was very popular, garnering over 800,000 downloads as of early 2012. It’s probably more than a million now. It was the world’s first archaeology podcast, and even made the iTunes charts at […]

Carwynnen Quoit

Earlier this year I was commissioned by Sustrust to digitally reconstruct the then-collapsed Carwynnen Quoit, a neolithic dolmen, using existing 3D laser scan data. This would be used to inform the physical reconstruction of the monument. I was also asked to investigate and report on a number of stones adjacent to the quoit which were […]

Recording St Piran’s Oratory

For the last couple of weeks, and on St Piran’s Day itself, I have been helping out with the Uncovering St Piran’s Oratory project. Organised by St Piran Trust and run by Cornwall Council Historic Environment Service the project aims to uncover as much of the (potentially) early medieval structure to assess and record its condition. […]

Announcing Archaeovision

I am delighted to announce that I am now a consultant for Archaeovision, a pan-EU group of experts in the field of archaeological computing. Here’s a summary of what Archaeovision is about: Archaeovision offers innovative solutions to a wealth of problems in the heritage sectors. We can 3D scan your objects, survey your building, investigate […]

Jelly and Archaeology

“Let’s help each other” Yesterday saw the official unveiling of Jelly, an app for smartphones which allows users to ask questions, accompanied by a photo, to their extended social networks. Humanity is connected like never before. In fact, recent white papers have concluded that the proverbial “six degrees of separation” is now down to four […]