On 3 October 1990, after over 40 years of division, East and West Germany became a single state. The breaching of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 and the opening of borders between the two states that followed had brought the question of a possible unification to the fore,...

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In the Animal Crossing video game series, Blathers is the rather stereotypical curator of the local museums; a straight-laced nerd who punctuates his educational rambling with “wot?” and is dutiful in his collecting…even if he has to occasionally handle a bug or two. But what is less stereotypical is his curatorial approach as the head…

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I’ve been thinking a lot about modern engagement with heritage sites lately, specifically beyond the “museum model” that most are presented through. These are the heritage sites that allow for much more engagement, if not actual interaction, between the heritage site and the visitor – most of these are in the form of free-standing spaces,…

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“When future archaeologists stumble upon the archaeological record from this period, the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, what will they find…?” There’s probably dozens of archaeologists out there with something like that sitting in their drafts. Hell, I spent a solid 5 minutes considering it myself before promptly shutting it down. “Not everything has to be…

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Hey, long time no see! After a long hiatus, I’m getting back into regular blogging…and celebrating with a Week of Non-Stop Blogging! And if you want to help keep the blogging going (maybe not daily all the time), consider donating £1: paypal.me/archaeologyfitz A Pokemon battle in Pokemon Moon (2016) In the Pokemon franchise, Pokemon (or…

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Archaeogaming is the archaeology in and of games. This post describes initial work into an investigation of the Assassin's Creed Odyssey Discovery Tour more info locations and points of interest, specifically that of the temporal locations of the works of art and archaeological materials featured in the game.

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Archaeogaming is the archaeology in and of games. Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Discovery Tour presents history through gamification and interaction with points of interest. These points of interest display and present information along with a 2D static image to illustrate the text. These static images come from various global locations. The locations of each of these…

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A few months ago, I read Angela Saini’s newest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science. It is a really thorough examination of the ways in which race science continues to pervade our politics and research today, and I would recommend it to those (specifically, white scientists) who may not be familiar with its history…

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Archaeogaming is the archaeology in and of games. This post explores the archaeological and historical documentation of Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Discover Tour as a modern artifact and interpretation of literature, acting as a time capsule of current understandings of Ancient Greece

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Archaeogaming discusses the archaeology in and of games. In this guest post by David AJ Murrieta Flores, Heaven's Vault is looked at as an example for the question about to whom history belongs.

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