The current project:  studying Art-and-Archaeology for “continuing professional development”, but mainly just out of interest.  I once considered doing archaeology as a career but decided in the end to do something else; and then decided to be an artist – but I’ve always kept an awareness that very old things are lurking within the landscape, on the surface or just beneath it.

I never realised that A-and-A is an actual thing, a sub-genre of contemporary archaeology.  I never realised that Contemporary Archaeology is a Thing, with its’ own jargon and introspective analytical literature.  But I’m learning fast.

 


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Sitting here trying to concentrate, but having some difficulty (like everyone else at the moment, probably).  As a distraction, here’s some ancient graffiti on one of the Stones of Stenness.  The study of ancient graffiti has long been A Thing in archaeology; modern graffiti is of course pure vandalism.  Or maybe not.


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