Colonial Constructs

As a historical archaeologist in the broadest sense, I will be posting mostly about colonialism and frontiers, but also interviews of inspiring scholars and practitioners as well as digging and teaching experiences.

I do hope you will join me!

Teaching Archaeology to Schoolers

Teaching Archaeology to Schoolers

I have gathered several online lessons, games and ideas to teach schoolers archaeology and have so much fun with them. There are introductions to archaeology, tips to become a (proper!) archaeology detective, colour books, papercrafts, and cooking recipes. There is something for everyone! Especially now, for all of you who need to teach online or for parents who are home-schooling, here are some motivational triggers!

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Imperial Defeat(s)

Imperial Defeat(s)

It is more common to hear about the expansion of empires than about their defeats. The colonial discourse works that way, trying to erase resistance and emphasising triumph.

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Archaeology of Colonialism – Why?

Archaeology of Colonialism – Why?

Wandering around Cairo’s European quartier and visiting the city of Ṣūr (Tyre) in Lebanon, I realised how much our history and daily experience is shaped by colonialism.

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