Tagged: archaeology

Stone Tool Artefacts & Simon Holdaway on Graeme Hill Show, May 1 - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher May 01, 2011

I just wanted to get this out there before Graeme Hills Radio Live  show tomorrow/today, May 1.  At 11.30 am Graeme is going to be speaking with Professor Holdaway of Auckland Universities Anthropology Dept.  They will be talking stone tools, and the segment is titled ‘Rare and Ancient Trades’. I don’t know where the conversation is going to lead, … Read More

Lest We Forget – Anzac Bay - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Apr 25, 2011

Outside it is raining.  On the television Anzac commemorations from around the country have been demonstrating that even with rain, people still want to remember our past servicemen and military events.  But it is the physical elements of our Anzac day celebrations that have set me thinking…and an article in our local paper, the Waihi Leader.  And then I thought I would … Read More

Christchurch Update…the demolition list - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Apr 04, 2011

On Friday April 1, a list was released that announced the fate of 68 heritage buildings, amongst others.   Designated for demolition, partial demolition or to make safe, the names of recognisable buildings are visible.  Of the 68, 43 are to be demolished 9 are to be made safe 16 are to be partially demolished But what does this mean? … Read More

‘Criminal Minds’ Brings Archaeology into Mainstream News - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Mar 30, 2011

Great to see some archaeology on TVNZ news this last week article here and video here.  It did make me chuckle however.  Why is it that something interesting for its own sake, needs to be sensationalised with the word, murder….!?  Is it the case that the legacy of Indiana Jones and the like are still leading the medias … Read More

Time will Tell for the Timeball - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Mar 23, 2011

This week I have had the opportunity to go through photographs taken of the Lyttleton Timeball station in its current disabled state.  The photography was taken during the recording of the Station using high resolution digital photography, Total Station survey and 3D laser scanning, and reported here  As I looked at the photography taken by Raysan Al-Kubaisi, I was … Read More

What Archaeologists are doing in Christchurch – additions welcome! - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Mar 19, 2011

I thought it would be interesting to review some of the activities that archaeologists and conservators have been involved in within Christchurch this past week.  This information has been collated from a variety of sources, if there is any misrepresentation or inaccuracies please let me know.  If there anything to add to this, it would be great to hear it. Read More