Author Archives: hannahpethen

About hannahpethen

Having completed my PhD in archaeology at the University of Liverpool, I am now a freelance archaeologists working with landscape and topographic survey and satellite imagery. I specialise in GIS, GPS, desk-based assessment and landscape projects and have a particular interest in Egyptian archaeology.

Ditch that total station and grab your tablet? ArcGIS Collector and QGIS QField mobile-GIS survey apps reviewed.

How do the latest mobile-GIS apps measure up in the field? I review two new approaches to archaeological survey. Continue reading

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The myths about illegal antiquities and why you should never buy them!

Purchasers of black market artefacts promulgate many myths to justify their actions, but there is a dark reality behind them. Continue reading

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The Egyptian collection in the Museo Nacional des Belles Artes, Havana Cuba.

A review of the fantastic and rarely explored Egyptian collection in Havana. Continue reading

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Will a computer take my job?: Archaeology and technological development?

Can archaeologists be replaced by machines? As technology develops where does that leave the human? Continue reading

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Global Xplorer: Satellite remote sensing, looting and crowd-sourcing.

A new platform can make you a ‘Space Archaeologist’, but will it help looters too? Continue reading

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A gneiss sphinx: Is the Hazor sphinx made from Gebel el-Asr gneiss?

Does the Hazor Egyptian sphinx come from the southern Egyptian Gebel el-Asr quarries? Continue reading

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Animal Mummies at the World Museum, Liverpool

A great exhibition of Egyptian animal mummies is on at the World Museum, Liverpool. Continue reading

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Undercurrents: Clichés and scientific archaeology in Egyptian foreign relations

How far have we internalised ancient mores, and how does science and archaeology challenge those clichés? Continue reading

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Ancient Ottoman and Byzantine shipwrecks discovered in pristine condition in Black Sea — Byzantine Blog

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project has been on a mission to map out the floor of the Black Sea. The study was geared towards understanding how quickly sea levels rose at the end of the last Ice Age, some … Continue reading

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Tutankhamun, Nefertiti and all that jazz: What have we learned?

Almost a year since the media discovered Reeves’ theory that Tutankhamun’s tomb contained Nefertiti, what have we learned? Continue reading

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