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.

Essex’s Tutankhamun? Learning from seemingly incongruous comparisons.

What do we learn from comparing an Anglo-Saxon burial in Prittlewell with Egypt’s famous Tutankhamun? Continue reading

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A Review of the Garstang Museum’s ‘Before Egypt: Art, Culture and Power’ exhibition at the Victoria Gallery and Museum at the University of Liverpool

The Garstang Museum’s ‘Before Egypt’ exhibition reviewed! Pots, palettes, some stunning artefacts and a female Pharaoh. Continue reading

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Artefacts from the Anglo-Saxon burial at Prittlewell exhibited in Southend Museum.

A Review of the new exhibition of the Prittlewell Princely burial in Southend Museum Continue reading

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Re-thinking Beds and bedrooms in Ancient Egypt: Thoughts provoked by Nadine Moeller’s The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt 

How did Egyptians use their bedrooms? How do we interpret ancient spaces? Nadine Moeller’s new book on Egyptian Urbanism provides food for thought. Continue reading

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Provenance, fakes, uncertainty and ethics: The problems with legally purchased antiquities.

My recent visit to the Barcelona Egyptian Museum revealed some fantastic artefacts, but also raised unsettling questions about forgeries, provenance and the ethics of presenting recently purchased antiquities in museums. Continue reading

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The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona

The Egyptian Museum in Barcelona contains a number of interesting artefacts and is a fascinating place to visit. Continue reading

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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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