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.

The afterlife of the Prittlewell Prince

How have misconceptions about archaeology affected Southend’s most famous archaeological site? Continue reading

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Missing the matrix: The invisibility of archaeological deposits and public misconceptions of archaeology

How does the experience of visiting an archaeological site affect public perception? Continue reading

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Public presentation and archaeological experience

What does it feel like visiting a tourist site as an archaeologist? What can that tell us about the public experience of archaeological sites. Continue reading

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Lessons from Little Miss Sobek in Ptolemaic breasts, ancient clothing and nursing

What impact would the ubiquity of nursing have on ancient Egyptian society? Three insights from a nursing mother. Continue reading

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5 pieces of advice I wish I’d heard in the first year of my PhD

How to set yourself up for career success and get to grips with your PhD in your first year. Continue reading

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Fuel shortages, Google Maps and adapting your tools

How do we answer questions when the data exists but there’s no direct access? A real-world solution to a fuel shortage problem encapsulates the answer. Continue reading

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Ten practical things I wish in knew in the first year of my PhD

What should you know to make a great start on your PhD? Here I share 10 things I’ve learned since, that I wish I knew then. Continue reading

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Should I do a PhD?

Should you do a PhD? What should you think about before you apply? How can you maximise your career chances before you even begin your PhD. Continue reading

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Foreshadowing is not just for movies: A Turin papyrus and the shrines of Tutankhamun

If this was in a movie you wouldn’t believe it! Five years before the discovery of Tutankhamun, Carter’s work on a plan of the tomb of Ramesses IV, revealed inexplicable features that he would one day be able to answer. Continue reading

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Free high-resolution satellite imagery and how to find it.

Where can you find free high resolution satellite imagery for your project, which is the best imagery and what are the issues with it? Continue reading

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