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Independent Archaeologist and Online Educator
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Currently working on projects for Robert Welch University, University of Manitoba, Brock University
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Electric Archaeology: Archaeology In, and Archaeology Of, Second Life.

I was originally supposed to be going to Dublin for the World Archaeological Congress, to give two papers. Unfortunately, life intervened and I'm not able to go. However, I will be giving one of those presentations anyway, via Second Life in the Art, Archaeology, and Technology: Current Experiments in Interpretation session.

Abstract for Electric Archaeology: Archaeology In, and Archaeology Of, 'Second Life'

"Archaeology is about material culture, about exploring the human… Continue

Posted on July 2, 2008 at 4:26pm

Some videos: RWU in Second Life, and The Year of the Four Emperors Civ IV mod

Some videos that might be of note:…


Posted on April 21, 2008 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

PMOGing Research Skills

PMOG: the Passively Multiplayer Online Game. This is a game you play while browsing the internet, going about your daily internet related tasks… think webquest with mines, treasure chests, and quests.

You play the game by adding an extension to your Firefox browser. This browser lets you ’sense’ the game world, the activities overlaid on the plain old mundane net. Then, in the words of the game’s creators:

“This unconventional massively multiplayer online game merges your… Continue

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 3:22pm

Virtual Archaeology, virtual Latin?

Members of eLatin eGreek eLearn might be interested in something I'm working on right now - virtual archaeology. I've been posting updates/discussion over at my main blog, but the relevant links are below:

Archaeology in Second Life: Where to begin?

Planning… Continue

Posted on January 24, 2008 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Rubric for assessing historical scenario-building for Civilization

One of the things that always amazes me about playing Civilization IV (or indeed, just about any game you’d care to name) is what might be called the

‘metagame’ - the discussions on the forums, the fansites, the

user-created mods. It seems to me that this is one of the most

important aspects of the educational use of commercial games. On

Civfanatics, there is a discussion entitled ‘…


Posted on November 14, 2007 at 10:43am — 9 Comments

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At 12:31pm on June 25, 2007, Shawn Graham said…
As god is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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