We proudly present Issue 13 of assemblage, the result of no few sleepless nights and our blood, sweat, and tears. (Although tempting, no selling of souls actually occurred.) We are more than pleased with the content and quality of the articles which span the archaeological discipline, from underwater archaeology to Out of Africa, from aerial photography to Neolithic Orkney. This year also saw the expansion of assemblage as a publication by the addition of conference papers to our repertoire. The 2012 Postgraduate Zooarchaeology Forum proceedings will shortly be published as a supplement to assemblage, so keep an eye out for that.
This issue includes not only the interesting and articles detailed below, but a host of other content. Martin Huggon discusses (read: rants) about theory and the use of ‘nuance’ in current literature. The book reviews this time include Fox’s 2011 Dartmoor’s Alluring Uplands, Walker-Meikle’s 2012 Medieval Pets, and Moore and Armada’s 2011 edited volume Atlantic Europe in the First Millennium BC: Crossing the Divide.
So, for your enjoyment, here is Issue 13. You can keep up to date with assemblage and news from the archaeological world at @assemblageshef on Twitter and assemblagesheffield on Facebook.
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We're back with a bang, if you forgive the calendrically related pun. A brief update to tide you over until our upcoming publications, but we still have a few offerings for you. We present for your enjoyment a review of Understanding Pottery 2013 by James Skibo and two topical blogs on current issues in archaeology, one discussing the lack of ethnic diversity in archaeology and the other concerning Ed Vaizey's comments on metal detecting.
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Last Updated (Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:55)
The summer excavation season is finally winding down, so expect new content coming shortly. In the meantime, be sure to check us out on Facebook or Twitter (@assemblageshef) to keep up to date with the assemblage team and news from the arch world!
For any Sheffield post-grads, we need you! We're currently looking for bloggers, copy editors, book reviewers, etc. Our first open meeting of the year will be Wednesday, 9th October at 5 pm in West Court. Come and check us out!
Last Updated (Sunday, 29 September 2013 11:23)
Issue 12 of assemblage is finally here, despite sometimes seeming perpetually ‘just around the corner’. The second generation of new assemblage staff is pleased to present the final fruits of our labours, continuing the tradition of quality archaeological graduate journalism established way back in 1996.
The four articles that make up Issue 12 span the globe as well as the centuries; taking us from Palaeolithic South America to 19th-century Australia, from medieval Switzerland to Iron Age Ireland. Along with our fascinating articles, this year, the University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology is celebrating its 50th anniversary, so it is only fitting that we at assemblage pay homage to our forbearers as well. This issue includes a feature by Judith Winters, part of the founding editorial team, who tells tale of the early days of internet publishing; Professor John C. Barrett answers our infamous 20 questions in quite an irreverent manner; and we also have pictures (*cough*--blackmail) scattered throughout the issue, illustrating the hard-working and dedicated lecturers of the department over the past few decades. (They had cameras back then, surprisingly).
We hope you enjoy Issue 12. You can keep up to date with assemblage at @assemblageshef on Twitter and assemblagesheffield on Facebook.