Author Archive | Tom Goskar

Past Past Thinking?

Past Thinking was my first blog, way back in 2005. Eventually I decided to focus on posts relating to archaeology and wider heritage issues, splitting off my personal posts to my own blog. I began contributing to many other sites, and running some for other people and organisations. Then along came social media. My blogging-fu […]

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Jelly and Archaeology

I’ve written a quick overview of the latest app and social network from the creators of Twitter, called Jelly, over on my main blog. Jelly is essentially a way to ask questions accompanied by photos to your social networks, friends-of-friends, etc. It’s worth keeping an eye on, as an addition to the “heritage hive mind”. […]

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The Gulval Evangelists

I have just posted over on my blog some news about a discovery that I helped to make outside Gulval Church near Penzance in Cornwall. Using 3D recording techniques, and through careful analysis and filtering of the data, we now know what is depicted on all four sides of a large granite cross-base by the […]

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On Commercial Archaeology and Public Benefit

Before turning freelance, I spent a decade working in the commercial archaeology sector, and have seen a fair number of archaeological projects over the years. Some great archaeology done by fantastic archaeologists, and post-excavation analysis done to the highest standards. But, what is the point of it, if all that work brings very little benefit […]

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Day of Archaeology 2012

Day of Archaeology 2012

This year I once again helped to organise the Day of Archaeology, an online event that features blog posts from archaeologists around the world to highlight our work in our own words. One of the aims of the Day of Archaeology is to show how exciting and relevant archaeology is to us all, by showing […]

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All Change

I have been rather quiet on the blogging front lately. Largely this has been driven by a series of moves, physically, and career-wise. Firstly, after many years of planning, I have now moved to west Cornwall,which is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, as well as one of the […]

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British Archaeology magazine available digitally

The Council for British Archaeology have recently announced that British Archaeology magazine is now available as a digital edition. It will be available through a web browser, as well as via apps on iOS and Android devices. If you haven’t come across British Archaeology, then I urge you to have a look at the free […]

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Day of Archaeology 2011

Friday 29th July 2011 was the Day of Archaeology, an international online event organised by a group of like-minded archaeologists, as part of the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of British Archaeology. The idea behind the event was to showcase the sheer variety of work that archaeologists do in their jobs, to help highlight how […]

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