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Field Work In The Age Of Digital Reproduction: A Review Of The Potentials And Limitations Of Google Earth For Archaeologists (Chinese), Adrian Myers Dec 2014

Field Work In The Age Of Digital Reproduction: A Review Of The Potentials And Limitations Of Google Earth For Archaeologists (Chinese), Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


Confinement And Detention In Political And Social Archaeology, Adrian T. Myers, Gabriel Moshenska Dec 2013

Confinement And Detention In Political And Social Archaeology, Adrian T. Myers, Gabriel Moshenska

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


Prisoners Of War And Dreams Of Freedom: Dugout Canoes At A Second World War Work Camp In Manitoba, Canada, Adrian Myers, Timothy Dodson Dec 2013

Prisoners Of War And Dreams Of Freedom: Dugout Canoes At A Second World War Work Camp In Manitoba, Canada, Adrian Myers, Timothy Dodson

Adrian Myers

During the Second World War, nearly 34,000 German Prisoners of War (PoWs) were transferred from British to Canadian control, and Canada thus hastily set up several large PoW camps and smaller satellite camps. PoWs filled leisure time with hobbies and crafts such as theatre, painting, model ship building, and woodworking. At Riding Mountain Work Camp, a forestry work camp in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, PoWs were even allowed to build and use dugout log canoes on a nearby stream and lake. Archaeological fieldwork at the site revealed that at least four of these canoes are still extant in ...


Phd Thesis: The Archaeology Of Reform At A German Prisoner Of War Camp In A Canadian National Park During The Second World War (1943–1945), Adrian T. Myers Apr 2013

Phd Thesis: The Archaeology Of Reform At A German Prisoner Of War Camp In A Canadian National Park During The Second World War (1943–1945), Adrian T. Myers

Adrian Myers

During the height of the Second World War pressure from Great Britain resulted in the transfer of thousands of German prisoners of war (PoWs) from British to Canadian control. To house them, Canada built a system of PoW camps, including Riding Mountain Camp in southwestern Manitoba. The PoWs sent there soon realized their good fortune: they lived in warm barracks, ate abundant food, and were able to purchase goods from a mail order catalog. But while the PoWs were well treated, they were at the same time subjected to a concerted reeducation campaign organized by the Allies. This reveals that ...


Captive Canoemakers: Hand-Carved Canoes Discovered At Wwii Pow Camp, Adrian T. Myers Apr 2012

Captive Canoemakers: Hand-Carved Canoes Discovered At Wwii Pow Camp, Adrian T. Myers

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


Excavation Work On A Canadian Pow Camp Reaches Its Conclusion, Adrian T. Myers Feb 2012

Excavation Work On A Canadian Pow Camp Reaches Its Conclusion, Adrian T. Myers

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


An Introduction To Archaeologies Of Internment, Gabriel Moshenska, Adrian Myers May 2011

An Introduction To Archaeologies Of Internment, Gabriel Moshenska, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

In this opening chapter, we introduce the developing field of archaeologies of internment. We first illustrate the prevalence of modern forms of institutional internment around the world since the final decades of the nineteenth century. Second, we offer a tentative definition of "internment” and describe what is meant by an “archaeology of internment,” including a review of previous research in the field. Third, we situate the archaeology of internment within an interdisciplinary context, and discuss some of its potential strengths and unique contributions. Fourth, and finally, we introduce and contextualize the chapters in this volume, and suggest some possible directions ...


Edited Book: Archaeologies Of Internment, Adrian Myers, Gabriel Moshenska May 2011

Edited Book: Archaeologies Of Internment, Adrian Myers, Gabriel Moshenska

Adrian Myers

The internment of civilian and military prisoners became an increasingly common feature of conflicts in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Prison camps, though often hastily constructed and just as quickly destroyed, have left their marks in the archaeological record. Due to both their temporary nature and their often sensitive political contexts, places of internment present a unique challenge to archaeologists and heritage managers.

As archaeologists have begun to explore the material remains of internment using a range of methods, these interdisciplinary studies have demonstrated the potential to connect individual memories and historical debates to the fragmentary material remains ...


Letter To The Editor Of The Saa Record: A Response To Jackson, Adrian Myers Feb 2011

Letter To The Editor Of The Saa Record: A Response To Jackson, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


The Things Of Auschwitz, Adrian T. Myers Dec 2010

The Things Of Auschwitz, Adrian T. Myers

Adrian Myers

This is a revised version of my 2007 article "Portable Material Culture and Death Factory Auschwitz".


Contemporary Archaeology In Transit: The Artifacts Of A 1991 Van, Adrian Myers Dec 2010

Contemporary Archaeology In Transit: The Artifacts Of A 1991 Van, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

This article uses an assemblage of recently abandoned material culture as a medium for exploring the world in which we all live. First it is suggested that if we are to study contemporary material culture, then our methodology must be collaborative, multivocal, and innovative. Next, an assemblage of materials recovered from a 1991 Ford Transit van, used by archaeologists in the field for 8 years, is investigated as a case study. The vehicle is epistemologically dismantled, and it is demonstrated that the car part should be treated as a diagnostic artifact. A close investigation of the recovered small finds uncovers ...


Finding Gitmo, Nate Berg Dec 2010

Finding Gitmo, Nate Berg

Adrian Myers

Wired Magazine coverage of research on Guantanamo Bay.


Google Earth Shows Clandestine Worlds, Heather Pringle Aug 2010

Google Earth Shows Clandestine Worlds, Heather Pringle

Adrian Myers

Science coverage of research on Guantanamo Bay.


Field Work In The Age Of Digital Reproduction: A Review Of The Potentials And Limitations Of Google Earth For Archaeologists, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Field Work In The Age Of Digital Reproduction: A Review Of The Potentials And Limitations Of Google Earth For Archaeologists, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Chat @ Tag In Context, Brent Fortenberry, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Introduction: Chat @ Tag In Context, Brent Fortenberry, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

Introduction to edited journal issue on the archaeology of the recent past. http://www.springerlink.com/content/1555-8622/6/1/


Camp Delta, Google Earth And The Ethics Of Remote Sensing In Archaeology, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Camp Delta, Google Earth And The Ethics Of Remote Sensing In Archaeology, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

With easy access to satellite imagery through free applications such as Google Earth, it is now financially feasible for archaeologists to undertake remote survey in areas that are difficult or impossible to access in person. But there are ethical concerns inherent in the use of remotely sensed images, as Google Earth might be seen as a panoptic viewing technology that leaves no voice to those being viewed. Through a virtual investigation of the Camp Delta prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, I discuss methodological and theoretical aspects of the use of Google Earth in archaeology.


Special Journal Issue: "Perspectives On The Recent Past", Brent Fortenberry, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Special Journal Issue: "Perspectives On The Recent Past", Brent Fortenberry, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Anna Andrzejewski, Building Power: Architecture And Surveillance In Victorian America, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Book Review Of Anna Andrzejewski, Building Power: Architecture And Surveillance In Victorian America, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

Historical Archaeology


Telling Time For The Electrified: An Introduction To Porcelain Insulators And The Electrification Of The American Home, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Telling Time For The Electrified: An Introduction To Porcelain Insulators And The Electrification Of The American Home, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

As archaeologists increasingly survey and excavate at sites from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries, they more commonly encounter artifacts that the standard guides do not consider. Included in this class of “too recent” artifacts are the material remnants of the early electrification of the American household. Particularly ubiquitous electrical artifacts are the small white porcelain knobs, tubes, and cleats used in “knob and tube” wiring systems. Meticulous research by insulator collectors, notably Jack Tod and Elton Gish, is a significant boon to the archaeologist, and their work shows that these artifacts can often be dated and provenanced. This ...


Book Review Of John Schofield, Aftermath: Readings In The Archaeology Of Recent Conflict, Adrian Myers Dec 2008

Book Review Of John Schofield, Aftermath: Readings In The Archaeology Of Recent Conflict, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

Journal of Conflict Archaeology


Bodies And Things Confined: Archaeological Approaches To Control And Detention, Adrian Myers Dec 2008

Bodies And Things Confined: Archaeological Approaches To Control And Detention, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


Transit, Transition: Excavating J641 Vuj, Adrian T. Myers, Greg Bailey, Cassie Newland, Anna Nilsson, John Schofield Dec 2008

Transit, Transition: Excavating J641 Vuj, Adrian T. Myers, Greg Bailey, Cassie Newland, Anna Nilsson, John Schofield

Adrian Myers

In July 2006 archaeologists from the University of Bristol and Atkins Heritage embarked on a contemporary archaeology project with a difference. We ‘excavated’ an old (1991) Ford Transit van, used by archaeologists and later by works and maintenance teams at the Ironbridge Museum. The object: to see what can be learnt from a very particular, common and characteristic type of contemporary place; to establish what archaeologists and archaeology can contribute to understanding the way society, and specifically we as archaeologists, use and inhabit these places; and to challenge and critique archaeologies of the contemporary past. In this report we describe ...


Between Memory And Materiality: An Archaeological Approach To Studying The Nazi Concentration Camps, Adrian Myers Dec 2007

Between Memory And Materiality: An Archaeological Approach To Studying The Nazi Concentration Camps, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

By its very nature, historical narrative that is rooted exclusively in textual sources is destined to be more linear, more univocal, and less equipped to deal with the problematic. On the other hand, due to its unique abilities and approaches, historical archaeology thrives on the tensions inherent to any attempt to understand past and present experience. In this article I negotiate between two approaches to studying the concentration camps of the Third Reich—one canonical the other experimental. It is suggested that when studying the camps, we are faced with a series of tensions: between past and present, between remembering ...


Archaeology Of The Recent Past: Excavating A 1991 Ford Van, Adrian Myers Dec 2007

Archaeology Of The Recent Past: Excavating A 1991 Ford Van, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

SAA Archaeological Record


Ma Thesis: "Contemporary Archaeology In Transit: The Material Culture Of The Van", Adrian T. Myers Dec 2006

Ma Thesis: "Contemporary Archaeology In Transit: The Material Culture Of The Van", Adrian T. Myers

Adrian Myers

Theory and methods unique to the discipline of archaeology are particularly suited to the study of the recent and contemporary past. This dissertation uses an assemblage of recently abandoned material culture as a medium for exploring the world in which we all live. First it is suggested that if we are to study contemporary material culture, then our methodology must be collaborative, multivocal, and innovative. Next, an assemblage of materials recovered from a 1991 Ford Transit van, used by archaeologists in the field for eight years, is investigated as a case study. The vehicle is epistemologically dismantled, and it is ...


Book Review Of Heather Pringle, The Master Plan: Himmler’S Scholars And The Holocaust, Adrian Myers Dec 2006

Book Review Of Heather Pringle, The Master Plan: Himmler’S Scholars And The Holocaust, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

Zachor Newsletter


Portable Material Culture And Death Factory Auschwitz, Adrian Myers Dec 2006

Portable Material Culture And Death Factory Auschwitz, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

Like any other factory, the death factory of Auschwitz consumed primary materials and produced secondary products. Unique to Auschwitz, though, is that the primary material consumed was human life; not just the life of the breathing human body, but also the material possessions associated with that life. The detritus of this most efficient genocide – clothing, jewellery, food, corpses – was appropriated and put to new uses by the SS and the prisoners. Others have recognised the various postwar material cultural outcomes of the camp: the writing, the film, the theatre, the art, the tourism. This article, however, demonstrates that the material ...


The Van: Screws And Christmas Crackers, Adrian Myers Dec 2006

The Van: Screws And Christmas Crackers, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

The Archaeologist