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November 30, 2013

Please welcome Reuben Thorpe ( to our network. He writes:

I am currently in my final year of my PhD at UCL having come to it somewhat late after 25 years working as a field archaeologist in the UK and overseas. My interest in the history of archaeology derives from a career long interest in the genesis of and epistemological justifications of approaches to archaeological stratigraphy, particularly the contingent definitions of what constitutes the study of archaeological stratigraphy. This career long interest will be reflected in a substantial part of my thesis which is entitled “Urban formation and transformation: Perspectives on social and stratigraphic complexity from Roman urban centres”. I am looking at tracing the origins and tracking the development of nuanced understandings of the requirements of complex archaeological stratigraphy. I have touched on the use of a partial understanding of archaeological techniques based on poor historiography in a recent piece (R. Thorpe 2012. ‘Often Fun, Usually Messy: Fieldwork, Recording and Higher Orders of Things´, in H. Cobb et al (eds.) Reconsidering Archaeological Fieldwork. Exploring on-site relationships between theory and practice, 31-52. Springer) but also on similar issues at recent TAG conferences in 2007 and 2010.

Please also welcome Dmytro Teslenko ( ) to our network. He writes:

PhD (candidate of science) since 1999 at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University in Kiev. From 2006 I have been working on the history of archaeology on two main directions: Archaeological researches in Ukraine under the Nazi occupation (1941-1944) and Historiography of the Early Bronze age archaeology of Northern Pontic area.

 Welcome and thank you for joining our community!

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