It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 28th July 2013

Blogs & Articles: Wat, like Tomb Raider? (Some Well Travelled Sandals) Emily channels her inner Lara Croft as she explores the beautiful Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia. Day of Archaeology 2013: A Day in the Life of Bones Don’t Lie (Bones Don’t Lie) Fellow Tomb Raider fan Katy does her part to raise public awareness of…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 24th July 2013

Born in Bloody Tombs (Once Upon a Loading Screen) Harald Hagen shares his thoughts on the Tomb Raider reboot and its take on Lara’s origin story. Ladies I Love: Part 2 - Rhona Mitra (Pfangirl Through the Looking Glass) Noelle writes a tribute to British actress and former official Lara Croft model, Rhona Mitra. BBC America…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 21st July 2013

Blogs & Articles: A New Tomb Raider Comic Shows What’s Next for Lara Croft After Hit Game (Kotaku) Good news, reboot fans! Dark Horse Comics will be publishing a series of comics that will pick up where Tomb Raider 2013 ended and will lead directly into the sequel. Where will Lara go next, I wonder..? Creating Your…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 17th July 2013

Blogs & Articles: Google Earth fuelling ‘armchair archaeology’ (Australian Geographic) Google Earth has become one of the tools used by a growing number of archaeologists to unearth clues about past civilizations from the comfort and safety of their offices and/or homes. One archaeologist has even managed to identify over 600 sites of archaeological interest in…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 14th July 2013

Despite criticism, there is value in an anthropology degree (MLive.Com) Deana Weibel addresses concerns that anthropology and archaeology degrees aren’t good investments and explains why there is still some value in studying for Bachelors in these subjects. This piece was written in response to another article in which the author refers to archaeology students as…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 11th July 2013

Top 10 Kickass Women in Video Games (Mookychick) Kay Dee lists her top 10 bright, dynamic, strong, fearless, kick-ass women in video games. It should come as no surprise as to who is number 1 on that list. ;) Silver Screen Queens Podcast: Lara Croft Tomb Raider Series (Silver Screen Queens) The Silver Screen Queens Katie…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 8th July 2013

Checklist for a Great CV (The Blog of Dean Weller | ‘The Careers Guy’) It’s that time of year when archaeology graduates will normally find themselves applying for further study or jobs. If you fall under the latter category, here are some tips for writing the perfect CV. Volunteer army drafted to map every ancient…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 3rd July 2013

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru (National Geographic) After months of secrecy in order to protect the site from looters, archaeologists have revealed that they have discovered and excavated the first undisturbed Wari royal tomb in northern Peru. Developers destroy ancient Peru pyramid (BBC News) In another part of Peru, archaeologists…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 23rd June 2013

Archaeology Blog: Back in the Trenches (GraecoMuse) Real archaeology may not be anything like the “archaeology” depicted in the Tomb Raider games but that doesn’t mean it can’t be exciting and good fun, as Jenni’s latest blog post shows. High-tech inspired insights into Japan’s ancient ‘Kofun’ burial mounds (Phys.Org) Japanese archaeologist Izumi Niiro talks about the…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 17th June 2013

Tomb of Tutankhamun High Res Image Viewer (Factum Foundation) The Factum Foundation has created a high resolution image viewer that will allow archaeologists and other specialists to examine Tutankhamun’s tomb in fine detail and monitor the condition of its wall paintings. Development in China continues to destroy ancient sites (The Heritage Trust) The Heritage Trust…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 15th June 2013

Revealed: a lost city and a holy temple (Canberra Times) An amazing article and video on how a team of archaeologists used LiDAR remote sensing technology to discover a lost Angkorian city and temple in Cambodia’s Phnom Kulen mountain range. Guardians of Peru’s Treasures Stake Out Post Office to Block Smuggling (New York Times) William Neuman…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 13th June 2013

Buffy Writer Takes on Tomb Raider Reboot (IGN) Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon has been hired to work on the script for the upcoming MGM Tomb Raider reboot. People in heritage: John Schofield, archaeologist (Get Into Heritage) Archaeologist John Schofield shares some tips and careers advice for aspiring archaeologists. Angkor Wat: Photo Gallery (Elsewise…

It might not be archaeology but Tomb Raider can still serve an educational purpose (Photo credit: Katie's Tomb Raider Site)

Unearthed: 12th June 2013

Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists? (The Guardian) Belinda Parmer calls on the gaming industry to create more games with strong female protagonists and to tackle sexism within the industry. KALI-MA! Ritual Human Heart Extraction (Bones Don’t Lie) Remember that scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom…

Unearthed: 27th May to 2nd June 2013

Life of Die (Girlz ‘N’ Games) In her latest webcomic, Noelle imagines how the blockbuster film Life of Pi would have turned out if a certain young archaeologist had climbed aboard that life raft. Hint: It doesn’t end well for one of the survivors. The Day Adventure Found Me (Jay’s Blog) Jay recounts his awesome day…

Unearthed: 21st May 2013

Tuesday Tomb – KV1 (The Egyptiana Emporium) Gemma’s popular “Tuesday Tomb” series is back and in this edition, she takes a look at KV1, tomb of the 20th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses VII. (Author’s comment: You can find an archive of Gemma’s Tuesday Tomb posts over here) Akhenaten and Monotheism (History and Archaeology Blog) René writes about the…

Unearthed: 20th May 2013

9 Highly Questionable Actions Committed By Indiana Jones (WhatCulture!) If you think Indiana Jones is a model professional archaeologist, you’d be wrong. Ryan Lynch takes a look at Dr Jones’s track record and lists 9 highly questionable actions committed by the much-loved fictional archaeologist. (Author’s comment: I love this article! The question is, who’s the bigger…

Unearthed: 17th May 2013

King Arthur’s Hall Update (The Heritage Trust) Roy Goutté posts an update on the survey of the King Arthur’s Hall site on King Arthur’s Down on Bodmin Moor. The Value of Unprovenanced Antiquities (A Year in Provenance) The author discusses the value of unprovenanced artefacts and highlights the differences between archaeology and treasure hunting. (Author’s comment: Please…

Unearthed: 15th May 2013

How to Teach yourself Ancient (and Modern) Languages (GraecoMuse) Jenni shares some great tips on how to teach yourself an ancient (or modern) language. (Author’s comment: I re-blogged this post a couple of days ago but if you missed it, do check it out. I also think I might be the follower who’s trying to teach…

Unearthed: 23rd April 2013

Feminism & The Video Game Industry (High Score Business) The author writes about Lara Croft, the new Tomb Raider game, and why the video game industry needs more women in its ranks. (Author’s comments: It’s good to see that a large proportion of today’s gamers are female. When I was a teenager, I used to get a…

Unearthed: 21st April 2013

[GDC RECAP] Horizon and Beyond: A Look into Tomb Raider’s Tools (Tomb Raider Official Tumblr Blog) An article about the toolsets that were used to create the latest Tomb Raider game. Things I Wish I Had Known About Archaeology (Doug’s Archaeology) Doug’s guide to the world of commercial archaeology. (Author’s comment: Read this if you’re thinking of…