Archives for June, 2012

Here are three podcasts reporting from the Berlin World Skeptics Conference that took place 18-20 May, all featuring yours truly among others. Skeptikerpodden (in Swedish) Token Skeptic (in ‘Stralian) Hoaxilla (in German and English)

An unfortunate side effect of the upgrade to WordPress has been that the feed URLs for this blog have changed, costing me 2/3 of my traffic. This will hopefully be rectified soon, but right now the URLs are: http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/feed/ or http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/feed/atom/ If you don’t know what this means, Dear Reader, then you are probably reading…

As I’ve written before in a number of venues (e.g. Fornvännen and Antiquity), the current Swedish metal detector legislation needs to be changed. It is too restrictive in relation to honest amateur detectorists. It is keeping them from a) making valuable contributions to archaeological research, b) saving finds for scholarship that are slowly turning to…

In March of 2011, the Swedish government launched a state commission under County Governor Eva Eriksson to evaluate our legislation and national goals regarding the cultural environment. Yesterday the commission delivered its report, in which a number of interesting suggestions are made for changes to the body of law that governs Swedish archaeology. The current…

This has me excited! The Board of the Swedish Skeptics just decided on a date and a city for the 14th European Skeptics Conference: 23-25 August 2013, Stockholm, Sweden. Check it out! The Swedish Skeptics Association (Föreningen Vetenskap och Folkbildning) invites skeptics worldwide, and particularly in Europe, to the 14th European Skeptics Conference, 23-25 August…