Welcome to the Urban Archaeology blog. Freelance archaeologist Chiz Harward provides a range of on and offsite services to the archaeological profession, including running and working on excavations, post-excavation services, training and development work, and illustration work. This weblog will carry news of projects as and when they happen as well as wider thoughts on archaeological issues, especially recording, stratigraphy and training.



Archaeology blogging research questionnaire

Fleur Schinning is carrying out research into archaeological blogging and social media for a Masters in Heritage Management at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her research will focus on the use of blogs and social media and how they contribute to the accessibility of archaeology in the Netherlands, but she is looking at blogs from the US and UK:

"For my research I will be looking at several blogs from both the UK and USA; in these countries blogging seems widely accepted and used a lot as a tool in creating support for archaeology, and I have come across some very interesting and successful blogs...


...To be able to explore how blogging in archaeology contributes to public archaeology, I would like to question the bloggers and blog readers of these blogs. This is where my request comes in. I have set up a questionnaire in which I ask the visitors of your blog several questions regarding their motives for visiting the blog and so on....


The questionnaire can be viewed here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HYfaBVQdiWnl6kjBOePyHRp7l717XCCnafO2m08jA0E/viewform?c=0&w=1
...All participants also have a chance to win a small prize; 6 issues of Archaeology Magazine!"

So if you have a moment, please help Fleur with her research,

thankyou