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Maritime archaeology

Here are two recent open-access publications by myself and Prof. Kristin Ilves in the field of maritime archaeology. Marila, M., Ilves, K. Maritime Archaeology in Finland: History and Future Tasks. J Mari Arch 16, 333–351 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11457-021-09303-2. Marila, M. &

Maritime archaeology

Here are two recent open-access publications by myself and Prof. Kristin Ilves in the field of maritime archaeology. Marila, M., Ilves, K. Maritime Archaeology in Finland: History and Future Tasks. J Mari Arch 16, 333–351 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11457-021-09303-2. Marila, M. &

Introductory Notes to a Speculative Epistemology of Archaeology

I recently defended my thesis which is available online here (minus the articles).

Introductory Notes to a Speculative Epistemology of Archaeology

I recently defended my thesis which is available online here (minus the articles).

Slow Science for Fast Archaeology

Article available online now (open-access).

Slow Science for Fast Archaeology

Article available online now (open-access).

Finnish reactions to the New Archaeology

In a recent article, I explored Finnish reactions to the New Archaeology in and after the 1970s. Full text pdf access is now possible via the Fennoscandia archaeologica journal website (http://www.sarks.fi/fa/PDF/FA35_19.pdf).

Finnish reactions to the New Archaeology

In a recent article, I explored Finnish reactions to the New Archaeology in and after the 1970s. Full text pdf access is now possible via the Fennoscandia archaeologica journal website (http://www.sarks.fi/fa/PDF/FA35_19.pdf).

Get a free copy of my review of Ian Hodder’s Entangled

Just follow this link. The first 50 will be able to download a free full-text version of my recent review of Ian Hodder’s Entangled.

Get a free copy of my review of Ian Hodder’s Entangled

Just follow this link. The first 50 will be able to download a free full-text version of my recent review of Ian Hodder’s Entangled.

Criticism

One thing I dislike about the academia is the obsession with criticism, especially the form it mainly takes inside classrooms where we are expected to hone our verbal skills. This kind of sophistic criticism is usually motivated by discovering the

Criticism

One thing I dislike about the academia is the obsession with criticism, especially the form it mainly takes inside classrooms where we are expected to hone our verbal skills. This kind of sophistic criticism is usually motivated by discovering the

New things

As you can see, the blog has a new layout. The old template was ancient and did not allow for any degree of customization. Also, http://www.markomarila.fi is now up and running. There really is not much to see there yet,

New things

As you can see, the blog has a new layout. The old template was ancient and did not allow for any degree of customization. Also, http://www.markomarila.fi is now up and running. There really is not much to see there yet,

The many stages of writing a paper

A while ago I wrote about the scientific paper misrepresenting the nature of the scientific process. Below is a link to a time-lapse video that attempts to convey the processual nature of writing a paper, although it doesn’t deal with

The many stages of writing a paper

A while ago I wrote about the scientific paper misrepresenting the nature of the scientific process. Below is a link to a time-lapse video that attempts to convey the processual nature of writing a paper, although it doesn’t deal with

Ruin aesthetics (modern ruins)

The purpose of this post is only to mention that recently I wrote a short piece on ruin aesthetics on my other blog (the one that gets two hits per month instead of the six that this blog enjoys) where

Ruin aesthetics (modern ruins)

The purpose of this post is only to mention that recently I wrote a short piece on ruin aesthetics on my other blog (the one that gets two hits per month instead of the six that this blog enjoys) where

Hipsters

It seems that one of the philosophers I read, Graham Harman, recently had an unpleasant encounter with a hipster. I have on many occasion thought about the same thing: why are hipsters (and let’s not get caught in semantics here, by

Hipsters

It seems that one of the philosophers I read, Graham Harman, recently had an unpleasant encounter with a hipster. I have on many occasion thought about the same thing: why are hipsters (and let’s not get caught in semantics here, by