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David Wengrow @davidwengrow London, England

Archaeologist & author・Professor @UCL

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Joined Twitter 3/2/18


@Augusta_McMahon @IraqJournal Cheers Augusta!this is very important. For 10 years now we've been fed a lie that "capitalism" is causing massive reductions in gl… https://t.co/dKln4zwrZp
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7/7
2020
Second preliminary report of our @UCLarchaeology excavations in Iraqi Kurdistan is firmly in the pipeline - proofs… https://t.co/X3PmtRvmcQ @stevenbachelor @davidgraeber @chirikure Thanks!
7/6
2020
Is it just me or does it seem irresponsible to write in the NYTimes about a gene variant associated with worse covi… https://t.co/ndEWj1882z
Retweeted by David Wengrow @JonangusMackay @RaspaPLUSdevi @davidgraeber @chirikure Great title too, but does it specifically discuss "wunan"? @FlintDibble I know, but his book actually pretty much says this. @chirikure Huge amount of gatekeeping. @FlintDibble Steven Pinker would agree. @CJFrieman @Tess_Machling @SueGreaney Bloody hell . . @Tess_Machling @CJFrieman @SueGreaney I would happily tell all, but of course, minutes are confidential (and, I sh… https://t.co/Dq5M9pwUft @CJFrieman @SueGreaney @Tess_Machling That's kind Sue but it never seems to end well if I join these illustrious cl… https://t.co/Xomk8VIB5X @davidwengrow @Tess_Machling @lornarichardson Nor me 😂😂
Retweeted by David Wengrow @davidwengrow @lornarichardson It really does sit very, very uneasy with me...these elite, establishment, groups fu… https://t.co/LnEpX2TBAT
Retweeted by David Wengrow @lornarichardson Shouldn't be a case of being 'let in' though....
Retweeted by David WengrowAlthough this is better than nothing, I'm still really uncomfortable about these organisations. Any organisation th… https://t.co/TEJKWp8n9w
Retweeted by David Wengrow @Tess_Machling @lornarichardson They still haven't let me in :) @chirikure Partly it's also a matter of accepting Indigenous societies have their own social theorists and intellec… https://t.co/KyFafbBKtY
Retweeted by David Wengrow @RaspaPLUSdevi @davidgraeber @chirikure Do you know if any of these explicitly talk about the concept of 'wunan'? @fake__monkey @chirikure Interesting! @fake__monkey @chirikure Yes it really makes you think. @chirikure Partly it's also a matter of accepting Indigenous societies have their own social theorists and intellec… https://t.co/KyFafbBKtY @chirikure . @davidgraeber and I have been wondering about the Aboriginal term 'wunan' which in Australia seems to… https://t.co/XQ36lxY6rJ
Retweeted by David Wengrow @chirikure . @davidgraeber and I have been wondering about the Aboriginal term 'wunan' which in Australia seems to… https://t.co/XQ36lxY6rJWhat names, do people in other parts of the world give themselves? Surely, they do not call themselves bands and so… https://t.co/IHHOmF5nN3
Retweeted by David Wengrow @LeMoustier @Archaeofiend I'm not sure it's the words themselves that matter, so much as what you do with them. Wha… https://t.co/p0hzOOzv0U👇is surely the key question now: almost anyone you ask claims they've "moved on" long ago from universal stage-like… https://t.co/4tuxwUkkFT @Archaeofiend Thank you! even if there was something that an ancient or contemporary society might understand as a… https://t.co/cFQ3bqedh1
Retweeted by David Wengrow @MichaelESmith @Archaeofiend The ideas we use in intro classes are literally foundational. They will have more impa… https://t.co/W0nPufJhkP
Retweeted by David WengrowAnthropology & archaeology folk: please put away the 'Bands - Tribes - Chiefdoms - States' sociopolitical typology.… https://t.co/aRR21ccYGD
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7/5
2020
Look what we're doing! Huge thanks to Vanessa Davies for setting up the site. https://t.co/vIN6RT2Qg9
Retweeted by David Wengrow @kemetexpert @CarlosCoke1 @BumbaughSolange @TS_Afrikology :) @kemetexpert @CarlosCoke1 @BumbaughSolange @TS_Afrikology Hi - sorry, didn't read Vanessa's email closely enough -… https://t.co/jQi6WZj2pNWhat it's about 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇2/2 https://t.co/XN7QBBR9g1Delighted to have just joined an exciting new initiative - https://t.co/mBO4henOyD, description👇Thank you so much t… https://t.co/PjcMRgTwaA
7/3
2020
Some musing on decolonizing the curriculum with shout outs to @lastpositivist @SereneKhader @david @OwenWintersgillhttps://t.co/3swTIHdYCU
Retweeted by David WengrowJoin us at UCL! Teaching Fellow in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology. Applications close the 17th of July!! https://t.co/vvqaJWshan
Retweeted by David Wengrow @Joko @davidgraeber @ewadomatska That would be great! @Joko @davidgraeber Actually yes, we had most of it finished before lockdown. It is coming. Foreign translations ar… https://t.co/wxuqs306qe
7/2
2020
@nicolasxferrand thank you Nicolas, all the best
7/1
2020
I'm doing a Q&A session on Jamma. Send me your questions about my new book Divine Fertility and the #Archaeology an… https://t.co/MSNs9XGpX5
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6/30
2020
Celia, I'm not angry with you. I was told this was about "museums". I was never asked about my work with… https://t.co/RXVq7jYhkJ
Retweeted by David WengrowCelia, I was never told that this was about the #BeninBronzes nor the #BritishMuseum. I stated an opinion that was… https://t.co/9ffIvu7xyq
Retweeted by David WengrowIt's more than Bronzes or lack of #diversity or the crusade of one white museum guy It's also about what a person o… https://t.co/36seti9Zsk
Retweeted by David Wengrow @Speculad @Panzaredda Strehlow, TGH, "Aranda Traditions."
6/29
2020
Happy to announce that our @HaffenrefferMus @BrownUniversity exhibition "Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migratio… https://t.co/kKdAMb5IoS
Retweeted by David WengrowThe future of archaeology is anti-racist.
Retweeted by David Wengrow @JuneMccarthy10 When the first white archaeologists visited Great Zimbabwe they were too blinded by racism to see i… https://t.co/ddb5pwLhKo
Retweeted by David Wengrow @faircopy They aren't so much depictions as conventional ways of showing different stages of youth. Left: a grave m… https://t.co/KAYJT1zB3o @pinko_snob .. is not the point. @Panzaredda Stephen Houston's "The Gifted Passage" - which is also where the images come from.One thing we learn from history - ancient and modern - is that what a society does (or doesn't do) with people betw… https://t.co/J7XqkiqWizthe thought occurred to me, is there some way to neutralise this puritanical narcissism? Which also of course invol… https://t.co/hspUEXY2eW
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6/28
2020
#Independence regarding #Somaliland is an on-going process of #decolonisation achieving the impossible in all areas… https://t.co/idRiX5Ayhp
Retweeted by David Wengrow @dillardsarah @CharlesCMann Yes, that was my impression too but as you say it seems surprisingly hard to find any s… https://t.co/tKejmhmfSd @BronzeAgeEurope Thanks @KSRInrap Thank you! @CharlesCMann Should a reference come to mind .. @SluckyAlex Me too, there's a recommendation in the thread below. @jjfox123 Thank you!Has anyone written about the influence of Native American ball games on European culture?
6/26
2020
If you haven’t already done so, register today to be part of this SBA webinar, “Archaeology in the Time of Black Li… https://t.co/Gw8cG1P4IG
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6/24
2020
I know this is all very impressive, but what struck me about this article: 'It offers the first evidence that the e… https://t.co/st6XML6ShE
Retweeted by David WengrowAnnouncing the Black Trowel Collective Microgrants! Inspired by @libertinopatren, we are a collective of archaeolog… https://t.co/osruBR2ovc
Retweeted by David Wengrow @urbanprehisto Belly laugh.Is archaeology still colonial and extractive? How many African countries have labs for isotopes, material science,… https://t.co/VQ8wQv3Cb4
Retweeted by David WengrowIn Dec. 1958 the new Sudanese government of Ibrahim Abboud removed the statues of Lord Kitchener and General Gordon… https://t.co/jR0NRhhGgS
Retweeted by David Wengrow3/4 The removal of the statues caused much lament in Britain. The Glasgow Herald: 'To remove Kitchener & Gordon fro… https://t.co/qcMYrsrsEs
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6/22
2020
@Sternchancer @davidgraeber @dadadocot @marklestervalle Thanks v much will check it out @drmounza @SmithsonianMag I would never have known. @davidwengrow Similarly for #ancientDNA reports, when variants for light skin genes (e.g. SLC24A5) are found, it is… https://t.co/q7JwEqHXKr
Retweeted by David Wengrow @recycle__bin Everyday is school now if you've got kids in lockdown :). . . when academics present images of (e.g.) women in positions of authority (Minoan Crete), or potent figures wit… https://t.co/S739RK1X92I think it's worth reflecting on when and why certain images from antiquity are explicitly flagged as "symbolic" to… https://t.co/UJtfm0ixy6
6/21
2020
@razibkhan @Boothicus I'm constantly struck by how many people think it's possible to coerce a statue.Archaeologists tend to post the most interesting stuff on Twitter. Follow archaeologists. That’s my wisdom of the day.
Retweeted by David Wengrow @tamaraplay @aeonmag I know what you mean! But I never found anything like that to read to my kids when they were y… https://t.co/qHCPAHbP4p
6/20
2020
@davidwengrow It is really fascinating to see how molecular biology, which many would regard as the paradigm pf pos… https://t.co/r994wevYa7
Retweeted by David WengrowThis is just getting silly isn't it? https://t.co/5QbFa1aBryThis sort of nonsense is very frustrating. It refers to 11th-century Irish story based *explicitly* on the Tower of… https://t.co/gCZFq0cF9f
Retweeted by David WengrowJust adding my Facebook response to *that* Nature paper here for anyone who is interested. A bit fuller than my bad… https://t.co/9EpU5KGBvw
Retweeted by David WengrowAs off today I no longer work in the "Pearson Building", as @UCL denames spaces & buildings named after eugenicist… https://t.co/HnMGxfJhlz
Retweeted by David WengrowUCL's Galton Lecture Theatre is now Lecture Theatre 115. Leadership took their time but well done to those who camp… https://t.co/9yC4IrQFyW
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6/19
2020
@CJFrieman @johnnythin @preshitorian Yes, and I don't think we should call the social aspects of archaeological int… https://t.co/YDlTdF55kq @johnnythin @CJFrieman @preshitorian I read the paper - lots of really valuable new data in there, but seems like a… https://t.co/9pR7QH3D0Z @BrigitteLOignon I have access via my uni (and read it!) @I_VG There is a book called "Winter King" by Thomas Penn, but it's about the Tudors.Intriguing stuff - but if there were "God-Kings" in the Irish Neolithic their authority seems to be largely wrapped… https://t.co/W9V37C1T96
6/18
2020
Good discussion on how to address shoddy, unethical science. FWIW I doubt Will would have been blocked for a "harm"… https://t.co/HYRmGMfHos
Retweeted by David Wengrow‘This mood makes itself felt everywhere, politically, socially, and philosophically. We are living in what the Gree… https://t.co/ABsVZkSJSv
Retweeted by David Wengrow @kemetexpert @CarlosCoke1 @BumbaughSolange @kataplexis @KaraCooney @TheEES @photograph_tut @mariosesh @EgyptCuratorhttps://t.co/1mZVK7nWNt
6/14
2020
@fake__monkey An example - published in Science - which goes so far as to claim that drought has been the "motor of… https://t.co/sUPf70AP5k"Deficit narrative" is not a phrase I'd come across: it accurately describes a lot of work in African archaeology.… https://t.co/w7dC4pXrZA @TheEES @CarlosCoke1 @BumbaughSolange @KaraCooney @photograph_tut @mariosesh @EgyptCurator @EgyptMcrhttps://t.co/YVezbzfzH9 @CarlosCoke1 @BumbaughSolange @TheEES @KaraCooney @photograph_tut @mariosesh @EgyptCurator @EgyptMcrhttps://t.co/1TaqD43FXl @davidwengrow it's because writing it was so much fun. Don't worry it's just the preface to a trilogy. I wasn't joking.
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6/13
2020
@monicabyrne13 Quite possibly our stars will align. @monicabyrne13 yes, it's that one - you've been there all the way! Well, most of the way, anyhow.Writing books is hard. I've written three, and every time so far there was this incredible sense of joy and relief… https://t.co/NELTynfae1 @Tash_Reynolds @kalahar1 @steviedubyu @KevinClimate @theresphysics Thought as much :)
6/12
2020

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