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David Wengrow @davidwengrow London, England

Archaeologist & author・Professor @UCL

273 Following   3,614 Followers   2,829 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/2/18


Trenchant critique of @WSJ's review of the "Arabesque" @the_clark. Among the signal contributions of #IslamicArt wa… https://t.co/4ltaHP7j7B
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12/9
2019
but BoJo really isn't a decent person, and doesn't even seriously pretend to be. I find it hard to believe that, de… https://t.co/u6rtUoYCJl
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12/8
2019
@MrChris07929358 Figured @MrChris07929358 Well sometimes borrowed, sometimes rejected @hannahfluck @ClimateHeritage @greenmuseum @AndrewSPotts @GullahGeechee @DrMWiggins @marcyrockman @AdamCMarkhamhttps://t.co/QlMtddGJnTLeaving #COP25 after an awesome week getting #heritage & #people into #climatechange conversations. We've a long w… https://t.co/3EK7sOaE9R
Retweeted by David Wengrow @inside_lemon @Chomskyter @davidgraeber @KevinHIpoet1967 @NouriPen @PaddyTofu @rattlecans @scientificeconhttps://t.co/7Xj2n5LLfvHey @Chomskyter @davidgraeber @davidwengrow @KevinHIpoet1967 @NouriPen @PaddyTofu @rattlecans @scientificeconhttps://t.co/rBVStSsVby
Retweeted by David WengrowWe encounter a spectrum of perspectives and approaches on social media, but I would remind you all, both inside and… https://t.co/W45nWPzbL9
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12/7
2019
@matthewj13 @uclioa @TAG_UCL_IoA Looking forward to it!Honoured and flattered to be giving the @UCLIoA Gordon Childe Lecture next Thursday, in conjunction with… https://t.co/RUCbx2KyDG
Retweeted by David Wengrowyes...read this. https://t.co/z9pQ6qinJa
Retweeted by David Wengrow @JudithBeyer Interesting!Quick end-of-week rant on agricultural origins: can folks stop using lines like "crops and livestock spread rapidly… https://t.co/UlUEGEFs3vThis is simply AMAZING!!!! Great job @TAG_UCL_IoA I’m not bringing my baby along 😢 but I’m so glad to know that you… https://t.co/Ko2eewtscY
Retweeted by David Wengrow @CathrynTownsend @TAG_UCL_IoA @brennawalks @pontus_skoglund @SelBrace @Tash_Reynolds @mt_genes @preshitorianhttps://t.co/lZ4cz5p3Qq @AndrewBuskell @TAG_UCL_IoA @brennawalks @pontus_skoglund @SelBrace @Tash_Reynolds @mt_genes @preshitorianhttps://t.co/MzF6xznwXM @arch_sedaDNA Look forward to seeing you there.Countdown to @TAG_UCL_IoA and our panel debate: "Archaeology, ancestry, and human genomics" with @brennawalkshttps://t.co/MyMlOc4kkWBeen reading the different country submissions to @IcomOfficiel call to redefine #museums, as I write my inaugural… https://t.co/RZhu4EFc9A
Retweeted by David WengrowReally looking forward, if that's the right term, to our TAG session on nationalism & mythic pasts on the 17th. How… https://t.co/t4T5T1G7fW
Retweeted by David WengrowFormidable David. 👏 This is just stunning and for me a little heart breaking, to know the landscape of Amiens is… https://t.co/we5WpryWvi
Retweeted by David Wengrow @DanielSalinas00 @TAG_UCL_IoA Same dilemma ..Happy that in a couple of weeks I'll be going to @TAG_UCL_IoA, but having a hard time scheduling which sessions to… https://t.co/Xj35FCekJp
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12/6
2019
Very disturbing https://t.co/Y4MLe1wYTc
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12/4
2019
@johnnythin Brilliant @RealMattLucas All good and likewise! xx @RealMattLucas Congrats Matt - proud to have once shared the stage with you, but I won't share the pic! Take care. @OwenJones84 @BBCr4today Was wondering the same myself this morning, not to mention what came across (to me at leas… https://t.co/wrQNfYwc6NWhy do @BBCr4today keep hosting their programme at universities during a strike, when they know full well that Labo… https://t.co/PF8GQ1RLhS
Retweeted by David WengrowHow extraordinary that Rees-Mogg chooses to stand in front of a megalithic monument - which speaks so strongly of c… https://t.co/avVkyVKyel
Retweeted by David WengrowI know I'm not the only one banging this drum but archaeologists really need to reckon with the ways the extreme ri… https://t.co/QTNs9WIY0M
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12/3
2019
To my friends and colleagues who ... don’t get instinctively classified as white European (what does this mean deep… https://t.co/k2OjqbpReG
Retweeted by David WengrowRacism is .... morally wrong, illegal in most countries, and disgusting to me. And yet we live in countries with a… https://t.co/7BjFmaOWFR
Retweeted by David WengrowSo - why spend my time on this on twitter? If I’m honest it’s because it really grates seeing people use the scienc… https://t.co/1Cm3dmgZKs
Retweeted by David WengrowWe will be meeting with @USSEmployers this afternoon, after the strikes brought them back to the table. We hope the… https://t.co/3xa5ylG7cj
Retweeted by David Wengrow1. As a member of several groups currently engaged in active conspiracies (I am a leftist, academic, archaeologist,… https://t.co/JYyWRIt7pu
Retweeted by David Wengrowthis enrages me so much: visiting rabbi beaten up in blatant antisemitic attack, gov't does, media says nothing. G… https://t.co/3rgXmDJXYL
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12/2
2019
Professional archaeologists, well qualified, degree educated, with years of technical experience, reporting 'diffic… https://t.co/yWx6TUCKJP
Retweeted by David Wengrow @ms_whitle Thanks Matthew!
12/1
2019
A Catalan chap who chased the murderer + removed the knife, a Polish chap with a 5ft narwhal tusk who took on the m… https://t.co/4hQ7q2DiT7
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11/30
2019
The FT view: The current industrial action carries wider significance than the fate of a disputed retirement plan.… https://t.co/XtCIswsokF
Retweeted by David WengrowArchaeological activism from the picket line @UCLarchaeology @UCL_UCU @ucu https://t.co/jFm3VMkrgr
Retweeted by David WengrowRemember, we ALL benefit from successful industrial action, even if we can’t or won’t strike. Please don’t promote… https://t.co/RlKdi8in4l
Retweeted by David WengrowLast year, I wrote and delivered my first lecture for 240 undergrad students. The University tried to pay me £22.50… https://t.co/VW18t8VjpM
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11/29
2019
There is something really quite distasteful about the #THEAwards taking place tonight. I’m not sure there is ever a… https://t.co/kPLyVdKCGj
Retweeted by David WengrowArchaeodeath Solidarity with the UCU Strikers https://t.co/SDueMwQyBN
Retweeted by David WengrowWSA picket going on. In the sun! #UCUstrikeback https://t.co/Y8mB1GtwNk
Retweeted by David Wengrowobviously this will be followed tomorrow by an extended special on the vegetables grown on Jeremy Corbyn's allotmen… https://t.co/L4qw8kaQ3n
Retweeted by David WengrowGotcha! Just now. 51 seconds in, the BBC journalist attempts to lie on the Tories behalf. Barry Gardiner stops him… https://t.co/6hQef5BwSf
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11/28
2019
@urbanprehisto Ever seen the one with Richard Burton? It's a hoot.
11/27
2019
@samhaselby Would be glad to. Drop me an email. @wawaaba_ Thanks.Come to our teach-outs! #anthrostrike #UCUstrikes #UCUstrike @UCLanthropology https://t.co/kSGlOc6Dd0
Retweeted by David Wengrow @preshitorian Wow!Look at how many were out! Students are not paying £27,000 to see their junior lecturers on endless short-term cont… https://t.co/SdMwYUcNYZ
Retweeted by David WengrowPlease see our statement regarding our conference partners for TAG 2019 https://t.co/jGuuto9nfr
Retweeted by David Wengrow @wawaaba_ @profdanhicks . @TAG_UCL_IoA has just posted a statement on this. Please do take a look. Very much lookin… https://t.co/Qp7DWJO0SU"We are students of University College London. We are not customers of UCL plc." Amazing from UCL students.… https://t.co/GSBzerdj2w
Retweeted by David WengrowStatement on Partnerships, from @TAG_UCL_IoA. In response to a request by @profdanhicks that we withdraw … https://t.co/3YxdN6bd5KI think this is what you call 'getting owned'. Brexit MEP absolutely trashed in 15 seconds by Green MEP Professor o… https://t.co/xVX3akySR9
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11/26
2019
@profdanhicks @TAG_UCL_IoA Kindly RT mine, so followers of your Twitter thread can see that your proposal is being… https://t.co/opVqrR8lkfThanks for raising this (again) Dan - as you'll have already seen from my earlier tweet, I'm very happy to convey y… https://t.co/U3FwqmwTBW @laura_hampden @profdanhicks @Reverend_Lyn @TAG_UCL_IoA @UCLarchaeology @britishmuseum Very happy to put this point… https://t.co/Va9ZrvnkxE
11/25
2019
Back in the ?1970s academics were required to quantify their hours and Arnoldo Momigliano famously replied that ALL… https://t.co/b21PGLHqCZ
Retweeted by David WengrowAgain fascinating for specialists of the Roman emperor. For US citizens this is infuriating and insulting https://t.co/oAUwvoZUwO
Retweeted by David WengrowIf you want to see how the demands on academics have changed, this was the advert for my permanent, full-time lectu… https://t.co/yRWSy7mkde
Retweeted by David Wengrow @preshitorian @Sarah_May1 Good luck figuring it out, and I hope you get the sort of decisive response that's clearly needed. @Sarah_May1 @preshitorian Sounds symptomatic of so much going on in this country at the moment. Or maybe I'm just e… https://t.co/vZUoMJFb1O @preshitorian Not a fellow, never was, but interested what FSAs feel they've got out of it (aside from this current… https://t.co/77iwhm0m1Q @profdanhicks @Reverend_Lyn @TAG_UCL_IoA @UCLarchaeology @britishmuseum I expect the serious issues raised by corpo… https://t.co/kccT1MO2Bw @profdanhicks @Reverend_Lyn @TAG_UCL_IoA @UCLarchaeology @britishmuseum Nope, and not really sure what you think th… https://t.co/iBd4RjOsMJMoments ago, the Egyptian security forces raided the offices of @MadaMasr, the last major independent news organiza… https://t.co/SuP7SMKmgp
Retweeted by David Wengrow @DenisGouaux @davidwengrow @davidgraeber Cadeau 😉 https://t.co/tAsv7dvLGb
Retweeted by David WengrowHuman evolution as Lord of the Rings .. ? https://t.co/kdlDppvgjm
Retweeted by David Wengrow @profdanhicks @Reverend_Lyn @TAG_UCL_IoA @UCLarchaeology @britishmuseum Yes, and the BM are one of I think 14 TAG s… https://t.co/QBRXmCAPnV
11/24
2019
@profdanhicks @Reverend_Lyn @TAG_UCL_IoA @UCLarchaeology @britishmuseum Neither. @profdanhicks @Reverend_Lyn @TAG_UCL_IoA @UCLarchaeology . @britishmuseum has a new (ticketed) exhibition called "T… https://t.co/kqq5kERJuZGreat you can make it - I'm looking forward to "new thinking from (post)colonial museums," including some explanati… https://t.co/lfGOHA4k2F"The Decolonisation of Archaeology and Archaeological Collections within museums"—it'll be a great privilege to spe… https://t.co/Kz4LVkANit
Retweeted by David WengrowGreat, but short trip to Vancouver for #AAACASCA2019! Sorry to miss most folks this time around. Thanks to… https://t.co/sMSaFv0zZ8
Retweeted by David WengrowElected by no one, given a remit by no one, and asking for the input of exactly no one outside a secret meeting, th… https://t.co/89bU6nQD7a
Retweeted by David WengrowGrooved ware was a common find at the Neolithic site of Durrington Walls & research into the use of grooved ware po… https://t.co/ETvKvm2wbC
Retweeted by David Wengrow @davidgraeber @FloPopp Utter tosh.Here’s the clips from the 4 different BBC Question Time appearances by “Man in the white T’Shirt”... you’d think it… https://t.co/8jtIDC20Tj
Retweeted by David Wengrow @RickBlagger What a brilliant spot!Human evolution as Lord of the Rings .. ? https://t.co/kdlDppvgjmMy rankings for #bbcqt 1.Corbyn 2.Sturgeon 3. Guy who kept shouting about Russia report 4.Fiona Bruce saying ‘bum… https://t.co/EgGGc8pNXZ
Retweeted by David Wengrow @preshitorian @Tess_Machling Sweet Christ.Further to earlier discussion. Shameful, truly shameful: Society of Antiquaries in turmoil after vote to back sex a… https://t.co/Xdvd9cYs4A
Retweeted by David WengrowImportante articolo di @davidgraeber; leggetelo e, se vi convince (come spero), per favore diffondetelo: https://t.co/OWKsTiXpHF
Retweeted by David WengrowFor all 3000 FSAs out there, that’s what you place after your names https://t.co/aICrSYmTyX
Retweeted by David WengrowWhere are the polls for last night?
Retweeted by David WengrowWhat the ACTUAL fuck!? BBC News edited out the audience laughing at Boris Johnson on the topic of ‘telling the tru… https://t.co/6FC8xTRww8
Retweeted by David Wengrow.@BBCNews I believe your doctoring of the Johnson question on #BBCQT to edit out the laughter is a criminal act dur… https://t.co/3iQ9KihwrD
Retweeted by David Wengrow @davidwengrow #visualculture https://t.co/BVBRMrZqjA
Retweeted by David WengrowWe have to leave don’t we. https://t.co/OXytzRevL9
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11/23
2019
@Steph_Boonstra @TheEES I can't tell you how much I love that the Institite of Pyramidology had an "Emergency Address" (in Stanmore!) @FinnaEbrithil Soon-ish!
11/22
2019
@Sonia_Zak Tweet away!
11/21
2019

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