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Dr John B Winterburn
A Landscape and Conflict archaeologist. Research Associate for the EAMENA Project, University of Oxford. All Tweets and comments represent my own views.
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Dr John B Winterburn May 23
As an ex Multitone employee of Mr Alex Poliakoff I am loving 'Summer of Rockets'
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Nadhim Zahawi May 13
Replying to @afneil
I have been saying for months that unless we deliver Brexit we will unleash forces that none of us know where politics or our country ends up. I have been dreading this day. It has now arrived.
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Dr John B Winterburn May 17
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Andy Brockman May 17
When is passing peer review not passing peer review? As the University of Bristol backs away the Voynich Manuscript story looks set to ask some searching questions about academic impact & peer reviewed journals. On the plus side, the paper is
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Dr John B Winterburn May 15
All language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in mainland China since April, the Wikimedia foundation has confirmed. BBC News - Wikipedia blocked in China in all languages
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Dr John B Winterburn May 15
Fieldwork in is not just photographing brown stones against a brown background ! . Recent spring rains enabled many desert plants to flower.
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BBC News Technology May 14
Wikipedia blocked in China in all languages
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Dr John B Winterburn May 14
In many locations the ancient Khatt Shebib linear feature has been damaged by roads. New tracks continue the destruction and are one of the multitude of threats to this feature. Another reason for documentation and recording.
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Dr John B Winterburn May 14
Replying to @preshitorian
Fabulous. What a great menu for the week.
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Rory Stewart May 11
Promising to see reports from Yemen that the Houthis are beginning to withdraw from the critical ports of Hodeidah, Saleef and Ras Isa, under UN supervision. Vital that aid continues to flow into Yemen and reach those most in need in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
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Dr John B Winterburn May 13
Replying to @Sarah_May1
Probably not but you would need to ask the 18-15 age group to find out which one they do use. I suspect Instagram may be the way to go. Another possibility is a WhatsApp group for potential post-grads. Build a community of potential applicants .
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Dan Snow May 13
Great use of twitter: is live tweeting from a dig on one of the best viking sites.....
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Dr John B Winterburn May 13
Replying to @Sarah_May1
I have just been thinking about this some more. You are right. Personal connections really are the key. Applicants want to feel they are known, wanted and valued within an institution. Perhaps Social Media is the new space to start making these connections.
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Dr John B Winterburn May 13
Replying to @Sarah_May1
My route onto an MA was a prof who spared me 90 minutes of his time and let me convince him that a recently redundant engineer could change his career and become a Landscape Archaeologist. Bristol was the only place that listened.
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Dr John B Winterburn May 13
Focus on what a brilliant place is. Museums, The Gower, Copperopolis, The Mumbles, Dylan Thomas, Indoor Market, Swansea Valley, Black Mountains, Singleton Park. Swansea is full to bursting point with Public History and Heritage. I loved living there.
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Dr John B Winterburn May 13
When the ancient Khatt Shebib linear feature is encroached by modern settlement it can become threatened and damaged by building work and the dumping of rubbish, highlighting the need to document the feature.
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Dr John B Winterburn May 11
No. 100. 500 km of running around parks on a Saturday Morning. Thank you and
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Dr John B Winterburn May 10
Modern meets ancient. Early 20th century Ottoman trenches and parapets have been constructed across the Khatt Shebib, seen running off into the distance.The new respects the old, no robbing of stones. Near Waheida,
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Dr John B Winterburn May 9
Replying to @daraobriain
You need to engage the brain before tweeting. He should have realised that what he tweeted could be interpreted as being offensive.
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Dr John B Winterburn May 9
The Khatt Shebib linear feature begins or ends on the Ras en Naqb escarpment, 30 km SW of Ma'an, Jordan. What was its purpose? Anthropologically informed Landscape Archaeology may provide some clues. See for some more information
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