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Figurines provide clue to Olmec trading links in Mexico

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The identification of eight new sites in southwestern Mexico, where Olmec influence can be confirmed, indicates an overland trade network from the Gulf to the Pacific (0)

Why should you attend UKMW2014, ‘Museums beyond the Web’?

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  Why attend UKMW14? We think you’ll have a great time, learn lots and meet fascinating people. But if you need to make a a case to your boss, or include it in your professional development plan, here’s why we think UKMW is an essential part of your museum learning this year… The cut & paste in an email to your boss version   I need to attend UKMW14 to find out about the latest […]

Early 20th Century Water Cyclists

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Cycling on water, it’s something we have been doing for decades. A water cycle is a bicycle-like watercraft that makes it possible for us move on water using our own legs. In the late 1890s this invention got the name hydrocycle. To move forward, riders use a crank with pedals just as on a bicycle. The power the rider then puts into the pedals will be shifted to the water or the air via a […]

#239 – SAA2015 BlogArch and Social Media Session

Click my poorly drawn image to go to the SAA submission system. The submission deadline for the 2015 SAAs in San Francisco is September 11! Check out the title and abstract of the Social Media symposium I’ve set up and feel free to submit a paper. Not Just Blogging Archaeology – Media and Social Media’s Influence on Archaeology Since the time of Renfrew and Binford, archaeology as a profession has embraced both a scientific methodology […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #527

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Get your Open Access (free to read) archaeology fix: Notes on a Stone Circle in Wigtownshire.http://bit.ly/12sdZSK Note on the Proclamation for Disarming of the Highlands in 1746.http://bit.ly/Z95Zm8 The San Diego Archaeological Center and the Future of Curationhttp://bit.ly/1ajqtwd Further work at Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshirehttp://bit.ly/15kLVMx A morphological study of some old and new Pleistocene discoveries from Javahttp://bit.ly/1qSI9Fw Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative

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ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative The Department of State and the American Schools of Oriental Research have established a 12-month, multipronged program — the Syrian Heritage Initiative (SHI) — to plan and implement cultural property protection and preservation projects in Syria in the short- and long-term to address the ongoing crisis and to prepare for the inevitable reconstruction process. SHI consists of three major units: cultural heritage communications, satellite remote sensing and mapping, and preservation planning. […]

New content, new contributors

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Eric Raymond popularized the phrase “release early, release often” as a philosophy for software development. It works for digital scholarhip, too. We’re happy to announce today an early release of a facsimile browser incorporating new material from our photography in the Escorial last summer. The digital facsimile edition requires data about the manuscripts (including what folios appear in what sequence), an index aligning each folio with a canonical citation of lines of the Iliad, and […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #526

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Open Access (free to read) archaeology articles for everyone: On the Examination of Two Hut-Circles in the Strath of Kildonan, Sutherlandshire, one of which has an Earth House annexed.http://bit.ly/12jAWaM Excavation of Rudh’ an Dunain Cave, Skye.http://bit.ly/14DyagZ On the Monumental Effigies in Coberley Church, Gloucestershirehttp://bit.ly/108NFpF An Anglo-Saxon ornamental silver strip from the Cuerdale hoardhttp://bit.ly/13mpeIL Medieval Britain in 1966http://bit.ly/16l6vQa Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Designer Creates Seven 3D Printed Heels Representing the Seven Deadly Sin

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Shoe shopping can be regarded as a fairly widespread sin for many women around the globe. Well, a sinful pleasure, to be exact.  “Just this one pair and that’s it!”, “I must/need/absolutely can’t live without these!” and “Come to mama!” are just some of commonly used phrases by women who have encountered yet another pair of their latest irresistible foot adornment. 7 deadly sins – 3D printed heelsSource: http://www.visualize-to.be Perhaps Belgian shoe designer Katrien Herdewyn had […]

Archaeology Day 2014 my day

Where did you say you left those epistemological cleavers and ontological chisels? July 11th, 2014 was this year’s designated Day of Archaeology, a day for any archaeologist to share some aspect of their working life with the world at large. Here are some of the things that were preoccupying me that day. Early that morning, I walked down a mountain through olive groves, with the pre dawn breeze wafting me gently on, to catch a bus from the […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #525

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Todays Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: On the Ancient and Modern Ethnography of Scotland.http://bit.ly/10wo106 Bronze Age Short Cists near Dunfermline, Fife. With a Report on the Bones found.http://bit.ly/1aFYcyw The Historical Development of Santa Barbara Channel Archaeologyhttp://bit.ly/1nesHqj Notes of an Examination of the Architecture of the Choir of Lincoln Cathedral, with a view to determining the Chronology of St. Hugh’s workhttp://bit.ly/12ONCoo Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Open Access Monograph Series: Fieldiana Anthropology

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Fieldiana Anthropology: A Collection of Digitized Books Publications from the Chicago Field Museum’s Fieldiana Anthropology series, digitized with permission of the Museum. The collection is a subset of the University of Illinois Digitized Books Collection. Listed below are those titles relating to antiquity (old world): Japanese temples and houses / Fieldiana, Popular Series, Anthropology, no. 14  Gunsaulus, Helen Cowen, 1886-1954. Report on the excavation of the “A” cemetery at Kish, Mesopotamia. Part I / Fieldiana Anthropology […]

Get the most out of the Artstor Digital Library

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Wurts Bros. , New York Public Library Picture Collection, Miss Javitz, Miss Louise Riley, and Naomi Street helping customers to select prints, 1949. Museum of the City of New York Start the school year off right by registering for a free Artstor Digital Library account. Among the many benefits: you can organize images into groups, export these groups as PowerPoint presentations or download them in zipped files, share them with other users at your institution, add searchable annotations to […]

Upgrading Image Thumbnails… Or How to Fill a Large Display Without Your Content Team Quitting

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The following is a guest post by Chris Adams from the Repository Development Center at the Library of Congress, the technical lead for the World Digital Library. Preservation is usually about maintaining as much information as possible for the future but access requires us to balance factors like image quality against file size and design requirements. These decisions often require revisiting as technology improves and what previously seemed like a reasonable compromise now feels constricting. […]

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