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Personal Branding for Archaeologists, Part VII: Crafting a Social Media Campaign

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“Nobody ever said success was going to be easy. If success was easy, everybody’d be doing it.” Anonymous I never cared about personal branding, online networking, or any of the stuff I’ve been writing about until the last time I was laid off from a cultural resource management archaeology job. There I was, a husband […] (0)

Corel® Painter® 2015′s new features defy attempts to mimic traditional, hand-drawn art

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A step in the right direction for digital art and software? The updates and new features on Corel® Painter® 2015 show a dedication of the software’s producers to ensure that it maintains its position as one of the most advanced software for the creation of digital art on the market. Some of the most important new features include ‘Particle Brushes’, which is said to use ‘physics’ to enhance the appearance of brush strokes, and ‘Jitter […]

New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe

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A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe — including whether we live in a hologram. A Fermilab scientist works on the laser beams at the heart of the Holometer experiment.  The Holometer will use twin laser interferometers to test whether the  universe is a 2-D… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit […]

How to make your presentations awesome

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I had a conversation several days ago with a teacher who was asking all the right questions. She wanted ideas of what works, what the research is saying is great for kids. In her first year, she was using primary sources and other kinds of evidence. She was having kids address deep questions. But she was still concerned about lecturing too much. And I had to agree. She was probably lecturing too much. It’s an […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #523

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Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: Locating the first Knights Templar Churchhttp://bit.ly/170b72S Roman Bronze Patella (exhibited by Dr John Alex. Smith)http://bit.ly/10wo106 Notice of the Examination of a Cairn and Interments of the Early Iron Age at the Black Rocks, Gullane, Haddingtonshire, on 14th March, 1908.http://bit.ly/10AcFr4 Defining Site Structure Complexity and Its Implications: Examples from Sites in the Santa Ynez River Basinhttp://bit.ly/1hPEYKr Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the Society for Arabian Studies

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[First posted in AWOL 1 November 2009. Updated 27 August 2014 (web site no longer active - the following links are at the Internet Archive)] Bulletin of the Society for Arabian StudiesISSN: 1361-9144 The Society publishes an annual Bulletin in the Spring giving information on research, publications, field work, conferences and events in the Arabian peninsula in fields ranging from archaeology and history to natural history and the environment. It also carries feature articles and […]

SAA 2015: Macroscopic approaches to archaeological histories: Insights into archaeological practice from digital methods

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Ben Marwick and I are organizing a session for the SAA2015 (the 80th edition, this year in San Francisco) on “Macroscopic approaches to archaeological histories: Insights into archaeological practice from digital methods”. It’s a pretty big tent. Below is the session ID and the abstract. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, why don’t you get in touch? Session ID 743. The history of archaeology, like most disciplines, is often presented as a […]

Jobs: H-Net Postings for 18 August to 25 August

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The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 18 August2014 to 25 August 2014. These job postings are included here based onthe categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See theH-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for moreinformation. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES California State University – East Bay – Assistant or AssociateProfessor, African American Studieshttp://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49354 (0)

Volunteers Needed for Smithsonian Digitization Project

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News originally posted by the good folks at H-HistBibl, presented here with additional commentary. The Smithsonian needs volunteers to help transcribe documents for a massive digitization project. By opting for crowdsourcing, the Smithsonian is speeding up the transcription of documents and enabling the general public to take part in what can be a very tedious process, livened up by the enthusiasm of volunteers. The project can also be an interesting avenue for a classroom assignment […]

Untangling the Knot of CAD Preservation

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<img class="size-full wp-image-21673 " alt="T-FLEX-CAD-12-Rus from Wikimedia Commons” src=”http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/files/2014/08/T-FLEX-CAD-12-Rus.jpg” width=”450″ height=”253″ /> T-FLEX-CAD-12-Rus from Wikimedia Commons. At the 2014 Society of American Archivists meeting, the CAD/BIM Taskforce held a session titled “Frameworks for the Discussion of Architectural Digital Data” to consider the daunting matter of archiving computer-aided design and Building Information Modelling files. This was the latest evidence that — despite some progress in standards and file exchange — archivists and the international digital preservation community […]

Lavash bakery (archaeo-ethnography)

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Hi all,two day ago I had the possibility to visit a Lavash bakery near Yerevan. Lavash is the soft Armenian bread, popular in most of the Caucasian nations, whose origin date back to old time . It is made essentially with flour, water and salt. The typical flat shape is due to the traditional processing: the dough is rolled and fixed on a special stuff that is used to press the bread against the hot […]

H-Net Commons Quick Start Guides #3

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A series of guides from the H-Net Help Desk to get started using the new H-Net Commons. #3: Starting a New Discussion Want to post a query or announcement, or raise a new issue for readers to discuss? - Subscribers can create a new discussion on any of their networks.  Other subscribers can respond. (0)

Wordless Wednesday: Face Lift

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#3Dprinting #personalization  Follow the link in the photo caption to find out more. You can find more glimpses of the future (and links to associated articles) on CFM’s Pinterest Boards.  (0)

Open Access Annual Report: AERA Annual Reports (Ancient Egypt Research Associates)

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AERA Annual Reports (Ancient Egypt Research Associates) Ancient Egypt Research Associates explores Egypt’s archaeological record seeking the origins of civilization. Our mission is to contribute insight and understanding to the present awareness of cultural evolution. In recent years, we have explored the development of urbanism, labor organization, and the elementary structures of ancient daily life at the once-Lost City of the pyramid builders at Giza. AERA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Dr. Mark […]

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