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Open Access Archaeology Digest #523


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

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the Society for Arabian Studies


[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 Updated 27 August 2014 (web site no longer active - the following links are at the Internet Archive)] Bulletin of the Society for Arabian StudiesISSN: 1361-9144 The Society publishes an annual Bulletin in the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

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


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 for moreinformation. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES California State University – East Bay – Assistant or AssociateProfessor, African American Studies (0)

Volunteers Needed for Smithsonian Digitization Project


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


<img class="size-full wp-image-21673 " alt="T-FLEX-CAD-12-Rus from Wikimedia Commons” src=”” 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)


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


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


#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)


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 […]

Open Access Journal: Hebrew Higher Education: A Journal for Methodology and Pedagogy For Teaching of Hebrew Language and Literature in the University


Hebrew Higher Education: A Journal for Methodology and Pedagogy For Teaching of Hebrew Language and Literature in the University Formerly published as The Bulletin of Higher Education. Issued by the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. Current Issue: Volume 16, 2014 – HERE. Volume 15 (2013) – HERE. Volume 14 (2012) – HERE. Volume 13 (2010) – HERE Volume 12 (2007) – HERE Volume 11 (2004) – HERE  See the full List of Open Access […]

CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES @ Euromed International Conference 2014


Limassol, 3-8 November 2014 CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES will participate the workshop “The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society”, organised by Promoter Srl, with a presentation of its objectives and expected outcomes. Continue reading → (0)

What's Coming Up, What Happened, How Can I Help, and What the Heck is this E-Blast For, Anyway?


Like a lot of organizations, our museum sends out a weekly email to folks who are interested in upcoming events, exhibitions, and happenings at our museum. We are sensitive to keeping it short, interesting, and readable. We mostly focus on sharing what exhibitions are on and which events are coming up that week. Just the facts, ma’am. At the same time, we generate some pretty great digital documentation (mostly photos and videos) from recent events. This […]

Two ancient Maya cities discovered in the jungle of southeastern Mexico


In the tropical forest of central Yucatan peninsula, two large Maya sites have been discovered by an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Šprajc, of the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). While not very far from the modern towns of Xpujil and Zoh Laguna, in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, the two sites are located in the northern zone of the depopulated and hardly accessible […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy