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This blog was born out of an idea by my colleague Russ, and developed by another talented colleague, Jen. We have used this blog to share thoughts and ideas ranging from digital production, learning in interactive environments, sample sizes, visitor identities, student learning, gaming, Minecraft, BYOD and even whether museums can inspire *ahem* sexual passion […]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #640


Excellent Open Access (free to read) articles: Techno-typology in Thailand: a case study of Tham Khao Khi Chanhttp://bit.ly/10u2Lfs Three Roman objects from the Culbin Sands, Morayshirehttp://bit.ly/17gYPgk [CURRENT RESEARCH ON ARCHAEOLOGY IN MAINLAND EAST ASIA] Pig husbandry strategies in an emergent complex society in central Chinahttp://bit.ly/Icpg1K Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Unlocking the Imagery of 500 Years of Books


The following is a guest post by Kalev H. Leetaru of Georgetown University (Former), Robert Miller of Internet Archive and David A. Shamma from Yahoo Labs/Flickr. In 1994, linguist Geoff Nunberg stated, in an article in the journal “Representations,” “reading what people have had to say about the future of knowledge in an electronic world, you sometimes have the picture of somebody holding all the books in the library by their spines and shaking them […]

Butch Lazorchak

Amazing 96-piece 3D Printable Stegosaurus Hits the MakerBot Digital Store


The MakerBot Digital Store has really been churning out the unique, innovative designs as of late. Whether it is a piece from the Martha Stewart Trellis Collection, Elmo from their Sesame Street Classic Collection, or any one of their other unique, high quality, 3D print-ready designs, the company is definitely on to something. Today, yet another design hits the MakerBot Digital Store; a design that is targeted toward both hobbyists and educators alike. The 3D […]

Whitney Hipolite

Digital Papyri at Houghton Library


Digital Papyri at Houghton Library Houghton Library’s collection of papyri consists of 84 manuscripts dating from the 3rd century BC to the 6th century AD. Most of the papyri come from Oxyrhynchus, but there are also papyri from Hibeh and from the Fayûm. The collection comprises both literary and documentary texts. They are all written in Greek except for one (P. Oxy. 6.987), which is a bookplate written in Coptic. These papyri were given to […]

Charles Jones

Open Access Monograph Series: Les Cahiers «Égypte Nilotique et Méditérranéenne»


[First posted in AWOL 5 July 201, updated 22 December 2014] CENiM – Les Cahiers «Égypte Nilotique et Méditérranéenne»ISSN 2102-6637 [Tables of contents only for volumes 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9.] CENiM9 Le myrte & la rose. Mélanges offerts à Françoise Dunand par ses élèves, collègues et amis Réunis par Gaëlle Tallet et Christiane Zivie-Coche De nombreux étudiants, collègues et amis de Françoise Dunand, professeur émérite d’histoire des religions à l’université de Strasbourg, ont […]

Charles Jones

Holiday Goodie Rerun I: Thought bubbles on photos


I’m sure most of you are doing the same thing I’m doing right now. Spending time with family and friends, watching football, catching up on that book you’ve been dying to read, eating too much, and enjoying the occasional nap. Between now and the first week in January, you’ll get a chance to re-read some of the top posts of 2014. I may decide to jump in with something current but if I don’t, enjoy this Holiday […]


AICI at the RICHES International Conference


Great participation by the AICI associates in ‘Cultural Heritage: Recalibrating Relationships’ How can cultural institutions renew and remake themselves? How can they foster the shift from traditional hierarchies of Cultural Heritage (CH) to more fluid, decentred practices? Both RICHES and AICI are actively engaged in answering this question, central theme of the International Conference “Cultural Heritage: Recalibrating Relationships” held in Pisa, at the Museum of Graphics of Palazzo Lanfranchi, on 4-5 December 2014. As RICHES […]

Claudia Pierotti

D8.1 Competitive Evaluation Strategy


http://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/PREFORMA_D8.1_Competitive-evaluation-strategy_v1.0_no-appendix.pdf This deliverable defines the competitive evaluation strategy which will be used for the assessment of the results of the suppliers at the end of the design phase 1. The competitive evaluation strategy serves to choose those suppliers which will pass … Continue reading →


Archaeology in France and Germany


Roman amphitheater in Paris I just returned from a trip to Paris and Bonn. In Paris I sat on the dissertation defense committee of Marion Forest. Marion passed with highest honors. Her dissertation is a social-spatial analysis of sites on the Malpais de Zacapu in Michoacan, Mexico. This is a lava flow with several large, densely-packed settlements with extraordinary architectural preservation. Her dissertation is quite good, with lots of good spatial and architectural data, and […]

Michael E. Smith

Open Access Archaeology Digest #639


A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Notes on St Fillan’s Priory and Churchyard.http://bit.ly/14DKnSU Queries and Directions, intended to assist Correspondents in the arrangement of topographical communicationshttp://bit.ly/10Pzvfm The Excavation of a Cist-Grave Cemetery and Associated Structures near Hughtown, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, 1949-50http://bit.ly/154dPAQ A Symbol Stone at Kinblethmont, Angushttp://bit.ly/18ghe3a Notice of an Eirde House at Eriboll, in the Parish of Durness, Sutherlandshire.http://bit.ly/ZApU9w Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: […]




Traianus TRAIANVS es un portal técnico, en el que investigadores de la Ingeniería Romana, procedentes del ámbito de la Ingeniería Civil y de la Arqueología, exponen sus trabajos y los dan a conocer a la opinión pública.Cada autor es responsable de las opiniones por él vertidas, firma su artículo y se reserva los derechos de autor y copia.TRAIANVS is a technical portal of the Roman engineering researchers from the field of Civil Engineering and of […]

Charles Jones

Archaeological and Palaeoecological Reference Collections Online


 [First posted in AWOL 22 April 2012, updated 21 December 2014] Among the many useful pages at WikiArc/ The Wiki Archaeological Information Resource is: Archaeological and Palaeoecological Reference Collections Online As of today (21 December 2014), the list there includes the following categories and links: ARCHAEOMETALLURGICAL The National Slag Collection – UK, from the Historical Metallurgy Society CERAMIC A Guide to the Identification of Spanish Medieval and Later Fabrics CerAfIm: Céramique Africaine Imprimée  The National Roman […]

Charles Jones

Why 3D Printing Needs to Take Off in Schools Around the World


When it comes to 3D printing, there are limitless ways in which the technology can be utilized. Businesses, hobbyists, and educational institutions are beginning to fully understand some of the potential benefits that the technology can provide. 3D printing has, and will continue to, provide a means for inventors, innovators, and visionaries to easily fabricate prototypes for designs which they could only depict via 2-dimensional drawings and diagrams in the past. 3D printing will certainly […]

Eddie Krassenstein
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