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Remedying the Plight of the Archaeological Technician


I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the Facebook Group “North American Archaeological Tech Forum”. Conversations on there are lively and cover a lot of relevant topics that matter to cultural resource management archaeologists across the country. One particular conversation regarding professionalism has sent some shockwaves through the group, garnering over 120 comments since August […] (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #542


Open Access (free to read) archaeology articles for everyone: Excavations at Mumrills Roman Fort, 1958-60 Interview with Mike Parker Pearson Report on a large hoard of Anglo-Saxon Pennies, in Silver, found in the Island of Islay; Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: (0)

The Moral Role of DH in a Data-Driven World


A transcript of Scott Weingart’s closing keynote address at the 2014 Digital Humanities Forum in Lawrence, Kansas. The address discusses morality and ethics in network analysis and the role/responsibility of the humanities (0)

First Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Awards Presented


15 Sep 2014 Prof. William Kretzschmar, Jr. presented the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen awards for best poster by a young scholar at the Methods in Dialectology XV banquet on Thurs. Aug. 14, 2014. The prize competition and reception were generously sponsored by the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations and was open to students or scholars whose Ph.D. was earned less than three years earlier. The choice was determined by a three-member jury, chaired by Bill Kretzschmar, […]

Open Access Ancient Law Journals


These are the open access eJournals focused on ancient law of which I am aware.  Are there others?  Please let me know. Byblos: Revista de Historiografía Histórico-Jurídica Dike: Rivista di Storia del Diritto Greco ed Ellenistico  Diritto@Storia: Rivista Internazionale di Scienza Giuridiche e Tradizione Romano Forum Historiae Iuris Iura Orientalia: Rassegna Scientifica on-line sui Diritti Orientali Antichi e Moderni Ius Antiquum / Ivs Antiqvvm = Drevnee Pravo Jahrbücher für historische und dogmatische Bearbeitung des römischen […]

Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus


Enormous predator was over 9 feet longer than largest Tyrannosaurus Rex. On Thursday scientists unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator expose that it adapted to life in the water some 95 million years ago, providing the most compelling evidence to date of a dinosaur able to live and hunt in an aquatic environment. The fossils also indicate that Spinosaurus was the largest […]

Apps for Europe looks for the best open data apps


By Milena Popova, Senior marketing specialist at Europeana Europeana and our partner project Apps4Europe invite developers, startups and companies that use open data to join the project’s online competition and win a spot at the International Business Lounge Future Everything conference on 26 and 27 February 2015 in Manchester (UK). Apps4Europe is a support network that provides tools to transform open data app prototypes into viable businesses. The project started in February 2013 and brings […]

EUDAT News bullettin – September 2014


EUDAT Conference and EUDAT Training Session at ISC Big Data 2014 In this issue of the EUDAT news bulletin we bring you the latest updates about the EUDAT conference, which takes place at De Meervaart Conference Centre, Amsterdam from 24-25 September, as well as information about an exclusive EUDAT training session on 30 September, co-located with ISC Big Data 2014. Continue reading → (0)

E-Space friends: Remnant Dance


their vision is to image: ‘The Greeting’ choreographed by Lucinda Coleman. Remnant Dance is a Perth-­‐based collective of performing artists with a vision to “create, make, connect” through creative practice and professional arts performance. Continue reading → (0)

Chronicle of Higher Ed. Article on Digital History


The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article on digital history initiatives from Georgia’s Center for Virtual History and their efforts to connect with the public. The article also discusses tensions between traditional scholarship and new digital projects. (0)

Traces of the past: rock art and life in ancient North Africa


Victoria Suzman, project cataloguer, African rock art image project, British Museum Engraved elephant, from Wadi Raharmellen, Acacus Mountains, Fezzan District, Libya (all images below are from this same site). © TARA / David Coulson 2013,2034.1630 Engraved elephant (image digitally modified). © TARA / David Coulson 2013,2034.1630 In a valley of Libya’s Acacus Mountains, in the middle of the Sahara Desert, an elephant steps out from under an overhang of red rock. Giraffes, cows, camels, people, […]

Best of Last Week – The sound of an atom captured, solid light created and the banality of evil


( —It was an interesting week for physics research, as a team at MIT began taking a second look at pilot-wave theory—they’re wondering if, when looked at a certain way , fluid mechanics might suggest an alternative to quantum orthodoxy—they’re taking a new approach to define whether some types of matter are particles, or waves, or whether it’s about particles being carried along by waves. (0)

What archaeologists do: Between archaeology and media archaeology


Colleen and I have recently posted the second instalment in our series on archaeological media archaeologies to the Savage Minds blog. Here we explore the intersections between the disciplines of archaeology and media archaeology, point readers in the direction of current archaeologists and heritage specialists who are already engaging to some extent (often implicitly) with each, and then make overt the features of these disciplines that we believe to be particularly relevant to crafting robust futures for […]

Student Learning in Museums: what do we know?

“In our conclusion the Museum is a great learning environment but with a few touch ups every now and then it would be excellent” (Student participant, 2003 Kids’ College, Kelly and Groundwater-Smith, 2009). It has long been recognised that museums are educational institutions and that their school audiences are critical in both sustaining visitation and, […] (0) - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy