Feed aggregator

Issue 37. Human Exploitation of Aquatic Landscapes – themed issue

ia-logo

Aquatic landscapes such as rivers, lakes, and seas played an important role in past human behaviour, affecting modes of subsistence, patterns of mobility, access to material resources, and technological choices and their developments. The interaction with aquatic landscapes was also influential in the establishment of economic and social structures and in the formation of communal identities. The aim of this special themed issue of Internet Archaeology is to contribute to a better understanding of different […]



archaeoinaction

Laying Bare the Landscape: commercial archaeology and the potential of digital spatial data

ia-logo

This article summarises the methodology we have applied to an intensively investigated part of the Upper Thames Valley. We discuss the potential of digital spatially referenced data to help bridge the gaps between the various commercial units who work side by side in the landscape, as well as between the various planning authorities. This article will be of interest to anyone working with digital data or with diverse datasets to understand wider landscapes, as well […]



archaeoinaction

New reviews: African intervention, medicine and religion, Ireland and colonialism and Jazz Age New York

miller

We start this week with Elizabeth Schmidt’s Foreign Intervention in Africa: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, as Jason Robinson and the author discuss a book which should prove useful and readable to many of those new to post-Cold War African history (no. 1702, with response here). Next up is Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction by Gary B. Ferngren. Sophie Mann believes this work merits readership from any non-expert seeking a […]



dannymillum

Deciding what to share on Facebook and selecting your best

proeuropeana

Europeana Facebook tip 2/5: A series by Wiebe de Jager, Marketing Manager at Europeana Deciding what to share on social media can be a daunting task. Especially if you’re holding very diverse collections and cater to a diverse audience. But even if you’re in a niche market, it still can be difficult to select the right images to surface via your Facebook page. In this blog post, we’ll give you some examples of images that got […]



Susan Muthalaly

Archaeologies of Text: Archaeology, Technology, and Ethics

9781782977667

  Archaeologies of Text: Archaeology, Technology, and Ethics [Paperback] Matthew T. Rutz (Editor); Morag Kersel (Editors) Details Scholars working in a number of disciplines – archaeologists, classicists, epigraphers, papyrologists, Assyriologists, Egyptologists, Mayanists, philologists, and ancient historians of all stripes – routinely engage with ancient textual sources that are either material remains from the archaeological record or historical products of other connections between the ancient world and our own. Examining the archaeology-text nexus from multiple perspectives, […]



archaeoinaction

A Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies

amirmideast.blogspot

A Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies Between the 8th and 10th centuries CE, hundreds of Greek philosophical, medical and scientific works were translated into Arabic. These translations helped shape the development of philosophy and science in the Islamic world. Through later Latin translations, they also exerted some influence in the Latin West.  Most importantly, Arabic translations were crucial for preserving, transmitting and extending ancient Greek thought: many Greek texts were lost in the intervening centuries […]



Charles Jones

A Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies

ancientworldonline

A Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies Between the 8th and 10th centuries CE, hundreds of Greek philosophical, medical and scientific works were translated into Arabic. These translations helped shape the development of philosophy and science in the Islamic world. Through later Latin translations, they also exerted some influence in the Latin West.  Most importantly, Arabic translations were crucial for preserving, transmitting and extending ancient Greek thought: many Greek texts were lost in the intervening centuries […]



Charles Jones

Open Access Archaeology Digest #628

openaccessarchaeology

Lots of great Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Notice of a Collection of Implements of Stone and Bronze, now presented to the Museum, and exhibited to the Meeting, and other Antiquities from Wigtownshire.http://bit.ly/ZW4fJg The Hunsbury Hill Findshttp://bit.ly/16fq2oJ Linking Pasts and Parks: Archaeology of the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Parkhttp://bit.ly/12jKX9j Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1990http://bit.ly/1437zsa A French Mission to Scotland in 1543.http://bit.ly/10AcFr4 Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK



archaeoinaction

Aquilops, the little dinosaur that could

Aquilops_head-1024x769

Today, several colleagues and I named a really cute little dinosaur–Aquilops americanus. At around 106 million years old, Aquilops turns out to be the oldest “horned” dinosaur (the lineage including Triceratops) named from North America, besting the previous record by nearly 20 million years. Even more interesting is the fact that Aquilops is not at all closely related to later horned dinosaurs from North America, but is mostly closely related to forms that lived in Asia around the same […]



Andrew Farke

15 reasons for not using technology

brain_lg

Okay. My life pretty much revolves around technology. I just spent 15 minutes helping a colleague set up Messages on her Macbook. My family of four is constantly connected via a text group. (Latest conversation? Dogs during college finals.) I Skype and Google Hangout. I play video games – console and mobile. I currently have six different types of smart devices within arm’s reach. I travel all over the country helping teachers integrate games and iPads […]



glennw

Reviews on digital editions – RIDE 2 out now!

teibanner

[Posted on behalf of Dr Franz Fischer by your social media coordinator, Paul O’Shea] *** Apologies for cross-posting *** Dear list, I am very happy to announce that we just published issue 2 of RIDE, a review journal for digital editions and resources. As in the first issue, we have 5 (4 English, 1 German) reviews that critically assess publicly available scholarly digital editions. Again, all reviews can also be downloaded as TEI files. For […]



pauloshea86

Quick Hit: Three Blogs to Expand Your Arts Nonprofit Universe

It’s that time of year. Scrambling at work, socializing afterwards… which, if you are a torn extro/introvert like me, can involve a lot of time in the bathroom reading while everyone else is toasting the season. Here are three blogs that I’m loving these days for breaks from the chaos. Each of them comes from the extended family of museums: close enough to be relevant, far enough to spark new thinking. These are the cool […]



archaeoinaction

PREFORMA presented to SMEs and creative industries in Greece

creativeEconomyforbes

Two presentations delivered by Anna Kasimati (Greek Film Centre) Thanks to the Greek Film Centre, the first results of the PREFORMA project are being widely disseminated in Greece, highlighting in particular the opportunities offered by the project to the SMEs and to the cultural and creative industries. Continue reading →



admin
archaeoINaction.info - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy