Open Access Archaeology Digest #475

A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) articles: Symbolism in Norman Sculpture at Queningtonhttp://bit.ly/19JLaFg Excavations at 1-3 High Street, Seaford, East Sussex.http://bit.ly/13WQaUG Excavations at Dundee High Technology Park, Taysidehttp://bit.ly/YEIpA2 Inverness: an historical and archaeological review.http://bit.ly/115ICbC Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #470

Open Access (free to read) articles: What Matters? Considering the Future of Cultural Heritage in Palestinehttp://bit.ly/1vKY9Mx The development of the port of Littlehampton, West Sussex, and excavations at East Bank, River Road.http://bit.ly/14TuSqL Open Days at Kestonhttp://bit.ly/1gzqJs1 On the Torc of the Celtshttp://bit.ly/10Pzvfm On a remarkable Incident in the Life of St. Edward the Confessor, with Notices of Royal Cramp Ringshttp://bit.ly/XyVeKX Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #468

Get some Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles here: Aldermaston Church, Berkshirehttp://bit.ly/12Y4WKJ Notice of Three Cup-Marked Stones, and the Discovery of an Urn, in Perthshire.http://bit.ly/10khpRK Terrakotten der Spätbronzezeit und der älteren Eisenzeit aus Sotin http://bit.ly/180WRT8 The Gradišče Fortification near Margečan – Results of Trial Excavations http://bit.ly/1j1fh0i Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

That’s a Wrap

This month we focused on archaeology in the Digital Age, featuring seven posts on new issues arising in the field such as open access in academic publishing and incorporating new technology into fieldwork and research. Check out the articles below and let us know what you think in the comments. Have you tried going paperless in the field? Where do you stand on the open access debate? Are there any new innovations we missed that […]

Turning Dirt into Pixels

By: Colleen Morgan CLEAN * PHOTOGRAPH * DRAW * LEVEL * RECORD * SAMPLE * DIG * SORT ARTIFACTS * REPEAT In archaeological field work it is easy to become entranced. We have a cyclical mode of work, and it is this work that field archaeologists like the best, the kind that happens when the sun is shining, there’s a cool breeze at your back, and the archaeology is making sense. We clean the context, […]

Legacy Excavations and Linked Open Data: A Virtual Vision of Sir Leonard Woolley’s Ur

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Figure 1: Woolley’s large workforce in action By: W.B. Hafford, University of Pennsylvania Digital data plays an ever increasing role in archaeology. Archaeologists use computers for virtually every task, from artifact recording to site mapping, and the amount of data we gather is staggering. This is a good thing, but proper management and archiving of the data can overwhelm a dig crew. Take, for example, field photos. Sir Leonard Woolley, digging at the ancient city […]

The Virtual World Project: Touring The Ancient World

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Figure 1. The entry page of the Virtual World Project website. By: Ronald A. Simkins and Nicolae Roddy, Creighton University There is nothing quite like teaching at an archaeological site, where ancient remains almost speak out to students as witnesses of the past. Both authors have led study tours in Israel, taking students to archaeological sites like Tel Dan, Bethsaida, Megiddo, Arad, Beer-sheba, and others, lecturing there among the stones on archaeology, history, and the […]

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