Cheshire HEROs

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Bronze Age burial mounds illustration by Dai Owen. ©Cheshire Historic Environment Record. As jobs go, being an Historic Environment Record Officer (or HERO as we like to be known) is a pretty interesting one, not least because I get to look at maps, aerial photographs and read about archaeology every day. A large part of the job is maintaining the Cheshire Historic Environment Record (HER), adding new records and updating existing ones. We also carry […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #485

Open Access (free to read) articles: Account of the Excavation of the Roman Station at Inchtuthil, Perthshire, undertaken by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1901:- (II) Description of the Plans.http://bit.ly/16RKJmo [CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION] Working with local museums: a case study from eastern Indonesiahttp://bit.ly/1rgbjC5 Catering for Pilgrims: Petrographic Analysis of Late Antique Kitchenware from the Monastery of St Lot at Deir ‘Ain ‘Abata, Jordanhttp://bit.ly/1rgbjCf Stone finds in […]

The networks they are a-changin’: introducing ERGM for visibility networks

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In my madness series of posts published a few months ago I mentioned I was looking for a method to study processes of emerging intervisibilty patterns. I can finally reveal this fancy new approach to you Here it is: introducing exponential random graph modelling (ERGM) for visibility networks. In previous posts I showed that when archaeologists formulate […] (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #480

Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: The Ancient Bridges in Scotland, and their Relation to the Roman and Mediaeval Bridges in Europe.http://bit.ly/ZuHnAq A unique facade in Great Britain: the west front of Holyrood Abbeyhttp://bit.ly/10utS4q Notes on Early Glass in Canterbury Cathedralhttp://bit.ly/13uGa1a Archaeological Sites on the Route of the Transversal of Ilok, the Motor Road from Ilok to Lipovac http://bit.ly/1oRfdOj On a Pre-Norman Clearstory Window and some additional Early Work recently discovered in Oxford […]

Publications: Settlement and Soldiers in the Roman Near East

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Ashgate Publishing contacted us last year regarding publishing a compilation of David Kennedy’s past papers in a ‘Variorum’ volume. The unifying theme of this collection is Settlement and Soldiers in the Roman Near East, and the final result is a compilation of thirteen papers originally published in different sources from 1980 through to 2006. The volume includes a Preface, Addenda and Index for the included papers, as well as all images from the original papers. […]

Research: Emily Beke's description of a 'Kite'

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Our research into 19th century travellers’ accounts of Syria and Transjordan, and more specifically what they encountered in the ‘Hinterland of Roman Philadelphia’ continues. Every now and then we turn up something fantastic, but not necessarily on our current topic of research. Portrait of Emily and her husband Charles Tilstone Beke photographed by Ernest Edwards (Lovell Reece, 1867, ‘Dr. and Mrs. Beke’, in Portraits of Men of Eminence, Vol. 6, London: L. Reeve & Co.: […]

CFP Digital Classicist Berlin

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Time for the next edition of Digital Classicists Berlin. The previous editions have attracted some great talks, most of which are available on the seminar’s website with slides and everything. It’s a great resource. So if you want to see your work up there, go and submit something by the 1 August deadline! Submit a […] (0)

Computational Archaeology March Links

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I have saved a set of links relevant to computational archaeology which I probably shouldn’t group together but really want you to have, so here they are in a generic post anyways Computational Vision Group: Remember the ARROWS and THESAURUS Projects that I posted about? Well, these guys are involved in both of those projects. The Computational Vision Group develops hardware and software solutions for analysing images and video. One of the fields they apply these […]

Computational Archaeology March Links

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I have saved a set of links relevant to computational archaeology which I probably shouldn’t group together but really want you to have, so here they are in a generic post anyways Computational Vision Group: Remember the ARROWS and THESAURUS Projects that I posted about? Well, these guys are involved in both of those projects. The Computational Vision Group develops hardware and software solutions for analysing images and video. One of the fields they apply these […]

Volcano Lovers: Exhibition review, Hypo Kunsthalle, Munich, November 2013 – 23 March 2014

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Fig. 1: Bacchus and Mount Vesuvius, Fresco, Pompeii, House of the Centenary, AD 68–79, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, (Photo © Fotografica Foglia, Naples) By Andrea M. Gáldy, Exhibitions and Museum Editor -  When life was suddenly brought to a halt and encapsulated in 79 AD, the people caught up in the catastrophe cannot have been entirely surprised by Vesuvius erupting. The earthquake of February 62 AD alone might have been a wake-up call. For […]

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