Top 50 Archaeology Blogs SCAM and Now with Anthropology too

It is always good to have your ego stroked. Yesterday I got this email, “Hi Doug Team, My name is XXXXXX. I’m Founder of Feedspot. I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Doug’s Archaeology has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 50 Archaeology Blogs on the web.” Not only am I a top 50 blog but I am number 13! Except, it’s all a scam (why I am not linking to the list).

Top 50 Archaeology Blogs SCAM and Now with Anthropology too

It is always good to have your ego stroked. Yesterday I got this email, “Hi Doug Team, My name is XXXXXX. I’m Founder of Feedspot. I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Doug’s Archaeology has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 50 Archaeology Blogs on the web.” Not only am I a top 50 blog but I am number 13! Except, it’s all a scam (why I am not linking to the list).

Stonehenge Tunnel Scheme: Consultation now open

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Stonehenge and the A303 Plans for the upgrading of the A303, including a tunnel past Stonehenge, have now been published with a fanfare and there is a consultation phase open until 5th March.

tDAR is now part of DataONE

Digital Antiquity is proud to announce that tDAR is now a formal member node of the Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE). DataONE enables universal access to data and also facilitates researchers in fulfilling their need for data management and in providing secure and permanent access to their data. DataONE offers the scientific community a suite of tools and training materials that cover all aspects of the data life cycle from data collection, to management, analysis and publication.

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference- Obon

Last week I had a posted videos from Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference – Aberdeen. As mentioned, this year three community conferences were run- Aberdeen, Oban and Ayrshire. I filmed the Aberdeen and Oban ones and here are videos from the Oban conference: Oban Communities Trust https://youtu.be/XWaplm3n0xc Caroline Boswell & RhonaDougall ACFA Tiree Survey 2016 https://youtu.be/dCvxvcENZlU Elaine Black Damn Rebel Bitches https://youtu.

On Academia.edu

Yesterday Sarah Bond published a thoughtful, short article in her regular Forbes column suggesting that academics abandon Academia.edu and move their research to open access alternatives. Bond argues that academia.edu is a for-profit wolf in .edu-sheep clothing. It’s not a real .edu, in that it’s not in institution of higher learning (which is the current criteria for an organization to use the “.edu” domain name).

Training in Spain – CAEM Centre d’Art d’Època Modern

We just delivered - Jan 20th a training program and installation equipment (technical photography kit) for the research center CAEM (Centre d'Art d'Època Moderna) and a lecture for the master (Màster Universitari en Peritatge, Avaluació i Anàlisi d'Obres d'Art). This is an example of our program "Training and Go". Learn with the equipment and keep it. [...

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference- Aberdeen

Every year in Scotland there is a conference that is a bit unique in archaeology, professionals are not allowed to give papers… for the most part. All the presentations are by community members on heritage projects. There is a Minute of Mayhem when anyone can present a brief review of their work in under a minute in which professionals can participate in that. Also, some opening and closing talks are by professionals but for the most part it is a COMMUNITY heritage conference.

Past Forward: Celebrating Forty Years of Merseyside Archaeological Society

In October we videod and edited the Past Forward conference. It covered Merseyside (Liverpool, England) and Northern England. Here are those videos but first here is a bit about the conference: Since the formation of the Society in 1976 much has changed in the state of knowledge of the archaeology of Merseyside. Using a combination of short lectures, workshops, discussion groups and tours, the Conference will review the ways in which archaeology on Merseyside has evolved over the last 40 years.

Documentation of wooden figures in St Mary’s Cathedral, Tallinn

Since mid-November is Andres Uueni involved with a new project: Christian Ackermann – Tallinn’s Pheidias, Arrogant and Talented in St Mary’s Cathedral, Tallinn. Project leaders: Estonian Academy of Arts and Estonian Art Museum The objective of the project is to rescue Christian Ackermann – the most scandalous and talented carver of Estonia’s Baroque era – from oblivion. Ackermann, who was dubbed Tallinn’s Pheidias (a sculptor in Ancient Greece, ca.

 Urban || Rural 

Another CHAT session, the my colleague Ben filmed for your viewing pleasure. Rurbanities: Recording Rural Urbanities  https://youtu.be/QVJ_5B1TYC4 Chiara Ronchini, Scotland’s Urban Past, Historic Environment Scotland. This paper will explore community‐led archaeology in transitional and interstitial spaces in urban areas –rurbanities(1).

Rural Settlement of Roman Britain: Salute!

In December of last year (2016), I completed the final stage of the digital archive and dissemination for the The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain project. The first publication and (revised) online resource were launched at a meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies at Senate House of the University of London.

Introduction to 3D GIS and BIM 2017

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Flux Seed by Steve Jurvetson Kelvin Wong of UCL is organising an Introduction to 3D GIS and BIM. This free event promises to be a great introduction to the subject and as of today (09/01/2017) there are only three places remaining so book pronto! The day will be split into two parts.

Rural heritage and landscapes

The CHAT (Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory) conference was held back in October and my colleague Ben Lewis filmed the conference. Here are some of those videos from the second session: Imaginaries of ruralness in the construction of tourist space at an industrial World Heritage Site https://youtu.be/TD1g_uQHxYg Coralie Acheson, Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham.

chronOntology: A time gazetteer with principles

Talk: Wolfgang Schmidle et al. (DAI), “chronOntology: A time gazetteer with principles”. Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-1780-0000-002C-8580-9 Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017 Time: starting at 17:00 c.t. (i.e. 17:15) Venue: DAI, Wiegandhaus, Podbielskiallee 69-71, D-14195 Berlin (map) Abstract In the last years several web services emerged that manage and make accessible place gazetteers for the archaeologies and historical sciences.