Fleur Schinning, a graduate student at Leiden University, is asking for responses to a questionnaire she has devised about your use of various archaeological blogs (including this one). It doesn’t take long so take a look here: http://goo.gl/forms/z3BAUTyYUL and you might even get six issues of Archaeology Magazine.
I can hardly describe how useful the Mobilizing the Past: The Potential of Digital Archaeology workshop was last weekend. The organizers: Erin Averett, Derek Counts, Jody Gordon, and Michael Toumazou built a solid schedule of talks with a very tight thematic focus. I don’t know when I learned more in a single weekend.
A February 15th deadline approaches for applications to The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice at Michigan State.
At the end of February (27-28) I will be attending the Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future workshop at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. The workshop is organized by members of the Athienou Archaeological Project on Cyprus, where they have been using a “digital notebook” since 2012.
The Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data.org) is hosting a database of over 900 data repositories that cover “all academic disciplines.” The Registry is funded by the German Research Foundation and is comprised of all German institutes. However, to be included, the repository must have an English GUI to their website.
The Oriental Institute has released a new book titled Digital Epigraphy, a manual for the methods that they are using to record items found in their Epigraphic Survey.
From the ASCSA website: Regular members of the ASCSA began excavation on April 7 south of the museum and Temple E with the goal to unite the conserved portions of the Frankish area with the ‘plateia’ south of the museum. This area will be open to the public once the area is consolidated.
Kristina Neumann, one of our PhD candidates in the Department of Classics at UC, will be giving a presentation soon on her work with the Google Earth database mentioned here earlier.
For 2014, the CAA conference is in Paris (not Texas). The conference itself runs from 22-25 April. The call for papers deadline is October 31. They have a list of sessions available.
You have until October 1, 2013. Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology Digital technologies are driving important changes in archaeology.
Apple now offering older iOS device owners ‘last compatible version’ of apps From Engadget: With iOS 7 arriving tomorrow, Apple is extending some love to the owners of older iOS devices that have been left behind.
According to FileMaker there is an issue between iOS 7 (due to be released on Sept 18) and FileMaker Go that affects the creation of a unique UUID number, which has the potential to wreak havoc on databases that rely on that unique number for syncing.
It is hard to believe that anybody that reads this blog doesn’t read Bill Caraher’s Archaeology of the Mediterranean World blog but in case you haven’t noticed he has a summary of his iPad experience at PKAP. This past summer my excavation on Cyprus experimented with using iPads to document our excavations in the field.
Gregory Tucker is our CAD specialist at PARP:PS. He and I have written a brief article for the CSA Newsletter titled Rethinking CAD Data Structures – Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia. Harrison Eiteljorg, the CSA Director, created the CSA Layer Naming Convention for documenting complex architecture from archaeological sites.
The Archaeological Institute of America has created a new annual award for digital archaeology. The committee is accepting nominations for recipients until September 15, 2013. From the website: Digital technologies are driving important changes in archaeology.
There is a contest being run by Anvil Academic, a new digital scholarly publisher. The deadline is December 31, 2013. Get your data going. Anvil Academic and Dickinson College Commentaries announce the availability of a $1,000 prize for the best scholarly visualization of data in the field of classical studies submitted during 2013.
This post is a general call for information. I am trying to gather enough information to create a current list of software available to archaeologists. This software can be commercial or free, but it should be distributable (that is, custom software written for national archaeological organizations that can’t be distributed won’t be listed here).
This is a draft of the paper which will be given on Thursday morning March 28 at the CAA 2013 conference in Perth, Australia.
Once again PARP:PS is represented at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference, this year in Perth. This is the third presentation of our paperless work at this conference and for a bizarre set of reasons, the third one that I will miss.
One of our graduate students here at UC is investigating the movement of artifacts from the origin to archaeological find spot. She had been gathering her data in a FileMaker Pro database and wanted to be able to visualize the quantity of material either sourced or found in various cities.