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#153 Book Review: Small Archaeology Project Management

By William White (@succinctBill) - $0.00 on Kindle!A few months ago Bill had me, and others, read an advance copy of his new eBook, “Small Archaeology Project Management: How to Run Cultural Resource Management Projects Without Busting Your Budget”. Bill is a long-time CRM Archaeologist and the founder and Research Director of Succinct Research. His company conducts research for publications for cultural resource management, historic preservation, and heritage conservation service providers.

#2 The First Diachronic Design Tutorial: Mail Merge Object Labels

Hello folks! I am happy to announce that the first Diachronic Design tutorial: Making Mail Merge Object Labels, is available for purchase and download through and for free streaming through Diachronic Design’s YouTube channel. Mail Merge is a function commonly found in word processing software, including multiple versions of Microsoft Word, but also free, open-source word processors like LibreOffice.

So long and thanks for all the fish… Hello G-STAR!

So long and thanks for all the fish… After over five years as the Geomatics Manager for Wessex Archaeology, I have now left to start a PhD in computer science, investigating geosemantic tools for archaeological research (G-STAR) based in the Hypermedia Research Unit at the University of Glamorgan with input from the Geographical Information Systems Research Unit. Goodbye Wessex… I am sad to be leaving Wessex Archaeology.

#152 Archaeological Relationship Silliness

Are you one of those types of people that calls their significant other silly names while at home? Do you have little idiosyncrasies that you share with no one else but that one person?I think most of us have developed those little familiar habits at least once with someone in our lifetime. If you stay in a relationship long enough you are bound to grow together and “learn to finish each other’s sentences”.

#151 How to Start a Consulting Business, Part 4

Part one is here. Part two is here. Part three is here and covered insurance and accounting. This is the last part and it will cover the most important thing you’ll do for your business: business development.Business DevelopmentWhat is business development(BD)? It’s basically doing everything you do to bring business into your company. It could mean anything from internet research, to phone calls, to office visits, to power lunches.

#1 Welcome to Diachronic Design!

(Def) dia•chron•ic adjective : of, relating to, or dealing with phenomena (as of language or culture) as they occur or change over a period of time Who am I? My name is Russell Alleen-Willems and I am an archaeologist with a master’s degree in applied archaeology. I have worked mostly with for-profit cultural resource management (CRM) firms, but also universities and the National Park Service (NPS).

Festival of Archaeology 2012

The events at Holcombe this summer for the Festival of Archaeology were well attended and a thorough success. I’m working on the data gathered as we speak; the data from the UAV in particular is fantastic. Reports will be forthcoming later this year. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the week’s activities.

GIS in the Digital Humanities

Spatial Humanities at Lancaster The good folks from the Spatial Humanities Project based at Lancaster University are running a free one day seminar in November. This is only part of their outreach activities which also feature an informative YouTube channel and other learning resources.

Archaeological survey at Sandsfoot Castle; recording one of Henry VIII’s castles

GIM International, September 2012 cover featuring Archaeological Survey at Sandsfoot Castle The latest issue of GIM International contains a feature article on one of the projects I managed for Wessex Archaeology. The article talks about some of the tools, techniques and technologies used on this and other archaeological survey projects these days. Archaeologists nowadays have a broad range of geomatics tools and techniques available to help them in their work.

Practical Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Historic Environment

earthorama by spdorsey I will be teaching at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education next May. The one day course is being directed by Andrew Lowerre (English Heritage) and features contributions from Michael Charno (Archaeology Data Service), myself (Wessex Archaeology), Abby Hunt (Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales), Stuart Jeffrey (Archaeology Data Service), Sarah Poppy (Suffolk County Council) and Ken Welsh (Oxford Archaeology).

St Andrew’s, Holcombe – geomatics and geophysics in action!

Archaeological Survey at St Andrew’s Church, Holcombe, Somerset using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Total Station Theodolites (TST), Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS) and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) There are still some places left on tomorrow’s geomatics and geophysics and RTI events over at St Andrew’s Church, Holcombe, Somerset; see the project website for full details.