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ArchaeoTech Podcast

Our friend Russell, from Diachronic Design has live podcast every now an again which you can join via Google hangouts. Although I couldn’t join the two live podcasts I’ve known of (either due to time zones, being busy at the time or misunderstanding the time), I could stream the session afterwards.

Computational archaeology videos

I decided to youtube some computational archaeology while I waited for dinner to cook. Here are some of the resources I found: Videos Remember the “complex systems simulation CAA special interest group” I mentioned in one of my previous posts? They had their first meeting which included presentations and a long discussion. You can check out the video here.

GSTAR Web Services

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Web by David Reid With all the source data prepped and ready to go, the next step is to build some demonstrators to show how such geosemantic resources can be used in practice.

LiDAR, Local Relief Models and Sketchfab

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Cranbrook Castle; LiDAR based Digital Terrain Model (DTM) The following visualisations were produced as part of the Fingle Woods and Castle Drogo Aerial Survey Analysis and Interpretation project, recently completed for the National Trust.

Fingle Woods and Castle Drogo Aerial Survey Analysis and Interpretation Project – LiDAR interpretation

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age:   Prestonbury Castle, one of the best of the iron age hillforts that ring the edge of Dartmoor Archaeogeomancy are very pleased to have completed this catchily named project for the National Trust (NT).

Kingsmead Quarry, Horton

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: The Horton Crest, designed by Andy Sole and Gareth Chaffey and drawn by Rob Goller One of the greatest projects I’ve had the privilege of working on over the years was the excavations at Kingsmead Quarry, Horton, undertaken by Wessex Archaeology over a twelve year period from 2003-2015 prior to mineral extraction of...

James Cameron doing Computational Archaeology

So it turns out that the well known director, James Cameron, is a deep sea explorer and has worked on a number of computational archaeology projects. Here are some of the relevant projects that he has been involved in: As a diver, James Cameron wanted to explore the wreck of the Titanic. Making the Titanic movie was a perfect opportunity to do this. His need to explore funded a project which lead to manned subs, and later ROVs, being used to film footage of the Titanic.

Linked Data: From interoperable to interoperating

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Piazza Mercato, SienaVideos of all the presentations in this CAA session, held in Siena 2015, which I blogged about earlier.

From interoperable to interoperating Geosemantic resources

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Ospedale Psichiatrico – the conference venue, aka (rather appropriately, perhaps) the Asylum… Following on from my earlier post on CAA2015, my presentation entitled From interoperable to interoperating Geosemantic resources is now available on YouTube thanks to Doug Rocks-Macqueen and his Recording Archaeology...

GSTAR wins research presentation award

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Postgraduate Researchers Presentation Day – 2nd prize for best oral presentation I am very pleased to report that I won an award for my presentation on the GSTAR project at the Postgraduate Researchers Presentation Day, held on 15th May 2015 at the University of South Wales Postgraduate Research Centre, Trefforest...

Computational Archaeology news and links for many overdue months

It has been a while since a news post, so some of these might not really be “new”s, but rather interesting articles in the field that you might have missed. Additionally there are some old projects or articles I have only ran into now which I am posting along with the news. Here’s the first batch. I will do another one soon as this post is getting long and there are still quite a few articles worth posting.

The new Magna Carta exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: The frieze in the Chapter House at Salisbury Cathedral Archaeovision recently completed a rather lovely piece of work which now forms part of the new Magna Carta exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral.

GSTAR @ Computer Applications in Archaeology (CAA) 2015

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Conference Following on from my presentation at CAA2014 in Paris, I was invited to submit a paper to a session at CAA2015 covering Linked Data (LD) and focussing on the difference between being theoretically interoperable and interoperating in practice.

Digital History Course

The blogger of Electric Archaeology (a great blog I’ve previously linked to) is starting a course on crafting digital history. This is an online course starting next winter (I’m assuming northern hemisphere winter, so summer for those of us in the south). Here are some links regarding the course: Electric Archaeology’s blog post: Here you can see the details of the course.

Computational Archaeology Kickstarter projects

I know a news in Computational Archaeology post is long overdue, but I’ve been wanting to write a post on Kickstarter projects involving Computational archaeology for a while. I promise I’ll do a news post again soon ;) For those who haven’t heard of Kickstarter, it is a crowd-funding platform that aims to bring creative projects to life.

Academic Referencing and citations made even easier

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: d-221 books by az I’ve been using Mendeley now for a long time and as one of their advisors, I am a keen advocate of the platform.