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Analysing and visualising the ceramiscene of Roman Nepi

February 28, 2013

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One of the last CAAUK videos, one on GIS too: Ulla Rajala (University of Cambridge) Philip Mills (University of Leicester) This paper builds on the theoretical tools labelled the ‘ceramiscene’ in Mills and Rajala (2011a). This is a means of characterising a ceramic landscape utilising a hierarchical version of the elements (Nodes, Pathways, Edges, Districts […]

Practical Augmented Visualization on Handheld Devices for Cultural Heritage

February 27, 2013

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One of the last presentations from CAAUK: Giovanni Murru, Marco Fratarcangeli and Tommaso Empler (Sapienza University of Rome) We present a framework for the interactive 3D visualization of archaeological sites on handheld devices using fast augmented reality techniques. The user interface allows for the ubiquitous, personalized and context-aware browsing of complex digital contents, such like […]

Game Issues for Scholarly Discourse or for Public Understanding

February 25, 2013

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From the CAAUK conference, Erik via Google Hangouts. Erik could not make it to the UK so he presented all of his work via a Google Hangout. You can listen and see his slides: Erik Champion (DIGHUMLAB DK and Aarhus University) Academic discourse presupposes a vast domain of related background knowledge, a certain learnt yet […]

Cloud computing and Cultural Heritage IT

February 24, 2013

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Another great presentation from CAAUK: Stephen Stead (Southampton University and Paveprime Ltd) Cloud computing has become the common term used by many manufacturers to describe their products and services. Everything is now “Cloud” or “Cloud ready” but what exactly does this mean and what are the implications to cultural heritage computing? Many organisations are looking […]

Integrating excavation and analysis on urban excavations: developing elegant methods for integrated systems and methodologies for the excavation and analysis of urban sites

February 23, 2013

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Chiz’s presentation from the first day of CAAUK: Edit: from chiz- Link to my original blog post on digital registers which has a bit more detail on the pros and cons: http://urban-archaeology.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/electronic-site-registers-way-forward.html Chiz Harward (Urban Archaeology) For the last 40 years the excavation of urban sites has increasingly been characterised by the use of single […]

Review of tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record)

December 30, 2012

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I have spent the last few days working with tDAR. It is “an international digital archive and repository that houses data about archaeological investigations, research, resources, and scholarship.  tDAR provides researchers new avenues to discover and integrate information relevant to topics they are studying.   Users can search tDAR for digital documents, data sets, images, GIS […]

digipubarch Conference Video- Publishing in archaeology: Open Access and the REWARD project

November 15, 2012

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A presentation on the subject of Open Access in Archaeology, something that is near and dear to my heart, at the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference: Abstract: Publishing in archaeology: Open Access and the REWARD project Publishing in archaeology is evolving along with trends in open access, open data and the semantic web. The open access […]

digipubarch Conference Video- Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: DigVentures and Flag Fen Lives

November 14, 2012

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For anyone interested in how DigVentures has been doing here is a great video from the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference: Abstract: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: DigVentures and Flag Fen Lives In July 2012, DigVentures hosted Europe’s first-ever crowdfunded and crowdsourced excavation at the internationally significant Bronze Age site at Flag Fen (www.digventures.com). Adopting and adapting […]

Digipubarch Conference Video- Let’s Get Digital, Digital!

November 14, 2012

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Cara, from Archaeology Scotland, presents some great work they are going at Adopt-a-Monument, at the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference: Abstract: Let’s Get Digital, Digital! Adopt-a-Monument and Digital Engagement Adopt-a-Monument is a five year scheme which encourages communities to take a lead role in conserving and promoting their local heritage. We help with a variety of […]

digipubarch Conference Video- We’re Tweeting but is Anyone Really Listening?

November 14, 2012

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Great presentation from Hugh at English Heritage about the reach of twitter at the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference: Abstract: We’re Tweeting but is Anyone Really Listening? Evaluating the Impact of Organisational Tweeting Since joining Twitter in March 2010, the @EHArchaeology Twitter feed has grown to nearly 5000 followers. Providing links and information about our projects […]

digipubarch Conference Video- Not All Archaeology is Equal

November 13, 2012

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Another great second day presentation about the barriers to digital engagement: Abstract: Not All Archaeology is Equal Barriers to Participation in Archaeology Online Within Public Archaeology in the UK, there has been a critical cultural shift towards awareness of the benefit of public engagement through the Internet. Recent developments have seen these media used for contributions […]

Digipubarch Conference Video- Integrating Technology into the Trench

November 13, 2012

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Made it to the second day of the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference.  Very interesting talk about integrating technology into field projects: Abstract: Integrating Technology into the Trench The Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology Project at Roman Silchester Increasingly more work is being done to integrate information technology into archaeological systems. In this paper we […]

Digipubarch Conference Video- Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Archaeological Apps as Interpretation Tools

November 11, 2012

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For those interested in Archaeological Apps here is a great presentation from the Digital Engagement in Archaeology conference: Abstract: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Archaeological Apps as Interpretation Tools A Case Study Concerning the Streetmuseum Londinium App While museums have been utilizing user-owned smartphones as interpretation devices for several years, archaeological sites are just starting to […]

Digipubarch Conference Video- The Portable Antiquities Scheme and its impact on the public

November 10, 2012

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One of the great afternoon sessions from the first day of the Digital Engagement in Archaeology: From the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference- http://digitalengagementinarchaeology.wordpress.com/ Abstract: The Portable Antiquities Scheme and its impact on the public The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) began in 1997 and encourages the voluntary recording of archaeological objects discovered by members of […]

digipubarch Conference Video- Impact of the Archaeology Data Service (ADS)

November 10, 2012

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The next video from the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference. This almost finishes out the morning sessions for the first day: From the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference- http://digitalengagementinarchaeology.wordpress.com/ Abstract: Impact of the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) A Study and Methods for Enhancing Sustainability The paper will discuss the progress of an ongoing ADS project […]

#digipubarch Conference Video- The Archaeology of Digital Abandonment

November 10, 2012

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Matt Law’s great presentation of his and Colleen’s paper at the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference. You can also follow his work here and Colleen’s here. After fifteen years of hosting millions of user-built webpages, in April 2009 Yahoo announced that they would be shutting down their United States Geocities webpages. Geocities was once the […]

#digipubarch Conference Video- An Emerging Research Framework for Studying Public Engagement with Digital Archaeology Resources

November 10, 2012

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Another great presentation from the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference: An Emerging Research Framework for Studying Public Engagement with Digital Archaeology Resources As a young field, Public Engagement with Archaeology (PEA) — both digital and physical — has largely been practised by subject matter specialists and guided by practice informed by personal experience and observation […]

Censors on Campus- The Open Access Backlash

September 14, 2012

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I was recently asked to write an article for the Index on Censorship special issue about censorship of academia. Specifically, I was asked to write about the AIA’s stance against Open Access ( I blog about it here and here and the boycott I organized here). Being as fair as I could stayed away from […]

Killing Giants- A how to guide for demolishing an institution, demonstrated by Microsoft and copied by Universities

September 11, 2012

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I read this good article, Microsoft’s Lost Decade by Kurt Eichenwald, and could not help but see the parallels between what was described and the modern university system (other systems too but this post will stick with education). I highly recommend you read the whole article. A brief excerpt from the article sums it up: […]

Barriers to Participation in Archaeology Online Workshop: Sísyphos and the Troll on the Gate of the Digital Divide: Barriers to Online Participation With the Portable Antiquities Scheme

May 29, 2012

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Last of the presentations from the workshop. All of the presentations can be seen here or you can look at the whole event here- http://storify.com/lornarichardson/workshop-on-barriers-to-participation-with-archaeo Dan Pett Portable Antiquities Scheme Sísyphos and the Troll on the Gate of the Digital Divide: Barriers to Online Participation With the Portable Antiquities Scheme This paper will address a […]

Tips for Better Digital Archaeology: Getting an RSS Feed from Websites Without RSS Feeds

April 10, 2012

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Yesterday, I wrote about how you could create a Google Bundle of several RSS feeds into one feed. I talked about how this would be good if you wanted to create a stream of content from a bunch of different websites such as blogs, journals, etc. What happens if a great website dose not have […]

Tips for Better Digital Archaeology: How to create a Google RSS feed bundle

April 9, 2012

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I was asked to explain how I set up my Google RSS feed bundles for archaeology blogs and I have decided to share the answer with everyone. For those that don’t know, or haven’t looked at my great archaeology blogs page, a Google feed bundle is basically several RSS feeds combined from multiple websites into […]

A Year Later- A quick review

March 22, 2012

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It had been roughly be a year since I first started this blog (19th of march 2011) and it has been a interesting year here. I have had roughly 67,000 page views though how many actual visitors this represents or unique visitors is unknown (wordpress stats are so so). In that time I have had […]

GIS and Archaeology- Some Resources on Learning GIS for Archaeology

March 5, 2012

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In the past, I have occasionally written about GIS and Archaeology, specifically how to learn GIS for Archaeology. It’s a real shame but there are not many high quality resources for those interested in learning GIS for Archaeology on their own. I have gathered together some resources here. Let me know if there are some […]

Technology and Archaeology: A Difference of time

August 24, 2011

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For my research I have been looking at the various agent based modeling software programs available. There are quite a few out there, I have looked at around 80 so far, and I am having  filter my list down. One of the criteria for filtering is if the model or website has been updated in […]