20 Awsome Digital Archaeology (and Archaeology Tech) Blogs

Posted on January 20, 2012

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Do you like modern technology? Do you like Archaeology? It you answer yes to both then I have a list of 20 kick-a$$ blogs that you should follow. To make it easier to follow them here is a RSS feed of all the blogs so you can recieve updates (google bundle)- http://www.google.co.uk/reader/bundle/user%2F01932906651094703905%2Fbundle%2FDigital%20Archaeology%20and%20Tech.

For more awsome archaeology related blogs check out this list here.

NOTE- these blogs are also more than digital archaeology and technology, covering a diverse range of topics. They are just in this list because they also cover digital archaeology and tech really well.

Archaeogeomancyhttp://www.archaeogeomancy.net/

“Geomancy:/ˈdʒiːə(ʊ)mansi/ 1. the art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously. 2. divination from the configuration of a handful of earth or random dots

Archaeology: /ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒi/ the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artefacts and other physical remains.

Archaeogeomancy: /ˌɑːkɪˈɒdʒiːə(ʊ)mansi/ A completely made up term which relates to the use of spatial technologies to infer information about the past by looking at the configuration of archaeological remains. A sort of reverse diviniation if you will and a play on words, my day job being archaeological geomatics.

This site covers all manner of subjects relating to the use of 2D and 3D spatial technologies used for the investigation in an archaeological context of sites, monuments, structures and landscapes, particularly the spatial patterning of archaeological sites within the landscape.”

Applied Technologies to Archaeologyhttp://patriciamurrieta.wordpress.com/

Patricia Murrieta-Flores. Site about GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MODELLINGhttp://archaeologicalmodelling.wordpress.com/

Defunct blog about predictive modelling. (still have relevent information)

Anomaly: Terrestrial Geophysics from Wessex Archaeologyhttp://www.wessexarch.co.uk/blogs/terrestrial-geophysics

Archaeometry-The Society of Archaeological Sciences Bloghttp://socarchsci.blogspot.com/

“This blog is about archaeometry, or archaeological science: the application of methods of the natural sciences to archaeology. It is endorsed by the Society for Archaeological Sciences. Moderated by Destiny Crider.”

Archaetechhttp://leifuss.wordpress.com/

Travels on the Convex Hull of Normality

Wessex Archaeology Computing Bloghttp://www.wessexarch.co.uk/blogs/computing

Good blog on work done by Wessex Archaeology.

ArchaeoGeek http://www.archaeogeek.com/blog/

“This is the blog of a newly ex-archaeologist, now working in web-based GIS.”

Dead Men’s Eyeshttp://www.dead-mens-eyes.org/

Augmented Reality and Heritage- “Dead Men’s Eyes is a project that i have started to investigate the use of Augmented Reality within Archaeological Practice. The name is inspired by a short story by M.R. James ‘Dead Men’s Eyes’ (or A View From The Hill) in which a man uses a pair of old binoculars to view grisly episodes from ages past.”

Digging Digitallyhttp://www.alexandriaarchive.org/blog/

Archaeology, data sharing, digitally enabled research and education- “a weblog for archaeology and the internet, & semi-official news of the SAA Digital Data Interest Group”

DigiGalhttp://jrogden.wordpress.com/

One Gal’s Exploration of the World of Digital Technologies and Cultural Heritage.

Digital Public Archaeologyhttp://digipubarch.org/

This is Not a Blog. My PhD research in 140 characters or more…

Electric Archaeologyhttps://electricarchaeologist.wordpress.com/

[…] an iconic archaeologist blogger whose Electric Archaeologist has long set the standard for high-quality academic blogging. When he chimes in, it does us all good to listen!
-Bill Caraher

 GIS for Archaeology and CRMdefunct- http://www.gisarch.com/

Even though this blog no longer publishes the archives are pretty great.

Heritage Bytes- http://ux.opencontext.org/blog/
Updates and news about Open Context

Online Archaeologydefuncthttp://www.online-archaeology.co.uk/wordpress/

Another blog that no longer publishes but whose archives are good.

Open Objectshttp://openobjects.blogspot.com/

“Conversations with a cultural heritage technologist. ‘No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.’ Isaac Asimov”

Paperless Archaeologyhttp://paperlessarchaeology.com/

“No trees were harmed in the making of this blog”

Paul Cripps’s bloghttp://www.wessexarch.co.uk/blogs/paul-cripps

Another blog based out Wessex Archaeology. Great stuff.

The Archaeometry Bloghttp://www.archaeometry.com.au/

A blog about the application of scientific techniques to archaeological problems.