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The Kiss Goodnight for English Heritage

June 26, 2013


For months now the Heritage Sector in England has been bracing for the budget news for English Heritage and it has finally come. It might be one of the bravest faces being put on by EH I have seen as the government has done more than cut the budget, they have cut English Heritage. Here […]

Is it Legal to Collect Arrowheads on Federal Land?

June 3, 2013


I have spent some time on arrowhead collecting forums and have been told by some collectors that it is legal to hunt arrowheads on Federal land in the US. This is only for arrowheads as all other forms of collecting/looting (depending on your views) are illegal on Government land. The law (more on that below) […]

Devastation in 2 Pictures

May 5, 2013


This is not a long post, just a link and this sentence- “The two images below show the same archaeological site, the ancient city of Apamea, in Syria, firstly as captured by Google Earth on 20th July 2011, and then on 4th April 2012.”

Crowd Sourced Funding of Archaeology

March 27, 2013


I have written about crowd sourcing a couple of times here and here and here. Sometimes a bit skeptical as I am not sure how much it differs from traditional methods of raising funds for archaeology. Though skepticism aside archaeology does need funding. If you have a chance you can check out two new projects […]

Journal Access and Continual Professional Development

March 6, 2013


A project I have been working on for the last couple of months just went live an hour ago, it’s one of the reasons my posting here as been so erratic. I have been working on creating a service to provide continual professional development and it even comes with access to research journals. Over the […]

Analysing and visualising the ceramiscene of Roman Nepi

February 28, 2013


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


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 […]