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Microarchaeology: Seeing More Than What Meets The Eye

Microarchaeology: Seeing More Than What Meets The Eye

By: Michael B. Toffolo, Tel Aviv University If you worked on an archaeological excavation in Israel as a volunteer, at some point you probably saw people collecting dirt into litt ...

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A Look into Our Past

A Look into Our Past

October is a busy month for the world of Archaeology. There’s the International Archaeology Day (IAD) on October 19th, Archaeological Institute of America’s (AIA) Archaeology Day ...

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Follow up: The Archaeology of WWI in Palestine

Follow up: The Archaeology of WWI in Palestine

By: Jeffrey A. Blakely This post is a reply to comments on Jeff Blakely’s previous post The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East. Ro ...

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That’s a Wrap

That’s a Wrap

This month we focused on archaeology in the Digital Age, featuring seven posts on new issues arising in the field such as open access in academic publishing and incorporating new ...

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Turning Dirt into Pixels

Turning Dirt into Pixels

By: Colleen Morgan CLEAN * PHOTOGRAPH * DRAW * LEVEL * RECORD * SAMPLE * DIG * SORT ARTIFACTS * REPEAT In archaeological field work it is easy to become entranced. We have a cycli ...

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Legacy Excavations and Linked Open Data: A Virtual Vision of Sir Leonard Woolley’s Ur

Legacy Excavations and Linked Open Data: A Virtual Vision of Sir Leonard Woolley’s Ur

By: W.B. Hafford, University of Pennsylvania Digital data plays an ever increasing role in archaeology. Archaeologists use computers for virtually every task, from artifact record ...

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Living in the Golden Age of Open Access Archaeology

Living in the Golden Age of Open Access Archaeology

By: Mitch Allen, Left Coast Press, Inc. & Mills College Arguments over open access in scholarly publishing have crossed the radar of every scholar, publisher, or librarian not ...

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Augmented Reality, a New Horizon in Archaeology

Augmented Reality, a New Horizon in Archaeology

By: Stuart Eve, University College London and L - P : Archaeology Firstly, I would like to thank Jen Fitzgerald for asking me to contribute a guest post to the ASOR Blog. I am cur ...

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The Virtual World Project: Touring The Ancient World

The Virtual World Project: Touring The Ancient World

By: Ronald A. Simkins and Nicolae Roddy, Creighton University There is nothing quite like teaching at an archaeological site, where ancient remains almost speak out to students as ...

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iPads in the Field and Reflections on Archaeology’s Digital Future

iPads in the Field and Reflections on Archaeology’s Digital Future

By: William Caraher, University of North Dakota This past summer my excavation on Cyprus experimented with using iPads to document our excavations in the field. Since 2003, I have ...

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Sustainability at Any Price is not Sustainable: Open Access and Archaeology

Sustainability at Any Price is not Sustainable: Open Access and Archaeology

By: Eric Kansa, UC Berkeley and OpenContext.org This blog post looks at the open access debate, and notes how sustainability is as much of an ideological and political question as ...

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Ethics, Archaeology, and Open Access

Ethics, Archaeology, and Open Access

By: Eric Kansa The issue of open access to scholarly works recently gained renewed attention following the tragic suicide of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist charged with felony ...

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Team Discovers Lost Color on the Arch of Titus’ Menorah

Team Discovers Lost Color on the Arch of Titus’ Menorah

From June 5 to 7, 2012 an international team of scholars led by the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies in partnership with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeol ...

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ASOR Benefits Boston University Students

ASOR Benefits Boston University Students

Each semester ASOR hires several students to work in the office through the Boston University work study program. This is the personal account of one student who has enjoyed worki ...

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NSF Points to Open Context for Publishing Project Data

NSF Points to Open Context for Publishing Project Data

The National Science Foundation's Archaeology Program links to Open Context (http://opencontext.org) as an option for grant seekers to archive and disseminate archaeological resea ...

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Secrets of <i>The Bible’s Buried Secrets</i>

Secrets of The Bible’s Buried Secrets

Contributed by Tristan Barako, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Providence Pictures When The Bible's Buried Secrets premiered on PBS this past November, it was NOVA's most watched show i ...

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Creating a Digital Archaeology Community around the Mediterranean

Creating a Digital Archaeology Community around the Mediterranean

Contributed by Thomas E. Levy, Stephen Savage and Chaitan Baru Over the past five years, there has been a synergy of archaeological research that focuses on the application of inf ...

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