Friday , 25 July 2014

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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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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ASOR Campaign Announced

ASOR Campaign Announced

The “Building a Foundation for ASOR Campaign” has been one of ASOR’s worst kept secrets over the past twelve months. This $1.3 million brief yet vital initiative need not be a “se ...

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2012 ASOR Annual Meeting Is a Tremendous Success

2012 ASOR Annual Meeting Is a Tremendous Success

The 2012 ASOR Annual Meeting in Chicago breaks records and is a tremendous success! A record 925 ASOR members gathered in Chicago from November 14–17 for the 2012 ASOR Annual Meet ...

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The Future of Our Past: New Technologies for New Audiences

The Future of Our Past: New Technologies for New Audiences

By: Catherine Foster and Brian Brown  Certain images from the ancient past stand out in popular imagination: the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon,” Moses, David, Goliath and other char ...

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A builders’ heritage at Umm el-Jimal

A builders’ heritage at Umm el-Jimal

By: Bert de Vries (Calvin College) and Muaffaq Hazza (Umm el-Jimal) In 2012 the Umm el-Jimal (UJ) Project received a grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation ...

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Archaeology and Community: Experiences in the Azraq Oasis

Archaeology and Community: Experiences in the Azraq Oasis

By: Alison Damick, Columbia University, and Ahmad Lash, The Department of Antiquities of Jordan Azraq, an oasis village in the northeastern Jordanian steppe, sits on the crossroad ...

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Protecting, Preserving, and Presenting Cultural Heritage in Petra: The Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management Initiative

Protecting, Preserving, and Presenting Cultural Heritage in Petra: The Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management Initiative

By: Christopher A. Tuttle Two hundred years ago, on 22 August 1812, the ancient city of Petra was re-identified by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, the first European ...

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ASOR Recognized in Partners in Conservation Award

ASOR Recognized in Partners in Conservation Award

By: Ellen D. Bedell ASOR Outreach Committee (Former Chair) Project Archaeology, a program developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and currently affiliated with Montana St ...

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