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July 27, 2017

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Design Sprint for Perseus 5.0/Open Greek and Latin

Type Blog Post
Author Gregory Crane
URL https://sites.tufts.edu/perseusupdates/2017/07/22/design-sprint-for-perseus-5-0open-greek-and-latin/
Date 2017-07-22
Abstract We announced in June that Center for Hellenic Studies had signed a contract with Intrepid.io to conduct a design sprint that would support Perseus 5.0 and the Open Greek and Latin collection that it will include. Our goal was to provide a sample model for a new interface that would support searching and reading of Greek, Latin, and other historical languages. The report from that sprint was handed over to CHS yesterday and we, in turn, have made these materials available, including both the summary presentation and associated materials. The goal is to solicit comment and to provide potential applicants to the planned RFP with access to this work as soon as possible.
Blog Title Perseus Digital Library Updates

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Software-EntwicklerIn

Type Web Page
Author Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
URL https://jobs.onb.ac.at/Job/72759
Date 2017
Accessed 2017-07-27 15:26:16
Abstract In der Abteilung Digitale Bibliothek/Forschung und Entwicklung suchen wir für ein Verbundprojekt des BMWFW im Bereich der Digital Humanities zum ehestmöglichen Eintritt, befristet bis 31.12.2019, eine/n qualifizierte/n Software-EntwicklerIn
Website Title Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Vacancies

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July 26, 2017

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URL https://angrystaffofficer.com/2016/12/14/stop-calling-us-warriors/
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Stop Calling Us Warriors

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Author pptsapper
URL https://angrystaffofficer.com/2016/12/14/stop-calling-us-warriors/
Date 2016-12-14T13:17:44+00:00
Abstract If you’ve been in the Army longer than five minutes, you’ve probably been called “warrior” already. Or maybe “hero,” usually used sarcastically when referring to…
Blog Title The Angry Staff Officer

July 25, 2017

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URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hobby-lobby-under-investigation-over-sale-of-5th-century-bible-fragment-thvs8zq93
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Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment

Type Newspaper Article
Author Bel Trew Cairo
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hobby-lobby-under-investigation-over-sale-of-5th-century-bible-fragment-thvs8zq93
Publication The Times
ISSN 0140-0460
Date 2017-07-20
Section World
Library Catalog www.thetimes.co.uk
Abstract Egypt is investigating the possible illegal acquisition of national artefacts by an American craft store company, including a 5th-century fragment of the Bible that was displayed at the Vatican.

July 24, 2017

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Inside the Secret Plan to Stop Vladimir Putin’s U.S. Election Plot

Type Web Page
Author Massimo Calabresi
URL http://time.com/4865982/secret-plan-stop-vladimir-putin-election-plot/
Abstract The White House went so far as to war-game an Election Day attack
Website Title Time

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Opinion | Let’s Get Excited About Maintenance!

Type Newspaper Article
Author Andrew Russell
Author Lee Vinsel
URL https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/opinion/sunday/lets-get-excited-about-maintenance.html
Publication The New York Times
ISSN 0362-4331
Date 2017-07-22
Section Opinion
Library Catalog www.nytimes.com
Language en-US
Abstract Innovation is overrated. When it comes to technology, we need to celebrate upkeep.

July 20, 2017

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URL https://blogs.brown.edu/egyptolojen/2017/07/20/egypt-part-i-the-amarna-boundary-stelae/
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Issue 3: Egypt, Part I – The Amarna Boundary Stelae – The Interactive Dissertation

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URL https://blogs.brown.edu/egyptolojen/2017/07/20/egypt-part-i-the-amarna-boundary-stelae/
Short Title Issue 3

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The Alphabet That Will Save a People From Disappearing

Type Magazine Article
Author Kaveh Waddell
URL https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/11/the-alphabet-that-will-save-a-people-from-disappearing/506987/
Publication The Atlantic
ISSN 1072-7825
Date Nov 16, 2016
Accessed 2017-07-20 15:44:54
Library Catalog The Atlantic
Abstract As kids, two Guinean brothers invented a new script for their native language. Now they’re trying to get it on every smartphone.

July 19, 2017

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Thinking about Archival and Migration for GitHub

Type Blog Post
Author Ryan Baumann
URL https://ryanfb.github.io/etc/2016/08/31/thinking_about_archival_and_migration_for_github.html
Rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Date 2016-08-31T00:00:00 00:00
Accessed 2017-07-19 20:32:47
Language English
Abstract Given the increasing centrality of GitHub for hosting code and data for a variety of projects, we owe it to ourselves to think about what our long-term plans are for preserving these resources. While GitHub very generously provides a huge amount of resources for free, it’s still a company, and could change their terms or discontinue services at their whim. What would you do if GitHub shut down tomorrow?
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Short Title Baumann 2016

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A Turn for the Scruffy: An Ethnographic Study of Semantic Web Architecture

Type Conference Paper
Author Lindsay Poirier
URL http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3091478.3091505
Series WebSci '17
Place New York, NY, USA
Publisher ACM
Pages 359–367
ISBN 978-1-4503-4896-6
Date 2017
DOI 10.1145/3091478.3091505
Accessed 2017-07-19 18:47:44
Library Catalog ACM Digital Library
Abstract This paper examines how legacies of thinking about ontology, logic, and how best to approach knowledge representation have become interwoven in the architecture of the technologies that enable a Semantic Web. As a cultural anthropologist, I approach this study with qualitative historical and ethnographic methodologies, positioning the community of researchers that have been involved in the design and implementation of Semantic Web protocols and technologies as my primary field site. Two concepts from Science and Technology Studies are introduced - thought styles and design logics. The paper demonstrates how diverse thinking about how to approach knowledge representation on the Web is rooted in debates that emerged in artificial intelligence in the 1970s and 1980s. It then goes on to discuss how the diverse approaches to Web semantics that emerged from these legacies have cultural and political implications. The paper concludes with a call for further research that positions Web architectures as objects of social and cultural study.
Proceedings Title Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Web Science Conference
Short Title Poirier 2017

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The Summer of Misreading Thucydides

Type Blog Post
Author Kori Schake
URL http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2017/07/summer-misreading-thucydides/139542/
Rights © 2017 by National Journal Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Date 2017-07-19
Language en
Abstract There’s a delicious irony in the Trump team’s affection for the historian—who repeatedly shows how populists lead societies to ruin.
Blog Title Defense One
Short Title Schake 2017

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July 13, 2017

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URL https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/genevieve-bell-on-moving-from-human-computer-interactions-to-human-computer-relationships?imm_mid=0ecc6e&cmp=em-data-na-na-newsltr_ai_20170130
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Genevieve Bell on moving from human-computer interactions to human-computer relationships

Type Web Page
Author Jenn Webb
URL https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/genevieve-bell-on-moving-from-human-computer-interactions-to-human-computer-relationships
Date 2017-01-26T13:15:00Z
Abstract The O’Reilly Radar Podcast: AI on the hype curve, imagining nurturing technology, and gaps in the AI conversation.
Website Title O'Reilly Media

ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geospatial Humanities

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ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geospatial Humanities

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URL https://bgmartins.github.io/sigspatial-geohumanities/?utm_source=CPB&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=JMG01510
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Demystifying SSH connections

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Author Frank Lynam
URL https://medium.com/@flynam/demystifying-ssh-connections-c8acf9a0136b
Date 2017-07-13T12:11:15.704Z
Abstract I decided today that I was going to finally deal with a problem that has been bugging me for a good few months. I have two main dev setups…
Blog Title Frank Lynam

July 12, 2017

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URL http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hobby-lobby-bought-more-smuggled-artifacts-n781176
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Court papers reveal Hobby Lobby bought more smuggled artifacts

Type Web Page
Author Tracy Connor
URL http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hobby-lobby-bought-more-smuggled-artifacts-n781176
Date 2017-07-12
Abstract The company no longer has the items but won't say whether they were sold or donated.
Website Title NBC News

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OSL dates for the ancient geometric earthworks of Kazakhstan

Type Journal Article
Author G. Motuzaite Matuzeviciute
Author A. V. Logvin
Author I. Shevnina
Author A. M. Seitov
Author J. Feng
Author L. Zhou
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352226715300052
Volume 7
Pages 1-9
Publication Archaeological Research in Asia
ISSN 2352-2267
Date July 1, 2016
Journal Abbr Archaeological Research in Asia
DOI 10.1016/j.ara.2015.12.001
Accessed 2017-07-12 19:24:33
Library Catalog ScienceDirect
Abstract Large-scale earthworks ranging from 90m to over 400m in length, recently discovered in northern Kazakhstan, have come to be commonly named as the “Geoglyphs of Turgai”. These monuments mainly have been found in northern Kazakhstan within the Turgai deflection. These geometrical earthworks of the Turgai have been serendipitously identified through the analysis of satellite imagery. In the past few years over 60 such geometrical earthworks have been identified; however only 30 of these have been checked and confirmed by archeologists after visiting the sites. Most of these geometric earthworks consist of earthen mounds arranged in lines, rings, crosses, and square with diagonal lines. In this paper we present the first dating results from these geometric earthworks, which affiliate the earliest stages of this phenomenon to the Early Iron Age period (ca. 800B.C.). This chronological context provides a starting platform for further interpretation of these monuments, concentrating on the reasoning behind their construction and the building of an understanding concerning the complexity of the steppe populations who undertook such forms of construction.

Ancient Geography: The Discovery of the World in Classical Greece and Rome

Type Journal Article
Author Paola Ceccarelli
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305748816300986
Volume 56
Pages 138-139
Publication Journal of Historical Geography
ISSN 0305-7488
Date April 1, 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Historical Geography
DOI 10.1016/j.jhg.2016.09.004
Accessed 2017-07-12 19:22:37
Library Catalog ScienceDirect
Short Title Ancient Geography

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Authoring the ancient sites of Cyprus in the late nineteenth century: the British Museum excavation notebooks, 1893–1896

Type Journal Article
Author Polina Nikolaou
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305748817300452
Volume 56
Pages 83-100
Publication Journal of Historical Geography
ISSN 0305-7488
Date April 1, 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Historical Geography
DOI 10.1016/j.jhg.2017.02.006
Accessed 2017-07-12 19:22:16
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Abstract This paper considers the performance of archaeology in the field. To do so it examines the notebooks recording the British Museum excavations in Cyprus during the period 1893–1896. Archaeologists have described the practices of writing and drawing as a performance that accords archaeology its disciplinary identity. However, there have not been systematic studies of the centrality of fieldwork in the disciplinary culture of nineteenth-century archaeology as there have been for other field sciences. Histories and geographies of science have shown that field knowledge was produced through a variety of spatial practices – including inscriptive practices – whose meaning, processes and intentions were embodied in the material artefacts of science, such as instruments and notebooks. Drawing on that work, this paper locates the British Museum notebooks as material objects of science in the disciplinary landscape of late nineteenth-century Cypriot archaeology and in British classical archaeology more broadly. In doing so, this paper furthers our understanding of how classical archaeology became established as a field-based scientific discipline in the later nineteenth century. This paper argues that the British Museum notebooks functioned as paper tools in the field: they constructed a new interpretative model of the ancient Cypriot artefacts that placed the island within the prehistoric Greek world. This archaeological model was established through the more accurate, schematic, abstracted and numerical syntax of the notebooks. Importantly, the British Museum archaeologists through the use of the notebooks as paper tools created a new entity, the excavated Cypriot artefact, that was firmly associated with the conditions of its discovery and evaluation processes.
Short Title Authoring the ancient sites of Cyprus in the late nineteenth century

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Routes across the Civitas Menapiorum: using least cost paths and GIS to locate the Roman roads of Sandy Flanders

Type Journal Article
Author Gerben Verbrugghe
Author Wim De Clercq
Author Veerle Van Eetvelde
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305748817301123
Volume 57
Pages 76-88
Publication Journal of Historical Geography
ISSN 0305-7488
Date July 1, 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Historical Geography
DOI 10.1016/j.jhg.2017.06.006
Accessed 2017-07-12 19:21:04
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Abstract Despite a long research history, little is known about the Roman road network in the northern part of the Civitas Menapiorum. In late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century publications researchers established the idea that Roman roads ended at the transition between the loamy and sandy areas. Others indicated that such roads were not yet located. During the last twenty years researchers have presumed the existence of five supralocal Roman roads in Sandy Flanders. However, their exact routes remained unclear. In this study a landscape archaeological approach is applied to study these roads and to suggest a series of possible routes. Based on recent LiDAR data and soil maps, least cost path analyses are performed in ArcGIS. Recent archaeological findings and double linear marks, visible on both oblique and vertical aerial photographs, are used to test the accuracy of the least cost paths. Finally, the names of present-day streets are used to clarify the continuity of Roman roads in the landscape.
Short Title Routes across the Civitas Menapiorum

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A white-box framework to oversee archaeological virtual reconstructions in space and time: Methods and tools

Type Journal Article
Author Emanuel Demetrescu
Author Bruno Fanini
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X17301475
Volume 14
Pages 500-514
Publication Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
ISSN 2352-409X
Date August 1, 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.06.034
Accessed 2017-07-12 19:20:27
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Abstract The goal of this paper is to present original methods and visual tools able to formally document the scientific processes behind an archaeological virtual reconstruction, namely a new version of the Extended Matrix (EM 1.1) and the Extended Matrix Framework (EMF 1.1). The proposed approach aims to improve the EM as well as methods and tools for 3D query, visualization, and inspection of extended matrices in order to solve current bottlenecks and issues with the integration of 3D virtual environments and rich semantic descriptions (EMF). A real case scenario is provided to present the steps involved in a reconstruction project using EM/EMF: the Great Temple of the ancient Roman town Colonia Dacica Sarmizegetusa.
Short Title A white-box framework to oversee archaeological virtual reconstructions in space and time

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Chemical characterization of black and red inks inscribed on ancient Egyptian papyri: The Tebtunis temple library

Type Journal Article
Author Thomas Christiansen
Author David Buti
Author Kim Nicole Dalby
Author Poul Erik Lindelof
Author Kim Ryholt
Author Anna Vila
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X17301505
Volume 14
Pages 208-219
Publication Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
ISSN 2352-409X
Date August 1, 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.05.042
Accessed 2017-07-12 19:19:33
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Abstract This article presents the results of a study on the chemistry of the black and red inks used on papyri from the only institutional library to survive from ancient Egypt – the Tebtunis temple library. The aim of the study is to identify, through the chemistry of the inks, if certain papyrus fragments from the library are related. The papyri are examined using non-invasive analytical methods, including optical microscopy, X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDXS), Raman spectroscopy and fiber optics reflectance spectroscopy (FORS). Via these techniques, inks undocumented in the analytical record are detected. Moreover, the analytical results are compared to other assemblages of ancient manuscripts from the Hellenistic and Roman periods (c. 200BCE–400CE) and provide new information on the history of the production of ink in the ancient Mediterranean cultures.
Short Title Chemical characterization of black and red inks inscribed on ancient Egyptian papyri

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The manufacturing process of the Capitoline She Wolf: a thermographic method for the investigation of repairs and casting faults

Type Journal Article
Author Fulvio Mercuri
Author Noemi Orazi
Author Ugo Zammit
Author Augusto Giuffredi
Author Carlo Stefano Salerno
Author Cristina Cicero
Author Stefano Paoloni
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X17302006
Volume 14
Pages 199-207
Publication Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
ISSN 2352-409X
Date August 1, 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.05.051
Accessed 2017-07-12 19:19:18
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Abstract In this paper surface and subsurface features and defects of the Capitoline She Wolf bronze statue have been investigated by combining the use of different configurations of pulsed infrared thermography and their respective data analysis. In particular, mechanical and metallurgic repairs and casting faults, such as bubbles, cavities and bronze ihnomogeneities, have been detected and characterized. The thermographic results, combined with those obtained by other analysis and artistic studies, yielded the identification of the main steps of the manufacturing process, such as the production of the She Wolf internal scaffolding and the casting method.
Short Title The manufacturing process of the Capitoline She Wolf

Artillery and rigging artefacts from the Megadim wreck-site, Israel

Type Journal Article
Author D. Ashkenazi
Author D. Cvikel
Author D. Langgut
Author B. Rosen
Author E. Galili
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X16305727
Volume 14
Pages 91-105
Publication Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
ISSN 2352-409X
Date August 1, 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.05.031
Accessed 2017-07-12 19:18:56
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Abstract Various artillery and rigging artefacts were retrieved from the Megadim wreck-site, Israel. The present research is aimed at determining the composition, microstructure and manufacturing processes of the objects, as well as their dating. Therefore, a multidisciplinary testing approach was applied, based on typology, metallurgical criteria, archaeobotanical analysis and 14C radiocarbon dating. Based on their typology, the three cannons found off Megadim were of Venetian origin. Metallurgical analysis of the three cannons revealed they were made of cast bronze, with tin (Sn) composition of 3.2–6.5wt%; and were most likely manufactured at the same European foundry. The chain links of the iron-bound deadeye were made of wrought-iron, manufactured by the bloomery process; and the forge-welding zone of the largest chain was located. Epi-illuminated and SEM analyses suggest that the deadeyes were made of Rhus coriaria, and the wads were made of Cupressus sempervirens and Pinus pinea. The largest breech chamber was made of cast leaded-bronze, probably manufactured of recycled alloys due to the low amount of tin. The other two chambers were made of wrought-iron, and based on their similar composition, were probably manufactured at the same workshop. Examination of the material extracted from the chambers suggests it was black powder. The bronze cannons were typologically dated to between the late 16th and the early 17th centuries. Based on the metallurgical criteria and the 14C analysis, it is suggested that all the objects were most likely manufactured before the middle of the 17th century. This research enhances our knowledge of the Megadim wreck-site, and provides better understanding of the manufacturing technologies of marine artillery and rigging elements in Europe between the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

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Waste disposal in late Iron Age and early Roman Silchester: A geochemical comparison of pits, post holes, ditches and wells in Insula IX

Type Journal Article
Author Cindy van Zwieten
Author Samantha R. Cook
Author Jochan Voss
Author Michael G. Fulford
Author Nicholas A. Pankhurst
Author Catherine M. Barnett
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X17303474
Volume 15
Pages 1-7
Publication Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
ISSN 2352-409X
Date October 1, 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.06.044
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Abstract Bulk chemical analysis was undertaken on samples taken from 143 negative features (wells, pits, post-holes, cess pits and ditches) across the area of excavation at Silchester Hampshire in order to help us understand the disposal of waste during late Iron Age and earliest Roman occupation. Results show that it is possible to split features into waste disposal which included animal/human waste and those which probably did not. It is also possible to identify post-holes based on organic matter content. This work forms part of the larger Town Life project run by the University of Reading.
Short Title Waste disposal in late Iron Age and early Roman Silchester

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Contextualising archaeological models with geological, airborne and terrestrial LiDAR data: The Ice Age landscape in Farndon Fields, Nottinghamshire, UK

Type Journal Article
Author Deodato Tapete
Author Vanessa Banks
Author Lee Jones
Author Matthew Kirkham
Author Daryl Garton
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440317300390
Volume 81
Pages 31-48
Publication Journal of Archaeological Science
ISSN 0305-4403
Date May 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI 10.1016/j.jas.2017.03.007
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Abstract Archaeological models of past human occupation of the landscape build upon the understanding of the natural palaeo-environment. This cognitive process relies on the study of the sediment units at a level of spatial resolution that might not be achieved with available maps. This paper presents a new approach to combine traditional ground investigation methods and new technologies to detect, extract and analyse stratigraphic records, with particular application to vanishing landscapes with limited exposure of the sediments. The demonstration site is Farndon Fields, an extremely rare Late Upper Palaeolithic open-air site at the southern outskirts of Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, UK. Since the early 1990s when the upgrading of the new A46 road was planned, ground and archaeological investigations have been carried out. The test-pitting undertaken by Farndon Archaeological Research Investigations (FARI) in the field 373A in September 2015 offered an ideal occasion for the British Geological Survey (BGS) to test the methodology. A palaeo-geographic understanding from regional to local scales is here proposed based on 5-m airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data and multispectral aerial photographs of the site prior to the alteration due to the A46 works. Features of the palaeo-landscape are vanishing and intrusive investigations are required to unveil the presence of the archaeological context. Samples were taken for particle size analysis of the sediment units to characterise the aeolian sand deposits (‘coversands’) and the underlying clayey silty sandy sediments interbedded with paler laminae. For the first time state-of-the-art terrestrial LiDAR technology was used for stratigraphic profiling, strata delineation and geological feature extraction based on the intensity return and surface roughness. The combined use of point clouds, 3D models and cloud intensity from terrestrial LiDAR provides an added level of confidence to the ability to subdivide the sediment units and discriminate them from ploughsoil. Internal bedding of the coversands is enhanced in the LiDAR elaborations. This is new evidence not otherwise observed by the naked eye. On the other side, the classification of point clouds by roughness index seems promising for recording the grading of the sediments. The experiment in Farndon Fields therefore demonstrates the benefit of phased technology-based investigation combining archaeology and geology towards a more cost-effective assessment through strategic sampling and digital recording of landscape domains.
Short Title Contextualising archaeological models with geological, airborne and terrestrial LiDAR data

It must be right, GIS told me so! Questioning the infallibility of GIS as a methodological tool

Type Journal Article
Author Marieka Brouwer Burg
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440317300730
Publication Journal of Archaeological Science
ISSN 0305-4403
Date May 22, 2017
Journal Abbr Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI 10.1016/j.jas.2017.05.010
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Abstract While the benefits of GIS are widely touted among archaeologists today, less attention has been paid to the potential pitfalls and drawbacks of this undeniably important methodological tool. One of the greatest challenges of geospatial modeling is unbalanced data: due to the nature of the archaeological record, we can never assume that the remnants of past behavioral processes we are working with constitute a fully representative sample. Rather, our datasets are reflective of differential social and natural preservation conditions, as well as research biases. Most regional geospatial studies must collate diverse data collected over decades by researchers with varying backgrounds and goals, using assorted spatial scales and levels of technological sophistication. Such factors contribute substantial uncertainty to our models, uncertainty that should be recognized, quantified, and mitigated. If GIS techniques are to continue shifting the way we conduct archaeology and improve our abilities to answer questions regarding past behavior, then we must question the infallibility of GIS as a methodological tool and direct more attention toward developing robust geospatial applications that can meet the idiosyncratic needs of archaeological analysis. This paper explores one example of how such uncertainty investigation can be conducted.

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July 11, 2017

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Bad Identifiers are the Potholes of the Information Superhighway: Take-Home Lessons for Researchers

Type Blog Post
Author Julie McMurry
Author Lilly Winfree
Author Melissa Haendel
URL http://blogs.plos.org/biologue/2017/07/06/bad-identifiers-potholes-of-information-superhighway/
Date 2017-07-06T12:15:26Z
Abstract This is a guest post by three of the authors of a recent PLOS Biology article, discussed here. All three authors are at the Department of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology and OHSU Library, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.   Identifiers are (actually) important Have you ever been overwhelmed by the sheer number of different names or symbols that point to a single gene? In today’s connected world we can easily solve this problem with the concept of an identifier - one that travels well around the Web and can include associated information such as symbols, synonyms, and the history of the nomenclature (such as when two genes were “merged” into one gene record). However, the need for best practices in the minting, use of, and referencing of identifiers isn’t limited to genes; referencing diverse types and sources of data provides a vital connection between data producers with data
Blog Title PLOS Biologue
Short Title Bad Identifiers are the Potholes of the Information Superhighway

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Abstract The open-source tagging platform and feed aggregator.

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Most Scientific Research Data From the 1990s Is Lost Forever

Type Magazine Article
Author Danielle Wiener-Bronner
URL https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/12/scientific-data-lost-forever/356422/
Publication The Atlantic
ISSN 1072-7825
Date Dec 23, 2013
Accessed 2017-07-11 21:41:44
Library Catalog The Atlantic
Abstract A new study has found that as much as 80 percent of the raw scientific data collected by researchers in the early 1990s is gone forever, mostly because no one knows where to find it.

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March 24, 2017

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Saxon Running XSLT from the Command Line

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