Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Open Access Journal: European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies (PCA)

European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies (PCA)
ISSN 2039-7895
The European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies (PCA) is an independent, international, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the communication of post-classical research. PCA publishes a variety of manuscript types, including original research, discussions and review articles. Topics of interest include all subjects that relate to the science and practice of archaeology, particularly multidisciplinary research which use specialistic methodologies applied to the archaeology of post-classical Europe.

PCA’s manuscript review process is rigorous and is intended to identify the strengths and weaknesses in each submitted manuscript, determine which manuscripts are suitable for publication, and to work with the authors to improve their manuscript prior to publication.

Post-Classical Archaeologies is published once a year in May, starting in 2011.
Volume 5 (2015)


C. Kostick, F. Ludlow, The dating of volcanic events and their impact upon European society, 400-800 CE (OPEN ACCESS)

C. Arteaga-Cardineau, Tsunamis and earthquakes in Spain during the Early Middle Ages (OPEN ACCESS)

G.P. Brogiolo, Flooding in Northern Italy during the Early Middle Ages: resilience and adaptation (OPEN ACCESS)

A. Volkmann, Climate change, environment and migration: a GIS-based study of the Roman Iron Age to the Early Middle Ages in the river Oder region (OPEN ACCESS)

T.P. Newfield, Domesticates, disease and climate in early post-classical Europe, the cattle plague of c.940 and its environmental context PCA AWARD 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

P.J. Brown, Coasts of catastrophe? The incidence and impact of aeolian sand on British medieval coastal communities (OPEN ACCESS)


T. Lewit, The Second Sea: exchange between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in late antiquity (OPEN ACCESS)

R. Martorelli, Cagliari bizantina: alcune riflessioni dai nuovi dati dell’archeologia (OPEN ACCESS)

M. Wolfram, The necropolis of Torre de Palma (Monforte, Portugal) (OPEN ACCESS)

A. De Guio, M. Migliavacca, R. Deiana, G. Strapazzon, Remote sensing e archeologia di un paesaggio marginale (OPEN ACCESS)

P. Diarte-Blasco, V. Beolchini, M. Zanfini, L. Peña-Chocarro, Costruire l’immagine di una città medievale: edilizia abitativa e spazi del potere a Tusculum (OPEN ACCESS)


J.D. Richards, J. Winters, Digging into data: open access and open data (OPEN ACCESS)

F. Anichini, G. Gattiglia, Verso la rivoluzione. Dall’Open Access all’Open Data: la pubblicazione aperta in archeologia (OPEN ACCESS)


M. Johnson, The first fact: discourses of ‘culture’ in anglophone archaeology (OPEN ACCESS)


J.M. Martín Civantos, M.T. Bonet García, MEMOLA project. Mediterranean Mountainous Landscapes: an historical approach to cultural heritage based on traditional agrosystems  (OPEN ACCESS)
Volume 1 (2011)
Volume 2 (2012)
Volume 3 (2013)
Volume 4 (2014)
Volume 5 (2015)
Volume 6 (2016)

Open Access Journal: THIASOS: Rivista di archeologia e architettura antica - Journal of archaeology and ancient architecture

 [First posted in AWOL 20 September 2013, updated 23 May 2017]

THIASOS: Rivista di archeologia e architettura antica - Journal of archaeology and ancient architecture
Thiasos è un’iniziativa editoriale on-line, collegata alla pubblicazione di volumi monografici, in formato digitale e cartaceo, per i tipi della Quasar Edizioni. Si tratta di un progetto volto a incrementare e migliorare il dialogo sui temi di ricerca delle culture antiche, nella consapevolezza della loro attualità.

La partecipazione si intende aperta a tutti coloro che intendono collaborare con contributi scientifici, proposte, informazioni, secondo gli schemi dell’implementazione libera e collettiva degli spazi della rete, da condividere non solo come fruitori. L’unico filtro ritenuto necessario è quello della qualità scientifica e dell’impegno, che vengono valutati dal comitato scientifico in prima istanza e poi da referee esterni, italiani e stranieri, sia per i testi a stampa che per quelli presentati on-line...

Thiasos is an on-line editorial initiative, connected to the publication of monographs, edited both in electronic and paper version, for Quasar Publisher. The project aims to increase and to improve the discussion concerning scientific research on ancient cultures, that are still nowadays a topical subject.

Participation is open to everyone wishing to contribute with scientific papers, proposals, information, in accordance with the free and collective implementation schemes of on-line spaces, to be used not only as beneficiaries. The sole participation criteria are scientific quality and commitment, that are evaluated firstly by the scientific committee and subsequently by external referees, Italian and foreign ones, with regard both to paper version and on-line version texts...
Biblioteca virtuale
è un repertorio di edizioni rare o di difficile reperimento, relativo alle tematiche della rivista.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Corpus of Akkadian Shuila Prayers Online

Corpus of Akkadian Shuila Prayers Online
Alan Lenzi, University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)

This catalog is based on the work of Werner Mayer (1976; →library) and more recently Christopher Frechette (2012; →library), who included in his catalog many of the pieces Mayer has identified and published in various publications since 1976.
As this project continues, it is hoped that many more witnesses will be added to what is cataloged below. (Please contact me with new information!)
The catalog information, especially references to secondary literature, is preliminary. It will be refined as work continues. The system for numbering the prayers follows Mayer 1976 (→library).
Not all tablets have transliterations and translations.
Those with an entry in the "Outline of Contents" column below also have transliterations and translations, which are accessible by clicking on the CDLI ID (P-number) in the column below. Clicking on the P-number of tablets without a transliteration and translation will return "Not Found."
Introduction to the Prayers | Catalog | Transliteration Rules | Fonts | Bibliography | About the Director | Partners | Contact Me | Image Terms of Use

Open Access Journal: Wissenschaftlicher Jahresbericht des Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts

Wissenschaftlicher Jahresbericht des Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts
ISSN: 2309-1207
Logo ÖAI
Das Österreichische Archäologische Institut (ÖAI) ist Österreichs führende Einrichtung für archäologische Grundlagenforschung.

Gesetzlicher Auftrag
Das Österreichische Archäologische Institut (ÖAI) ist ein Forschungsinstitut der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW).

Seine Aufgaben umfassen archäologische Forschungen im In- und Ausland sowie deren wissenschaftliche Publikation. Die Forschungsplätze des ÖAI konzentrieren sich auf Ägypten sowie den griechisch-römischen Kulturraum in Europa und den Mittelmeerländern mit Berücksichtigung sowohl der zeitlichen als auch der geographischen Peripherien. Die Weiterbildung von Nachwuchsforscherinnen und Nachwuchsforschern auf dem Gebiet der archäologischen Feldforschung ist ebenso gesetzlicher Auftrag an das ÖAI wie eine nachhaltige Umsetzung des archäologischen Denkmalschutzes. Die Aufgaben des ÖAI werden ausgehend von seinen Einrichtungen in Wien, Athen und Kairo im Rahmen nationaler und internationaler Kooperationen umgesetzt.

The Austrian Archeological Institute (OeAI) is Austria’s leading institution for fundamental archaeological research.
Legal Mandate
The Austrian Archeological Institute (OeAI) is a research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW).

Its assignments encompass archaeological research both at home and abroad as well as its scientific publication. The research sites of the OeAI are concentrated in Egypt and the Greco-Roman cultural regions in Europe and the Mediterranean lands, with consideration of the chronological and geographical peripheries. The advanced training of junior researchers in the area of archaeological fieldwork is equally a legally mandated task of the OeAI, as well as the ongoing implementation of the protection and preservation of archaeological sites and monuments. The assignments of the OeAI are implemented from its institutes in Vienna, Athens and Cairo, within the framework of national and international cooperation.


Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Der iDAI.gazetteer ist ein Werkzeug, um die Ortsdaten-Struktur innerhalb des DAI sukzessive zu optimieren, d. h. sowohl die Zahl der mit Ortsdaten versehenen Informationsobjekte zu erhöhen, diese dann in die weltweiten Ortsdatensysteme einzubinden, und auch die im DAI schon vorhandenen Informationsobjekte mit Ortsdaten zu vereinheitlichen. Der iDAI.gazetteer ist somit der Auftakt zu einem großen, neuen Querschnitts-Arbeitsfeld.

Geodaten sind ein hinreichend vereinbarungsfähiges, aber auch umfassend genug anwendbares Kontextualisierungskriterium. Ihre Bedeutung für die Kontextualisierung nimmt zu, wenn über die bidirektionale Verknüpfung hinaus eine Drei- oder Vielecksverknküpfung zustande kommt.

Daher ist der Gazetteer u. a. auch eine Kontextualisierungsmaschine, die ortsbasierte Suchen über mehrere Informationssysteme hinweg erlaubt, etwa über iDAI.objects und iDAI.bibliography.
The iDAI.gazetteer is a tool for optimizing the structure of the georelated data of the DAI; i.e. to increase the number of datasets, which are linked with the iDAI.gazetteer, as well as to connect these data with other worldwide gazetteer systems. Thus the iDAI.gazetteer is the opening to a huge new cross section field of work.

Geodata are context criterias on which can be sufficiently agreed and which are comprehensivly applicable. Their importance for contextualization increases if bidirectional connections are taken to the level of triangle or polygonal linkage.

Hence the iDAI.gazetteer is among other purposes a contextualization machine which allows geobased searching through different information systems like iDAI.objects and iDAI.bibliography.

Leuven Online Index of Ptolemaic and Roman Hieroglyphic Texts: Ptolemaic Temple Texts (PTT)

[First posted in AWOL 7 November 2014, updated 22 May 2017]

Leuven Online Index of Ptolemaic and Roman Hieroglyphic Texts: Ptolemaic Temple Texts (PTT)
Ce projet s’est donné comme but de produire durant les années à venir une traduction des textes hiéroglyphiques provenant des temples de l’époque ptolémaïque et romaine. Ces textes s’imposent comme source majeure pour l’étude non seulement de la religion, mais également de divers autres aspects de la civilisation égyptienne. Cependant, l’écriture hiéroglyphique de cette époque, appelée le ptolémaïque, n’en facilite pas l’accès, d’où le choix de mettre à disposition une transcription et une traduction continue des textes. 

Le site est conçu pour être un portal de discussion autour de la lecture de ces textes. L'interprétation, théologique ou autre, n'est actuellement pas envisagée. D'autre part, la base de données attachée à la transcription et la traduction des textes sera reprise dans le Berlin-Wörterbuch project. La lecture des textes ptolémaïques contient un grand nombre de problèmes et personne ne peut prétendre les solutionner tout seul. C'est pourquoi j'invite tous ceux qui travaillent sur les textes ptolémaïques à me renvoyer des solutions ou des améliorations, à me signaler des imperfections ou même des fautes. Toute information sera incluse dans les notes accompagnant la transcription avec indication de l'auteur. 

Le projet a débuté grâce à un crédit octroyé par le Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Vlaanderen et sera développé en étroite collaboration avec le Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae de la Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Le vocabulaire des textes sera ainsi intégré dans le dictionnaire qui peut être consulté en ligne (http://aaew2.bbaw.de/tla/). 

Les temples:

Marlies Elebaut, Le temple de Deir el-Medina, 2006
Aurélie Paulet, Le temple d'Opet, 2006
René Preys, Le temple d'Assouan, 2005
René Preys, Le temple de Bigge, 2005
René Preys, Le temple de Dakka, 2006
René Preys, Le temple de Dendour, 2006

Les rituels

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Index du bulletin épigraphique, 1987 - 2001

S. Aneziri, N. Giannakopoulos, and P. Paschidis, Index du bulletin épigraphique, 1987 - 2001: I. Les publications. Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2005.

S. Aneziri, N. Giannakopoulos, and P. Paschidis, Index du bulletin épigraphique, 1987 - 2001: II. Les mots grecs. Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2005.

S. Aneziri and N. Giannakopoulos, Index du bulletin épigraphique, 1987 - 2001: III. Les mots français. Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2005.