Sunday, December 27, 2009

British Internets to be archived

Good news reported in The Guardian:

New legal powers to allow the British Library to archive millions of websites are to be fast-tracked by ministers after the Guardian exposed long delays in introducing the measures.

The culture minister, Margaret Hodge, is pressing for the faster introduction of powers to allow six major libraries to copy every free website based in the UK as part of their efforts to record Britain's cultural, scientific and political history...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program

[First posted June 8, 2009; I slamic Heritage Project addedDecember 21, 2009]

Through its Open Collections Program, the Harvard University Library is presenting new, virtual collections of thematically linked material selected from numerous Harvard repositories. For the study of the ancient world, the Expeditions and Discoveries: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age provides access to field notes, letters, maps, photographs, and published materials relating to a range of worldwide expeditions from 1626 to 1953.

Archaeological projects in Expeditions and Discoveries are
  • Carnegie Institution/Peabody Museum Expeditions to Kaminaljuyú, Guatemala, 1935–1953
    Between 1935 and 1953, the Carnegie Institution of Washington excavated Kaminaljuyú and established it as one the most significant archaeological Pre-Columbian sites in Mesoamerica. Kaminaljuyú (meaning, in the Quiché language, "Hills of the Dead") grew from an agricultural community (ca. 2500 BCE) in the central highlands of Guatemala to become a large ceremonial site and political Maya capital that flourished until about 800 CE.

  • Harvard Expedition to Samaria, 1908–1910
    Harvard’s Committee on Exploration in the Orient designated the American archaeologist George A. Reisner to direct the University’s expedition to Samaria. With sponsorship from Jacob H. Schiff, the expedition was intended to excavate the site of Samaria (Sebaste), which was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Israel.

    Reisner located remains of the royal palace built by Omri and Ahab during the Israelite period, as well as remnants of buildings constructed during later periods of occupation by Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans. Noteworthy among the artifacts found were ostraca, or pottery fragments, depicting Hebrew-character inscriptions in carbon ink of Biblical names and memoranda of commercial shipments.
Islamic Heritage Project

Through the Islamic Heritage Project (IHP), Harvard University has cataloged, conserved, and digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from Harvard’s renowned library and museum collections. These rare—and frequently unique—materials are now freely available to Internet users worldwide. IHP is made possible with the generous support of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.

For the IHP, Harvard’s Open Collections Program (OCP) has produced digital copies of over 260 manuscripts, 270 printed texts, and 50 maps, totaling over 145,000 pages—with more items to be added in coming months. Users can search or browse online materials that date from the 13th to the 20th centuries CE and represent many

  • regions, including Saudi Arabia, North Africa, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and South, Southeast, and Central Asia;
  • languages, primarily Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish; also Urdu, Chagatai, Malay, Gujarati, Indic languages, and several Western languages; and
  • subjects, including religious texts and commentaries; Sufism; history, geography, law, and the sciences (astronomy, astrology, mathematics, medicine); poetry and literature; rhetoric, logic, and philosophy; calligraphy, dictionaries and grammar, as well as biographies and autobiographical works.

Other collections represent botanical and zoological collecting expeditions.

Open Access Journal: e-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies

e-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies
ISSN: 1540-4889

The Center for Celtic Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee publishes the electronic journal e-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies. The journal is an integral part of the Center's mission to promote and disseminate research and communication related to Celtic cultures, past and present, in the academic arena as well as for the general public. Web resources on Celtic Culture that are content-rich, reliable and current are rare, and are very much in demand. The journal provides free access to cutting-edge, peer-reviewed articles solicited to address specific themes from a range of cross-disciplinary and international perspectives. The goal is to make full use of the electronic medium in a way that cannot be equalled by print journals due to cost or formatting constraints: numerous full-color images per article; video and audio clips; links to other sites embedded in the text; etc. The Celtic world is an especially rich source of graphic images, material culture, and oral as well as performative traditions, all of which can be presented especially effectively in an electronic format.
Volume 1: Diaspora (most recent addition: July 9 2009)
Volume 2: Cultural Survival (most recent addition: June 12, 2009)
Volume 3: Gender (accepting submissions)
Volume 4: Nationalism (most recent addition: May 9, 2012)
Volume 5: Warfare (most recent addition: March 13, 2007)
Volume 6: The Celts in the Iberian Peninsula (most recent addition: January 6, 2008)
Volume 7: Cyber Celtic (most recent addition: June 15, 2008)
Volume 8: Religion and Ideology (most recent addition: October 24, 2012)
Book Reviews (most recent addition: November 13, 2012

CDLI Old Assyrian files

Inclusion in CDLI of Old Assyrian files

Members of the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, supported in part by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation (project: Creating a Sustainable Digital Cuneiform Library), have collaborated with leading experts in Old Assyrian studies to coordinate the digital capture and web dissemination of Old Assyrian documents held in numerous public and private collections worldwide. These clay tablets, excavated in modern Turkey, record the 20th century BC dealings, personal and professional, of a set of traders from the distant capital city Assur, and have for many decades been at the center of an extended discussion of long-distance trade in the ancient world. In total, more than 4650 transliterations of Old Assyrian records were made available to CDLI by specialists in Old Assyrian research. The conversion of these legacy files to CDLI's ASCII Transliteration Format (ATF) required a substantial effort by project collaborators Jacob Dahl (Oxford), Bob Englund, Marjan Yahyanejad (both UCLA), and Steve Tinney (UPenn). We are acutely aware of the fact that, despite our work, these transliterations still contain a substantial number of errors, both those remaining from original files and those introduced through our automatic and manual text conversion. In particular, irregularly coded text preservation markers resulted, in conversion, in the designation as broken (with brackets [...]) of transliteration that is in fact preserved on the text. Further, the important word separators (small vertical wedges, designated in our files with the forward slash "/") had to be reconstituted after a conversion error, and some number may have been missed in correction. These errors will in time be removed by further collation with the original files, or by exploiting the increased online access to hand copies and to images of original tablets (below). But the now fairly consistent transliterations represent a substantial new set of research tools for specialists as well as for web users with general linguistic interests, and it would make no sense to us to withhold them from general web access due to the caveats we feel we should make to users.

In conjunction with the conversion and processing of transliterations and catalogue entries, CDLI staff and collaborators in Los Angeles, Berlin and Oxford have begun with the processing and posting of image data documenting the corpus. The inclusion in CDLI pages of available published hand copies of texts, and of images of original tablets, facilitates the ongoing transliteration and collation work of collaborators in this project. Line art copies are being processed by UCLA staff, while Jacob Dahl (Oxford) and Mellon postdoctoral associate Christina Tsouparopoulou (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) have imaged some numbers of original tablets. The full Old Assyrian digital files of CDLI (currently ca. 5550 entries) are viewable at, and we have put up a complete text file of available and converted Old Assyrian transliterations, together with sign and word lists, at; we note that Steve Tinney is preparing an updated RTF convertor for ATF files that will produce nicely formatted text processor (RTF) facsimiles of transliterations for use in publications.

Any assistance that AWOL readers can give us in scanning, or merely in gaining access to further Old Assyrian exemplars so that CDLI can perform their digital capture, would be greatly appreciated.

Robert K. Englund, University of California, Los Angeles
Jacob L. Dahl, Oxford University

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Ancient World Content in JSTOR

Multidisciplinary and Discipline-Specific Collections at JSTOR
The following journals have been added to the JSTOR archive. More detailed information about JSTOR titles and collections, along with delimited lists, can be accessed from JSTOR's Available Collections page

Archaeology Ireland (Ireland)
Release Content: Vol. 1, No. 1 (September, 1987) – Vol. 19, No. 4 (Winter, 2005)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Wordwell Ltd.
ISSN: 0790-892X
Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society [1970- ] (Ireland)
Previous Title: Journal of the County Louth Archaeological Society [1904-1969] (1393-2195)
Release Content: Vol. 1, No. 1 (July, 1904) – Vol. 17, No. 1 (1969); Vol. 17, No. 2 (1970) – Vol. 26, No. 1 (2005)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: County Louth Archaeological and History Society
ISSN: 0070-1327
Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland [1890- ] (Ireland)
Previous Title: The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland
Previous Title: The Journal of the Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland
Previous Title: The Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society
Previous Title: Proceedings and Transactions of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society [1854-1855] (0790-6358)
Previous Title: Transactions of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society [1849-1853] (0790-634X)
Release Content: Vol. 1, No. 2 (1850) – Vol. 2, No. 2 (1853); Vol. 3, Nos. 1-2 (1854-1855); New Series, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1856) – New Series, Vol. 6, No. 1 (1867); Third Series, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2 (1868-1869); Forth Series, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1870) – Forth Series, Vol. 9, No. 81 (October, 1889 – January, 1890); Fifth Series, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1890) – Vol. 133 (2003)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
ISSN: 0035-9106
Note: The content for Vol. 1, No. 1 (1849) will be released as soon as the issue becomes available to JSTOR. [1870-1889/1890] (0790-6382) [1868-1869] (0790-6374) [1856-1867] (0790-6366)

Updates for Current Issues Links

The following Current Issues Links have been added to the JSTOR archive.

Transactions of the American Philological Association (1974) (Arts & Sciences II)
Release Content: Vol. 136, No. 1 (Spring, 2006) - Vol. 139, No. 1 (Spring, 2009)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
ISSN: 0360-5949

The Ancient World in JSTOR: AWOL's full list of journals in JSTOR with substantial representation of the Ancient World.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Open Access at the American Anthropological Association

AAA Provides Free Access to 85 Years of American Anthropologist and More
As part of our committment to broaden access to anthropological research, AAA is now providing free access to content from American Anthropologist, Anthropology News, Ethos,and PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review that published before 1974...
See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Ancient World Content in JSTOR

Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica
Release Content:
Vols. 1966-2003 (No. 1 - New Series Vol. 75)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Accademia Editorale
ISSN: 0033-4987

The Ancient World in JSTOR: AWOL's full list of journals in JSTOR with substantial representation of the Ancient World.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative

ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative
The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries. The creation of CDRI was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation; it is now an ongoing ATLA program. The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.
Among the collections are:

Ancient Near East:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Open Access Journal: Fornvännen

Fornvännen är Sveriges äldsta, största och ledande tidskrift då det gäller antikvarisk forskning och har Nordens största recensionsavdelning inom ämnet. Utgivningen startade 1906. I Fornvännen publicerar sig den skandinaviska arkeologins och medeltidsforskningens främsta experter. Fornvännens artiklar är skrivna på svenska, ibland också på danska eller norska, men från 1925 finns bildtexter och sammanfattningar på engelska eller tyska. I äldre årgångar förekommer det att artiklar på engelska eller tyska har en svensk sammanfattning. I senare årgångar får icke engelskspråkiga artiklar en summary på engelska. Läs mer om Fornvännens historia i artiklarna som vi länkat till nedan.

Fornvännen is the leading journal for antiquarian research in Sweden. It is also the oldest and most widely distributed journal, with the largest review section in the subject field in Scandinavia. Publication started in 1906. The leading Scandinavian experts in archaeology and Medieval research are published in Fornvännen.
The articles in Fornvännen are written mainly in Swedish, sometimes in Danish, Norwegian, English and German. From 1925 there are abstracts and picture headings in English or German. In later issues non-English articles are provided with a Summary in English.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Another Pair of Open Access Journals

Rebuilding of the Classics newsletter
[In Japanese but with some content in English]

...Classical studies assure the role of collecting, preserving and investigating the distinguished spiritual activities of human beings, as preserved by the various traditions. The project “Towards a Reconstitution of Classical Studies” proposes that the scholars of the various fields of Classical studies engaged in such important activities should cooperate for the first time in history in order to reconstitute the realm of Classical studies...

a. Head investigator:
H. Nakatani (Kobegakuin Univ.)
b. Consulting Committee:
S. Ueyama (Prof. emeritus of Kyoto Univ.),
C. Nakane (Member of the Academy),
N. Fujisawa (Prof. emeritus of Kyoto Univ.),
J. Takasaki (President of Tsurumi Univ.)
c. Executing committee:
H. Nakatani (chairman; Indian Buddhism),
T. Ikeda (Chinese philosophy),
S. Sekine (Biblical Studies),
M. Tokunaga (Indian philosophy),
K. Uchiyama (Greek philosophy),
Y. Ejima (Indian Buddhism),
A. Kida (Japanese literature),
H. Nakagawa (French literature),
H. Marui (Indian philosophy),
M. Saito (Chinese literature).
d. Research groups:
About ninety scholars from Japanese, Chinese,
Tibetan, Korean, Biblical, Islamic, Indian, Iranian,
Greek and Latin studies.

Long Ranger. The Newsletter of the Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory. Formerly: Mother Tongue. The Newsletter of the Association for the Study of Language In Prehistory
ISSN 1087-0326
ASLIP was founded in 1986 to encourage international, interdisciplinary information sharing, discussion, and debate among biogeneticists, paleoanthropologists, archaeologists, and historical linguists on questions relating to the emerging synthesis on language origins and ancestral human spoken languages. According to the founder of ASLIP, Harold C. Fleming, "All known human spoken languages [probably] are genetically related to each other as descendants of the first invention[s]--Ur-Human or Proto-Language. One test of that is to show a taxonomy of human languages --convincing to linguists-- which makes possible a universal family tree and ultimately the reconstructions of major cultural events associated with the evolution of modern people. Another corollary is that the complex evolution of physical humans --population movements and shared mutations-- can be figured out and related to a universal family tree which can be dated and located to its roots. Finally, tests of these theories can be made through archaeological discoveries...

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Friday, December 4, 2009

3 More Open Access Journals

Before Farming, the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers
ISSN 1476-4261 online

Welcome to Before Farming, the journal designed for archaeologists and anthropologists researching hunter-gatherers past and present.

The online journal is quarterly, published by the Western Academic & Specialist Press.

Each year a paperback volume is published. This is a compilation of the previous year's online issues. Because it is not always possible to transfer all elements of the online version directly to print this volume is not an exact reproduction of the online version of the journal.

The first two online issues of Before Farming are free to view and download. Please note that although the format of these two issues is similar to later issues of the journal the title and scope of Before Farming has since changed. Formerly concerned with "the archaeology of Old World hunter-gatherers" the journal is now expanded to encompass "the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers" with no geographical or temporal restrictions. Please bear this in mind when perusing these issues.
Saudi Aramco World

Saudi Aramco, the oil company born as an international enterprise 75 years ago, distributes Saudi Aramco World to increase cross-cultural understanding. The bimonthly magazine's goal is to broaden knowledge of the cultures, history and geography of the Arab and Muslim worlds and their connections with the West. Saudi Aramco World is distributed without charge, upon request, to interested readers worldwide.
In print, Saudi Aramco World is published six times a year: January/February (JF); March/April (MA); May/June (MJ); July/August (JA); September/October (SO) and November/December (ND). From its launch in 1949 until the May/June 2000 issue, the magazine's name was Aramco World. The July/August 2000 issue was the first to carry the name Saudi Aramco World .

Studia Judaica

In 1995 a suggestion was made to establish the Polish Association for Jewish Studies, which would have as its main goal the consolidation and integration of scholars and institutions involved in Jewish Studies. In February 1996 the Polish Association for Jewish Studies (PAJS) was registered in Cracow. Statutory aims of PAJS are the promotion and popularization of scholarly research on Jewish history and culture, with particular attention to the history of the Jews in Poland, and the development of cooperation with Polish and foreign institutions and associations.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Newly scanned at the Oriental Institute: Medinet Habu IV

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative and with the generous support of Misty and Lewis Gruber, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of:

Earlier OI publications on Medinet Habu include:

Open Access Journal: Spuren der Jahrtausende

Spuren der Jahrtausende

Das Internet-Magazin Spuren der Jahrtausende ( der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission informiert über aktuelle Forschungen aus dem Bereich der vor- und frühgeschichtlichen sowie provinzialrömischen Archäologie.

Content of latest Volume

7- 2009: Der Kaiser in der Provinz Gamzigrad- Romuliana
Von Gerda von Bülow

Further Volumes

6-2008: Steinzeit in der Wismarbucht.
Von Stafanie Klooß und Harald Lübke

5-2007: Häuser der Lebenden, Gräben der Toten: Der steinzeitliche Hügel von Okolište
Von Nils Müller-Scheeßel und Knut Rassmann

4-2006: Die Trabantenstadt". Ausgrabungen in Lahnau-Waldgirmes
Von Gabriele Rasbach

3-2005: 50 Jahre Ausgrabungen im Oppidum von Manching 1955-2005
Von Susanne Sievers

2-2004: Denkmäler für die Ewigkeit - Megalithforschungen in Vale de Rodrigo, Portugal
Von Philine Kalb

1-2003: Iatrus - ein spätantikes Kastell an der Unteren Donau
Von Gerda v. Bülow

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two Open Access Journals from University of Coimbra · Portugal

[Some open access content]
HVMANITAS 1 (1947)
HVMANITAS 2 (1948-1949)
HVMANITAS 3 (1950-1951)
HVMANITAS 4 (1952)
HVMANITAS 5-6 (1953-1954)
HVMANITAS 7-8 (1955-1956)
HVMANITAS 9-10 (1957-1958)
HVMANITAS 11-12 (1959-1960)
HVMANITAS 13-14 (1961-1962)
HVMANITAS 15-16 (1963-1964)
HVMANITAS 17-18 (1965-1966)
HVMANITAS 19-20 (1967-1968)
HVMANITAS 21-22 (1969-1970)
HVMANITAS 23-24 (1971-1972)
HVMANITAS 25-26 (1973-1974)
HVMANITAS 27-28 (1975-1976)
HVMANITAS 29-30 (1977-1978)
HVMANITAS 31-32 (1979-1980)
HVMANITAS 33-34 (1981-1982)
HVMANITAS 35-36 (1983-1984)
HVMANITAS 37-38 (1985-1986)
HVMANITAS 39-40 (1987-1988)
HVMANITAS 41-42 (1989-1990)
HVMANITAS 43-44 (1991-1992)
HVMANITAS 45 (1993)
HVMANITAS 46 (1994)
HVMANITAS 47 (1995)
HVMANITAS 48 (1996)
HVMANITAS 49 (1997)
HVMANITAS 50 (1998)
HVMANITAS 51 (1999)
HVMANITAS 52 (2000)
HVMANITAS 53 (2001)
HVMANITAS 54 (2002)
HVMANITAS 55 (2003)
HVMANITAS 56 (2004)
HVMANITAS 57 (2005)
HVMANITAS 58 (2006)
HVMANITAS 59 (2007)
HVMANITAS 60 (2008)

Boletim de Estudos Clássicos
[Some open access content]
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 1
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 2
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 3
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 4
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 5
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 6
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 7
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 8
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 9
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 10
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 11
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 12
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 13
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 14
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 15
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 16
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 17
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 18
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 19
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 20
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 21
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 22
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 23
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 24
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 25
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 26
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 27
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 28
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 29
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 30
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 31
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 32
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 33
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 34
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 35
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 36
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 37
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 38
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 39
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 40
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 41
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 42
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 43
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 44
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 45
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 46
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 47
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 48
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 49
Boletim de Estudos Clássicos n.º 50
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AWOL and ISAW News

As of this morning the number of email addresses subscribed to The Ancient World Online by way of the FeedBurner utility has passed six hundred. I'm pleased that so many of you find it useful enough to subscribe. I welcome your feedback in the form of comments on in individual posts, or directly.

I am considering ways to make the data presented here more bibliographically accessible. Here at the ISAW Library we are developing schemes to create MARC records for the open access resources for which such records are appropriate. I am also considering developing a publicly accessible Zotero bibliography parallel to AWOL.

For those of you who have not already seen it, I would like to draw your attention to the exhibition at ISAW which opened earlier this month.

The Lost World of Old Europe: The Danube Valley, 5000 – 3500 BC

November 11, 2009 – April 25, 2010

Open: Tues – Sun 11-6, Fri 11-8, Closed Monday
Free admission

See ISAW's own
Lost World of Old Europe Exhibition Website.

See also John Nobel Wilford's article in today's New York Times
A Lost European Culture, Pulled From Obscurity

and Michael Balter's November 24th article in Science: Origins
The Lost World of Old Europe: See It in New York

Monday, November 30, 2009

Eleven More Open Access Journals

Cave Archaeology And Palaeontology Research Archive
ISSN 1467-8837

Published is the journal "Georgian Antiquities", in collaboration with G. Chubinashvili Institute of History of Georgian Art of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia. Its editorial board comprises Western and Georgian specialists. The journal presents: new publications, documentation and photographs, schemes, etc. on unknown or forgotten monuments; new interpretation of the known monuments or phenomena; significant unpublished archival material, etc. The journal is issued quarterly in Georgia, once a year the whole material is published in English. Editors of the journal will be pleased to receive articles from the Western scholars on diverse aspects of the Near Eastern, Western European and Georgian art.

CIRCAEA The journal/Bulletin of the Association for Environmental Archaeology (1983-1996). It was superceded in 1997 by the journal, Environmental Archaeology: The journal of human palaeoecology.
The AEA promotes the advancement of the study of human interaction with the environment in the past through archaeology and related disciplines. We hold annual conferences and other meetings, produce a quarterly newsletter for members, and publish our conference monographs, as well as our journal - Environmental Archaeology: The journal of human palaeoecology. AEA membership is open to all those actively involved or interested in any aspect of environmental archaeology.
Georgian Antiquities - Sakʻartʻvelos siżveleni

Georgian Cultural Heritage Information Centre (GCHIC) is a Non-Governmental Organisation aimed at obtaining and keeping archive of the qualified information on diverse branches of the Georgian cultural heritage, as well as ensuring accessibility and availability of this information through scholarly and popular publications, exhibitions, electronic network, etc. GCHIC organises research-recording expeditions throughout Georgia and to the Georgian cultural heritage sites abroad; processes information based on typology, chronology, geography - in the form of ID cards, lists, annotations, etc.; disseminates information on the site facing the danger of vanish or damage; ensures protective measures on the unique and endangered heritage sites; supports interested individuals (teams) and professionals in obtaining better knowledge on significant well-known as well as less-known Georgian cultural heritage sites

The Heroic Age. A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe
ISSN 1526-1867

The Heroic Age is dedicated to the exploration all aspects of early medieval Northwestern Europe, from a variety of vantage points and disciplines from the beginning of the fourth century through the beginning of the thirteenth. By bringing various points of view to the table, we hope to open new vistas of investigation and strengthen ties among early medieval studies and its popular bases. The title "Heroic Age" is applicable to literary, historical, folkloric studies and the material culture that lies behind the people who lived, wrote, and championed their beliefs and created cultures in the period. We will strive to understand and promote understanding of this dynamic early medieval period.

Herculaneum Archaeology. (The Friends of Herculaneum Society)

HEPHAISTOS: New Approaches in Classical Archaeology and related Fields / Kritische Zeitschrift zu Theorie und Praxis der Archäologie und angrenzender Gebiet
ISSN 0174-2086

GLYPHS: The Monthly Newsletter of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, An Affiliate of the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

The Orissa Historical Research Journal

Past: The Newsletter of The Prehistoric Society

The Prehistoric Society: Book Reviews

Vestiges. The monthly Newsletter of URARA, the Utah Rock Art Research Association

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Five More Open Access Journals

Roman Legal Tradition: A Journal of Ancient Medieval and Modern Civil Law
ISSN 1943-6483
Roman Legal Tradition is a peer-reviewed journal published online by the Ames Foundation and the University of Glasgow School of Law. ISSN 1943-6483.
The journal aims to promote the study of the civilian tradition in English. The editors welcome contributions on any aspect of the civilian tradition in ancient, medieval, and modern law.
All articles and reviews published in Roman Legal Tradition are available from this site free of charge. In addition, all articles and reviews are also available to subscribers of HeinOnline. We encourage readers to use and distribute these materials as they see fit, but ask readers not to make any commercial use of these materials without seeking the consent of the editors and relevant authors.
The first three volumes were published by the Roman Law Society of America, with the support of the University of Kansas Law School, and appeared both online and in print under ISSN 1551-1375. Back issues of Volumes Two and Three are available from from the link to the left.
The journal is edited by Charles Donahue, Jr. (Harvard Law School), M.H. Hoeflich (University of Kansas School of Law) and Ernest Metzger (University of Glasgow School of Law). General enquiries to: Prof Ernest Metzger, University of Glasgow School of Law, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom.

Hey!Zeus! The Yale Undergraduate Journal of Classics

Founded in 2000 by two classical civilization majors, Charlie Edel and Samuel Butt, Hey! Zeus! is the Yale Undergraduate Journal of the Classics. Twice every academic year we publish undergraduate writings on all areas of western antiquity, from history and archaeology to literature and philosophy.
Brown Classical Journal

The Brown Classical Journal was founded in 1984 by Professor Alison Goddard Elliott, who nurtured the editors and contributors of that first volume as Faculty Editor. Sadly, the volume was dedicated to her memory. Susan Hueck Allen, then a graduate student, designed the logo for the journal, which was used for the first eleven volumes. The BCJ is published annually and typically is printed in the spring.
The purpose of the BCJ, as explained in the editorial statement of Volume 1, is "to encourage and to reward well written essays by students of the Classics at Brown University."

Asia Major

Asia Major, Third Series (issued semi-annually), is published by the Institute of History and Philology of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan. It is a continuation of Asia Major, New Series, published in England from 1949 to 1975. It covers all periods of Chinese history, literature, ideas, and culture in general. Included are the histories and cultures of other East and Central Asian peoples in their relations with China.

The PARI Journal (Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute)

The primary purpose of the Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute is to support and carry on research and exploration of Mesoamerican civilizations, their art, archaeology and glyphic texts, as well as research concerning the tropical environment and its ancient monuments.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Open Access Romanian Archaeology

Bibliotheca Septemcastrensis

editor: prof.univ.dr. Sabin Adrian LUCA / Cosmin SUCIU

Sabin Adrian Luca

BS XVIII - Descoperiri arheologice din Banatul Românesc - Repertoriu- ISBN (10)973-7724-84-4.

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Valeriu Sîrbu, Nicolae Cerişer şi Vasile Romulus Ioan
Aurel Dragotă

BS XXIII - Aspecte de multiculturalitate spirituală *. Rit şi ritual funerar în Transilvania şi în Europa Centrală şi de Sud-Est (Sec. 9-11 P. Ch). ISBN (10)973-7724-98-4 , ISBN (13) 978-973-7724-98-4

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Zeno Karl Pinter, Aurel Dragotă, Ioan Marian Ţiplic

BS XXII - Piese de podoabă şi vestimentaţie la grupurile etnice din Transilvania (sec. 7-12). ISBN (10)973-7724-98-4 , ISBN (13) 978-973-7724-98-4

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BS XXI - Relaţii interetnice în spaţiul românesc **. Populaţii şi grupuri etnice (sec II î. Hr. - V d. Hr.) ISBN (10)973-7724-96-8 , ISBN (13) 978-973-7724-96-0

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BS XVII - The society of the living – the community of the dead (from Neolithic to the Christian era), Proceedings of the 7th International Colloquium of Funerary Archaeology. ISBN 973-7724-83-6

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Sabin Adrian Luca.

BS XIV - Repertoriul Arheologic al judeţului Hunedoara.

(Cu contribuţii: Cristian Roman, Dragos Diaconescu şi Cosmin Suciu)

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BS XII - Relaţii interetnice în Transilvania (sec. VI-XIII) ISBN 973-709-158-2

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BS X -
(ISBN 973-709-121-3)

Arheologie si istorie (III) Descoperiri din judeţul Hunedoara"

(Cu contribuţii: Cristian Roman, Dragos Diaconescu)

D. Protase

Cimitirul slav de la Ocna Sibiului (sec. VII-IX), ISBN 973-709-103-5

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BS V - „Cercetări arheologice în Peştera Cauce (II)" ISBN 973-590-995-2. (Cu contribuţii: Diana STANCZ)

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Sabin Adrian Luca, Cristian Roman, Dragos Diaconescu

Cercetări Arheologice în Peştera Cauce, vol I ISBN 973-590-995-2

(Cu contribuţii: Eugen Orlandea, Cosmin Suciu, Corneliu Beldiman)

Dumitru Popa

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Horia Ciugudean, Sabin Adrian LUCA, Adrian GEORGESCU

Depozite de bronzuri preistorice (din colecţia Brukenthal) I

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Silviu OŢA

Orizonturi funerare din Banatul Istoric (secolele X-XIV)

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Tabele şi grafice

hunedoara repertoriu Coordonator Sabin Adrian LUCA

Repertoriul arheologic al judeţului Hunedoara

(ediţia a II-a)

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roman cate pesteri
Cristian - Constantin ROMAN

Habitatul uman în peşterile din sud-vestul Transilvaniei

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bacuet doctorat

Neoliticul şi Eneoliticul timpuriu în Depresiunea Şimleului

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moneda si comert
Redactor coordonator: Claudiu Munteanu

Monedă şi Comerţ în Sud-Vestul Europei

Volumul II

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celti arheologie transilvania la tene ceramica arme tipologie
Iosif Vasile FERENCZ

Celţii pe Mureşul Mijlociu

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daci hunedoara celti la tene sica arme unelte copii mormant

Valeriu SÎRBU, Sabin Adrian LUCA, Cristian ROMAN, Silviu PURECE, Dragoş DIACONESCU, Nicolae CERIŞOR

Vestigiile dacice de la Hunedoara / The Dacian Vestiges in Hunedoara

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numismatica congres transilvania istorie sibiu

Redactor coordonator: Claudiu Munteanu

Colectiv de redacţie: dr. Oltea Dudău, Olga Beşliu, Silviu I. Purece, Artur Grila, Anca Niţoi, Marcela Vonica

Monedă şi Comerţ în Sud-Vestul Europei

Volumul I

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sabie, spada transilvania tipologie evolutie
Zeno Karl Pinter

Spada şi sabia medievalã în Transilvania şi Banat, (sec. IX-XIV) (ediţia a II-a, revizuită şi adăugită)

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neolitic arhitectura starcevo vinca piscolts banatului arheologie tpologie
Cornelia Magda Lazarovici, Gheorghe Lazarovici


bronz depozit epoca bronzului dipsa radiocarbon cronologie
de Horia CIUGUDEAN, Sabin Adrian LUCA, Adrian GEORGESCU


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Planşele I-XXII [6 MB]

Planşele XXIII-XLII [4 MB]

Planşele XLIII-LXIII [1.9 MB]

Planşele LXIV-LXXX [1.8 MB]

Una delle capitali culturali europee del 2007 - Sibiu, ISBN(10) 973-117-016-2; ISBN(13) 978-973-117-016-9

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Volum ingrijit de D. Diaconescu, C. Roman si N. Ceriser

Spada şi sabia medievalã în Transilvania şi Banat, (sec. IX-XIV), (Mittelalterliche Schweter und Säbel in Siebenbürgen und im Banat (9. bis 14. Jahrhunderts), ISBN 973-98446-2-6.

Der Böhmerberg. Eine archäologische Monographie. ISBN 973-651-369-6.

Roşcani– cercetări arheologice. ISBN 973-8163-82-X.

Roşcani – biserica monument istoric. ISBN 973-9425-88-7.

Aşezãri neolitice pe valea Muresului (II). Noi cercetări arheologice la Turdaş-Luncã. I. Campaniile anilor 1992-1995.ISBN 973-590-514-0.

Contribuţii la istoria veche a Hunedoarei. Săpăturile sistematice din Gradina Castelului - campaniile anilor 1996-1998. ISBN 973-0-00942-2

Sabin Adrian Luca

Aşezări neolitice pe Valea Mureşului (I). Habitatul turdăşean de la Orăştie - Dealul Pemilor (punct X2). ISBN 973-0-00546-X

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