Monday, April 30, 2012

Open Access Journal: FASTI

FASTI: A database of archaeological excavations since the year 2000
Between 1946 and 1987 the International Association for Classical Archaeology (AIAC) published the Fasti Archaeologici. It contained very useful summary notices of excavations throughout the area of the Roman Empire. However, spiraling costs and publication delays combined to render it less and less useful. AIACs board of directors thus decided in 1998 to discontinue the publication and to seek a new way of recording and diffusing new results. The Fasti Online is the result of this effort. The site aims to provide a comprehensive record of archaeological and conservation intitiatives in the participating countries, searchable both in English and in the language of the country. As of 2012, each record may also be illustrated with plans a photographs.

FASTI is eager to welcome and support the entry of new countries into the project. For information on how to join FASTI contact Elizabeth Fentress,

The project is generously supported by the Packard Humanities Institute, and the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. while the Italian and Ukrainian sites receive additional support from the Ministero dei Beni e le Attivita' Culturali and the Ukrainian Studies Fund, respectively.

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The Osirisnet Project

Anyone who is seriously interested in the tombs of Ancient Egypt know the volumes of Bertha Porter and Rosalind Moss (Porter & Moss "). This remarkable work is not however illustrated, and can't be easily updated. Compared to their number, few tombs have been published with good iconography in colour, which is, in addition, necessarily limited in a paper edition. These rare publications are also often difficult to obtain, and expensive. To add, and it is an important element for reflection, that a good number of tombs haven't had the good fortune to be published in book-form, because they are too damaged, or don't include any spectacular scenes.

The aim of our project is to photograph or to gather photographs from the greatest possible number of tombs and mastabas, so as to cover them as completely as possible, the tombs and mastabas, known and less known, and to put them freely at the disposal of all on our site.

Thus the above quoted problems would be circumvented, and of the sometimes splendid but ignored monuments could, in full safety for them, being revealed to the world. We also try to achieve virtual restorations of damaged walls when the circumstances lend themselves of it. 

Tombs of the Pharaohs, Queens and Princes
Tombs of the Noblemen (Luxor)
Tombs of the Craftsmen at Deir el Medineh
Tombs of the Amarnian Period
Tombs of the Middle Kingdom in Asswan
Tombs of el-Kab
Tombs of el-Bersheh
Tombs of the Oases
Tombs of el-Kurru, Sudan
Mastabas : the tombs of the Old Kingdom (mainly Saqqara, but also Giza)
Monuments : various temples and monuments
Assorted documentation
Virtual Reality 3D Tomb Tours
See a full list of the published tombs, monuments, etc.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Web Conference: Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation

Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation
Dear Colleagues!

The Scientific & Educational Centre for Classical Studies at Yaroslavl State University (Russia) resumes acceptance of papers for the web-conference «Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation» which is currently conducted on the Centre’s website. The format of the event is a forum-like discussion of presented papers. All professors, PhD students and qualified scholars in Classical Studies are invited to participate.

  1. Giarelli L.Res publica Camunnorum”: a small Roman Republic in the Alps.
  2. Varga R.Constitutio Antoniniana. Law and Individual in a Time of Change.
  3. Filonik J. “Athenian Laws on Impiety – Some Notes on the Procedures.
  4. Zacharski M. “The Normative Aspect of the Concept of φύσις and the Origin of the Naturalistic Fallacy.


  1. Voloshin D. Gladiatorial Combats as Political Mass Spectacle and Instrument of “Social Training”.
  2. Gouschin V. Ephialtes versus Areopagus.
  3. Danilov E. Tranquility of the Soul in Interpretation of the Roman Citizens.
  4. Dementyeva V. Die Legaten-Proquästoren in der Römischen Republik am Ende 3. Jh. -1 Jh. V. Chr.
  5. Malyugin O. Administrative Division of Late Roman Britain and the Problem of the Province of Valentia in Anglo-American Historiography.
  6. Nefedkin A. Recruitment and Organization of Cavalry in Aetolian League.
  7. Nikolayev N. On Reconstruction of the Dedication Formula of the Olbian Molpoi
  8. Surikov I. What was the Name of the Supreme Government Body in the Democratic Athenian Polis?
  9. Frolov R. The Designations of the Roman Non-Voting Public Meetings in Livy’s Work: the contio and Its Derivatives
  10. Tsimbal O. The Theoric Board in the System of Athenian Financial Offices in the 4th Century B.C.
  11. Shmeleva L. The Formation of the ius fetiale in the Ancient Rome (8th-6th Centuries B.C.).

*While reading a summary, select «РУССКИЙ» in the top right corner of the page to see the full version of the paper in Russian

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Open Access Journal: Paléo - Revue d'archéologie préhistorique

[First posted in AWOL 2 June 2009. Updated 28 April 2012]

Paléo - Revue d'archéologie préhistorique
Paléo accueille, sans limitation de champ géographique, toute contribution traitant des paléopopulations, activités humaines et comportements, paléoenvironnements physique et biologique, chronologie et datation numérique, stratigraphie (lithostratigraphie et biostratigraphie), géoarchéologie, art paléolithique, paléoanthropologie, étude des industries, archéologie expérimentale, ethnoarchéologie, processus de formation des sites, méthodologie, conservation et préservation des vestiges de tout type. 
Paléo se compose de divers supports : un bulletin périodique annuel comportant des articles originaux d’intérêt national et international et des suppléments non soumis à périodicité (actes de colloque, thèses, monographies, etc.).

Numéros en texte intégral

Open Access Journal: Ancient World Magazine

Ancient World Magazine

Thursday, April 26, 2012

W.D.E. Coulson Archives

W. D. E. Coulson Archives

Welcome to the website of the W.D.E. Coulson Archives and Library.

All of the material from the
Archives and the Library (Books and Off-prints) have been recorded in a database, which you can browse or search via the menu to the right.

This website also features pages with more detailed information about W.D.E. Coulson, the history of the archives donation, the project's sponsors and the contributors.

For more information on the international conference in memory of W.D.E. Coulson, please click here.

New from the Griffith Institute: watercolours and drawings by George Alexander Hoskins

The watercolours and drawings by George Alexander Hoskins in the Archive of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford
Concept and direction: Jaromir Malek
Cataloguing and HTML editing: Ana I. Navajas, Tracy Walker, Nicola Harrington and Jaromir Malek
Initial cataloguing: Rosalind Moss
Proofreading: Alison Hobby and Elizabeth Fleming
Scanning: Jenni Navratil, assisted by H. Navrátilová
Coordination: Alison Hobby
This project has been sponsored by ASTENE (Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East) 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Open Access at the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)

The appearance in the current issue (Volume 65 Number 3, May/June 2012) of Archaeology of AIA President Elizabeth Bartman's column From the President: Open Access, prompted me to go in search of what sorts of open access content the AIA is in fact providing to readers around the world.  The list which follows below -- and which is by no means complete -- does not seem to support President Bartman's statement that the AIA has "taken a stand against open access".  There have been some strongly worded public reactions to the statement in Archaeology.  Others, including one co-written by me, have been sent to the AIA with the explicit intent of encouraging dialog among members of the AIA, its governance, and the archaeological community at large.

Update:  On 30 September 2012 AIA President Elizabeth Bartman published a Letter from AIA President Elizabeth Bartman on Open Access clarifying her position "In an editorial in Archaeology magazine (May/June 2012), I made a statement that I want to clarify, about the AIA's position toward open access..."  I urge you to read it.

American Journal of Archaeology Open Access
The AJA regularly publishes free content that has been vetted and edited. Please follow the links below to download book and museum exhibition reviews, as well as supplementary content and images provided by our print-publication authors. Additional content published in the print journal is also available here for free download. Please enjoy.
 Book Reviews
 Museum Reviews
 Supplementary Content
 Image Galleries
 Print-Published Content

American Journal of Archaeology Resources for Student
Welcome to the AJA's section for students. It is meant to be an accessible starting point for research, a place to learn about a career in archaeology or about submitting your first academic article, or you can just browse our helpful, trusted links. If you would like to contribute to this section, please contact the AJA Director of Publishing.

General Archaeological Resources
 Academic Resources
 Careers in Archaeology
 Project Websites
 Archaeological Blogs
 Multimedia and Interactive

Archaeology's Interactive Digs
Follow online as ancient civilizations are unearthed. Get full access to frequently updated field notes, Q&A with archaeologists, personal journals, and more!
Crete: Zominthos Project
Explore the serenity of the highlanders on Minoan Crete
Johnson's Island: Unlocking a Civil War Prison
Join archaeologist David Bush beyond the "dead line" at Johnson's Island, Ohio. This year, our investigations are centered on Block 8 within the Prison Compound.
El Carrizal: Rescuing a Mesoamerican Site
Get in on the survey and excavation of El Carrizal, a Formative Period site in Veracruz, Mexico.
Past digs:
Sagalassos: City in the Clouds
We take you back to Sagalassos, a classical city perched high in the mountains of southwestern Turkey.
Hierakonpolis: City of the Hawk
Join us as we reveal more about the very dawn of Egyptian civilization and investigate early beer making!
Black Sea Shipwreck Research Project
Join Benjamin Goetsch and his team and their international colleagues as they finish excavation of the Pisa Wreck and begin a survey off the coast of Crimea.
Distilling the Past
Explore George Washington's post-presidential career as a whiskey distiller at Mount Vernon.
Revealing Ancient Bolivia
Return with archaeologists to Tiwanaku, the mysterious site high in the Andes.
Letters from Arizona
Join Forest Archaeologist Peter Pilles as he excavates Elden Pueblo.
Diving with the Dead
Editor Kristin Romey explores sacred Maya cenotes in the Yucatán.
In Vesuvius' Shadow
Join our search for the patricians and slaves who lived in Pompeii.
A Puzzle in the Petén
How did the Maya site of Waka' fit into the struggle between two superpowers?
Search for the Maya Underworld
Follow a special expedition to find untouched caves in the jungle of Belize.
Petra's Great Temple
Visit the ancient Nabataean city of Petra and watch as a Great Temple is rediscovered.
Beneath the Black Sea
Searching for shipwrecks off Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula
Brooklyn's Eighteenth-century Lott House
Uncover the buried past of a Dutch family living on the fringes of a burgeoning city.
Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin

Preparing for a Dig
Archaeological fieldwork is not the romantic treasure hunt sometimes seen in the movies. On the contrary, archaeology is a blend of scientific disciplines requiring methodological attention to procedure and detail.

Archaeological Tourism Guidelines
The AIA-ATTA Guide to Best Practices for Archaeological Tourism is now available.

Useful Websites
An Interactive Online Resource for Mediterranean, Classical, and Near Eastern Archaeologists
Fieldnotes is an interactive on-line newsletter of the Archaeological Institute of America, encouraging individuals and institutions to submit short articles, field reports, announcements, news items, and links to digital resources, which are relevant to the professional and academic membership of the AIA. Fieldnotes compiles current information on professional activities, academic and research institutions, and publications, while encouraging an on-line dialogue on research, fieldwork, teaching, and other issues in Mediterranean archaeology and related fields. Fieldnotes is a user-driven source of information about current trends in the discipline, as well as a venue for presentation and discussion of new directions in the field; methods and methodologies; and institutional funding, research programs, and teaching resources. Pages are additive and postings are updated weekly and permanently archived.
Placement Service
In addition to the AIA/APA Placement Service's Positions for Classicists and Archaeologists (see below), job listings are also posted on the AIA website by various institutions, projects, and CRM firms. In some cases jobs may be listed in both locations. You may post a job opportunty in archaeology or an allied field by clicking here.
AIA/APA Placement Service
The AIA/APA Placement Service assists members looking for positions and academic institutions with positions to fill through:

Positions for Classicists and Archaeologists is published in its entirety to all subscribers, and posted to the APA website, on or about the 15th of each month. (On or about the 1st of every month, email subscribers only are notified, in advance, of any position listings received at the APA Office during the last two weeks of the previous month.) The copy deadline is noon (Eastern Time) on the 13th of the month from January through August and noon (Eastern Time) on the 10th of the month from September through December. Listings may be emailed or faxed to: Placement Director, / 215-573-7874.

Live Stream Conference: Multiple Mediterranean Realities. Spaces, Resources, Connectivity

Adapted from a posting on Aegeanet
The conference "Multiple Mediterranean Realities. Spaces, Resources, Connectivity“ from 27th to 28th of April 2012 in Bochum, will be broadcasted via live stream.

For the live stream the Adobe Flashplayer is needed. It does not require further programs/applications.
After you followed the link you will be asked to register. Select the field “Als Gast eintreten” (enter as guest). Afterwards please enter your full name (fore- and surname), so that you can be integrated into the chat.

The live stream contents the current presentation (audio and video) and an additional window for the chat. Through this chat you can post questions after each presentation which can be addressed to the speaker through the host.

During the lunch breaks and after a day’s presentations the live stream will be interrupted. Therefore, you have to register again for the next section.

With very best wishes, 
Constance von Rüden
Zentrum für Mittelmeerstudien - Centre of Mediterranean Studies
Ruhr-Universität Bochum - University of Bochum
Konrad-Zuse-Str. 16
44801 Bochum

A new AJA search tool

The AJA has launched a new search tool for its published content. You can now find articles by geographic region, subject area, or keyword.

To find articles, field reports, newsletters, state of the discipline essays, notes, and forums published in the AJA from 2005 to the present, select a region on the map below or use the dropdown menus in the sidebar.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Gnomon is now available in English as well as German

Gnomon Bibliographische Datenbank

The Gnomon Online database provides access to the complete journal "Gnomon" (since 1928) and the quarterly bibliographic appendix to "Gnomon" from 1990 onwards. The collection is augmented by the inclusion of the holdings of the Library of Eichstätt University in Classics, and, in addition, holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich with its unique collection of books published in Classical Studies ("Sondersammelgebiet 6, 12"). Further, the inclusion of some works of reference may be mentioned. 

From now on, the Gnomon Bibliographic Database is also available in an
English version (, including a
comprehensive English thesaurus. The database contains around 500000
entries with monthly updates comprising the latest reviews, monograph
studies, anthologies, and articles in periodicals.

The University of Chicago Library EOS (Electronic Open Stacks)

Electronic Open Stacks is a small but stable collection of scanned books made available before the existence of such projects as the Internet Archive and Google Books.

To go to the digital table of contents of any given volume click on its call number.
Alexander, Christine. Greek Athletics. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925.
Allen, Thomas George. Egyptian Stelae in Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1936.
Aryeh Leib ben Samuel, Zevi Hirsch, 1651-1731. Sefer She'elot u-teshuvot Sha'agat Aryeh ... Nai'i Vit: Yisra'el b. Moses, 496 [1735 or 1736].
Banks, Edgar James. Bismya or The Lost City of Adab. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912.
Bracciolini, Poggio, 1380-1459. Orationes in Laurentium Vallam. With: Leonardo Bruni (Aretino), Epistola ad Baptistam de Malatestis; and Plutarch, De liberis educandis [De educatione puerorum], translated from Greek into Latin by Guarino Veronese. Italy. [ca. 1485].
Budge, E. A. Wallis and L. W.King, editors. Annals of the Kings of Assyria. London: Harrison and Sons, 1902.
Champollion le Jeune. Grammaire Egyptienne. Paris : Typographie de Firmin Didot Freres, 1836.
Contenau, G. Umma sous la Dynastie d'Ur. Paris: Librairie Paul Geuthner, 1916.
Dalman, Gustav and Duncan Mackenzie. Palestine Exploration Fund, 1911. London : Harrison and Sons, 1911.
Dawkins, R. M. The Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia at Sparta. London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1929.
Harrison, Jane Ellen. Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1912.
Jondet, Gaston. Les Ports Submergés de L'ancienne Île de Pharos. Paris : Typographie de Firmin Didot Freres, 1836.
Joseph II, Emperor of Austria. Judenverordnung. Vienna, 1782.
Korte, Alfred and Gustav Korte. Gordion Ergebnisse der Ausgrabung im Jahre 1900. Berlin: Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1904.
Lefebvre, Gustave. Le Tombeau de Petosiris. Premiere Partie: Description. Le Caire: L'institut Francais D'archeologie Orientale, 1924.
Lefebvre, Gustave. Le Tombeau de Petosiris. Deuxieme Partie: Les Textes. Le Caire: L'institut Francais D'archeologie Orientale, 1923.
Lefebvre, Gustave. Le Tombeau de Petosiris. Troisieme Partie: Vocabulaire et Planches. Le Caire: L'institut Francais D'archeologie Orientale, 1924.
MacAlister, R. A. S. and J. Garrow Duncan. Excavations on the Hill of Ophel, Jerusalem 1923-1925 . London: Harrison and Sons, 1926.
Mackenzie, Duncan. Excavations at Ain Shems (Beth-Shemesh) . London: Harrison and Sons, 1914.
Montet, Pierre. Scènes de la Vie Privée dans les Tombeaux Égyptiens de L'ancien Empire. Paris: Strasbourg University, 1925.
Osten, Hans Henning von der. Ancient Oriental Seals in the Collection of Mr. Edward T. Newell. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1934.
Petrie, W. M. Flinders. With Chapters by Cecil Smith, Ernest Gardner, and Barclay V. Head. Naukratis. London: Trübner and Company, 1886.
Petrie, W. M. Flinders. Illahun, Kahun and Gurob. 1889-90. London: David Nutt, 1891.
Petrie, W. M. Flinders. Kahun, Gurob, and Hawara. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, and Co., 1890
Platner, Samuel Ball A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome. London: Oxford University Press, 1929.
Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476. Kalendarium magistri Joannis de monteregio viri peritissimi. Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1489.
Ridder, Alfred de. Catalogue des Vases Peints de la Bibliothèque Nationale. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901.
Schaal, Hans. Griechische Vasen aus Frankfurter Sammlungen. Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt A.-G., 1923.
Sethe, Kurt. Die Altaegyptischen Pyramidentexte nach den Papierabdrücken und Photographien des Berliner Museums. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1908.
Sethe, Kurt. Die Altaegyptischen Pyramidentexte nach den Papierabdrücke n und Photographien des Berliner Museums. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1910.
Smith, G. Elliot. Catalogue Général Antiquités Égyptiennes du Musée du Caire: The Royal Mummies. Le Caire: Imprimerie de L'institut Français D'archéologie Orientale, 1912.
Steinschneider, Moritz, 1816- 1907. Jüdische Schriften zur Geographie Palästina's (X-XIX. Jahrh.) Jerusalem: A. M. Lunez, 1892.
Thompson, R. Campbell. The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon in the British Museum, vol. 1. London: Luzac and Co., 1900.
Thompson, R. Campbell. The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon in the British Museum, vol. 2. London: Luzac and Co., 1900.
Thureau-Dangin, F. Les Cylindres de Goudéa. Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1925.
The William Rainey Harper Memorial Library. Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1973.
Winnefeld, Hermann. Die Villa des Hadrian bei Tivoli. Berlin: Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1895.
S. C. Woodhouse. English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. London: G. Routledge & Sons, 1910.
Woolley, C. Leonard and T. E. Lawrence The Wilderness of Zin (Archaeological Report). London: Harrison and Sons, 1914.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pyle: A Gateway to Greek Manuscripts

Pyle:  A Gateway to Greek Manuscripts
Pyle is a collaborative tool for teaching and scholarly research in the field of Greek palaeography and codicology; it aims to collect scattered resources from various individuals and institutions, gradually adding new information, materials and services.

Pyle also aims to promote interaction among scholars, students and all other persons interested in ancient and medieval Greek manuscript books, providing a place to share knowledge, ideas, projects and news.

Lake on line

Dated Greek Minuscule Manuscripts to the Year 1200, edited by Kirsopp Lake and Silva Lake, I-X, Boston (Massachusetts), The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1934-1939.
Texts in pdf format:
Indices vls. I-X, edited by Kirsopp Lake and Silva Lake, Boston (Massachusetts), The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1945.
I. Manuscripts at Jerusalem, Patmos and Athens, Boston 1934
II. Manuscripts in Venice, Oxford and London, Boston 1934
III. Manuscripts in the Monastery of Mount Athos and in Milan, Boston 1935
IV. Manuscripts in Paris, Part I, Boston 1935
V. Manuscripts in Paris, Part II, Oxford, Berlin, Vienna and Jerusalem, Boston 1936
VI. Manuscripts in Moscow and Leningrad, Boston 1936
VII. Manuscripts in Rome, Part I, Boston 1937
VIII. Manuscripts in Rome, Part II, Boston 1937
IX. Manuscripts in Rome, Part III, in Messina, in Naples, and in London, Boston 1938
X. Manuscripts in Florence, Athens, Grottaferrata and the Meteora, Boston 1939

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cairo Museum Papyri

Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum 
A project supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Open Access Journal: Arkeotek Journal

 [First posted in AWOL 20 December 2009. Updated 20 April 2012]

Arkeotek Journal
ISSN: 1961-9863

Exclusively available online, The Arkeotek Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to the archaeology of techniques. Articles are published following new writing practices meant to facilitate the reading of scientific constructs, the exhaustive publication of research data and the automatic building-up of knowledge bases.
The Arkeotek Journal est une revue scientifique d'archéologie des techniques, avec comité de lecture, exclusivement en ligne, éditée selon un nouveau modèle de publication destiné à faciliter la lecture rapide des constructions scientifiques, la publication exhaustive des données de recherche, et la constitution automatique de bases de connaissances.  
[n.b. Content appears to be hosted at DOAJ]
VOLUME 4 (2010) :

N°1 - Isabelle SIDERA
with Delphine Jabbour-Savalle and Blanche Barthélemy de Saizieu
Immigrants of Mediterranean origin in the Paris Basin in the Early Neolithic: technology and morphology of bone industries

Condensé par C. Renard
Condensé par C. Renard

VOLUME 3 (2009) :  
N°3 - Marie-Claude BOILEAU
N°4 - Valentine ROUX

Digest by M.-L. Sénégas and B. Barthélemy de Saizieu
Digest by V. Roux
VOLUME 2 (2008)
VOLUME 1 (2007) :

N°1 - Alain GALLAY
N°2 - Hugues PLISSON, Valérie BEUGNIER
Technical uses and symbolic values of Pressignian daggers
N°4 - Marian VANHAEREN, Francesco d’ERRICO
Social inequality in the Upper Palaeolithic: personal ornaments
from Saint-Germain-la-Rivière (Gironde, France)