Thursday, May 31, 2012


GeoDia (jee-oh-DEE-uh, short for "geodiachronicity") is intended to provide a simple, intuitive way for people to visualize the temporal, geographic, and material aspects of ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Enter GeoDia >>
It uses a mashup of MIT's Simile Timeline and Google Maps APIs to display the important archaeological sites and historical events of the ancient Mediterranean world in both space and time, and uses the Digital Archives Services (DASe) infrastructure to integrate visual resources associated with those archaeological sites during specific historical and art-historical periods. The user can browse sites or events by region or culture, or search for specific sites, events, or images. The results will be displayed in their spatial and temporal context on the map and the timeline. Results sets can be managed, shared, and exported to KML.

GeoDia is the result of a two-year long project proposed and directed by Adam Rabinowitz, assistant professor of Classics and assistant director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at University of Texas at Austin, with the generous support of the Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services. 

Programming for the interface and the underlying database was carried out by Stuart Ross of LAITS. GeoDia uses the timemap.js library developed by Nick Rabinowitz and the DASe infrastructure developed by Peter Keane for the Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services at UT Austin.

Update to Amin Benaissa's "Rural Settlements in the Oxyrhynchite nome - a Papyrological Survey"

Trismegistos is pleased to announce: update to Amin Benaissa's "Rural Settlements in the Oxyrhynchite nome - a Papyrological Survey", published as volume 4 of the series Trismegistos Online Publications; this version from May 2012 updates and replaces the first version of this volume, from October 2009. The publication can be downloaded from Note that the first version remains available as well.
TOP 4 (Click to download)
A. Benaissa
Rural Settlements of the Oxyrhynchite Nome. A Papyrological Survey
Version 2.0 (May 2012), Köln / Leuven 2012, 496 pp. (8.4 Mb).
ISBN: 978-9-490604-0-42
(The old version 1.0, from October 2009, is still available as well: click here to download in pdf).
See all volumes available in open access in Trismegistos

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Open Access Journal: Antiquités africaines

Antiquités africaines
ISSN: 0066-4871
eISSN - 2117-539X 
Créée en 1966 à Aix-en-Provence par le CNRS, Antiquités africaines a pour cadre scientifique la publication d’études historiques et archéologiques sur l’Afrique du Nord, de la Préhistoire à la conquête arabe. La géographie historique côtoie les faits généraux de civilisation, l’organisation administrative et militaire, l’économie, la vie sociale, l’histoire religieuse, etc., thèmes abordés tant à partir des sources littéraires que des témoignages archéologiques (céramique, épigraphie, onomastique, mosaïques, peinture, sculpture, numismatique, architecture, urbanisme…).
(1967 -1999)
35 Issues
444 Articles 





Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Open Access Journal: Dumbarton Oaks Papers

Dumbarton Oaks Papers
The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

Open Access Journal: Antigüedad y Cristianismo

[First posted in AWOL 23 October 2009. Updated 29 May 2012] 
Antigüedad y Cristianismo
ISSN: 1989-6182
Antigüedad y Cristianismo 

Monografías históricas sobre la Antigüedad tardía
Periodicidad anual | Inicio: 1984


Núm 1 (1984)

Open Access Journal: Zeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft

[First posted in AWOL 23 May 2011. Updated 29 May 2012]

Zeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft
1AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. 1.183420111.1834
2AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. 2.183520112.1835
3AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. 3.183620113.1836
4AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. 4.183720114.1837
5AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. 5.183820115.1838
6AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. 6.183920116.1839
7AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. 7.184020117.1840
8AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. 8.184120118.1841
9AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. 9.184220119.1842
10AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 1.18432011N.S. 1
11AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 10.18522011N.S. 10
12AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 11.18532011N.S. 11
13AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 12.18542011N.S. 12
14AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 13.18552011N.S. 13
15AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 14.18562011N.S. 14
16AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 15.18572011N.S. 15
17Bergk, Theodor [Hrsg.]Zeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 2.18442011N.S. 2
18AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 3, 18452011N.S. 3
19Bergk, Theodor [Hrsg.]Zeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 4.18462011N.S. 4
20AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 5.18472011N.S. 5
21AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 6.18482011N.S. 6
22AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 7.18492011N.S. 7
23AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 8.18502011N.S. 8
24AnonymZeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft. N.S. 9.18512011N.S. 9

Open Access Journal: AERAGRAM

[First posted in AWOL 29 October 2009. Updated 26 March May 2015]

ISSN: 1944-0014
AERAGRAM is the official newsletter of Ancient Egypt Research Associates.

Volume 14

Spring 2013
• The Lost Port City of the Pyramids
• How the Pyramid Builders Found True North
• First Photos from the Great Pyramid Summi

Volume 13

Spring 2012
Memphis, A City Unseen
Field School Grads Take The Lead
North by Northwest: The Strange Case of Giza’s Misalignments
GPMP Full Circle

Volume 12

Spring 2011
The OK Corral
The Luxor Study Field School
Bringing an Ancient House Back to Life
The Buried Basin and the Town Beyond

Kindle Edition Now Available For Purchase

Fall 2011
Solar Alignments of Giza
GIS Brings It All Together
Stews, Meat and Marrow
The Mit Rahina Field School

Volume 11

AERAGRAM_11-1 cover
Spring 2010
Called Back to Luxor: AERA-ARCE Field School
Ascending Giza on a Monumental Ramp
Analysis and Publication Field School
A New Field Season: A New Home

Winter 2011
Digging Again
Training Egypt’s Archaeological Scientists
Double-Decker Dorms
On The Cusp Of A New Dynasty

Volume 10

AERAGram 2009 10:1
Spring 2009
10, 20, 30 Years: Mark Lehner Reflects on a Career in Archaeology
In Memoriam: Mahmoud Kirsh
Daily Life of the Pyramid Builders
AERA’s New Home
AERAGram 2009 10:2
Fall 2009
The 2009 Field School
Teaching Ceramics
A Priest’s Home in Khentkawes Town
Dog Burials Discovered at Giza

Volume 9

AERAGRAM 2008 9:2 Fall 2008
Deciphering Ancient Code
Small Finds, Big Results
Egypt’s Oldest Olive
Two Royal Towns
Giza: Overviews
AERAGRAM 2008 9:1 Spring 2008
Impressions of the Past
Lost City Site, Flooded
AERA Membership Program
Digging Old Luxor
Rescue Dig, SAFS

Volume 8

AERAGRAM 2007 8:2 Fall 2007
Enigma of the Pedestals
Ideas to Reality
A High-Class Dump
Class of 2006
Mapping Khentkawes
AERAGRAM 2006 8:1 Fall 2006
Class of 2005
GIS: Digitizing Archaeology
Conservation Pilot Program
Rescue Archaeology

Volume 7

AERAGRAM 2004 7:2 Fall 2004
Western Town
Eastern Town house
Microscope photography
AERAGRAM 2003 7:1 Spring 2004
Remote sensing
Glen Dash
Egyptian labor organization

Volume 6

AERAGRAM 2002 6:2 Fall 2003
Pyramid city
Peter Norton
Mapping Aswan quarries
AERAGRAM  2002 6:1 Fall 2002
Millennium Project
Gallery revealed
Pharaoh’s storeroom

Volume 5

AERAGRAM  2001 5:2 Spring 2002
Unfinished Giza
David Koch
Fabric of a pyramid
AERAGRAM  2001 5:1 Fall 2001
Footprint of the state
Desert in flood
Wall of the Crow

Volume 4

AERAGRAM  2000 4:2 Spring 2001
Giza galleries
Matthew McCauley
Khafre’s galleries
AERAGRAM  2000 4:1 Fall 2000
Unveiling a royal plan
Jon Jerde
Magnetic anomaly surveying

Volume 3

AERAGRAM  2000 3:2 2000
Drawing Giza
The Millennium Clock
Millennium Project
AERAGRAM  1999 3:1 1999
Capturing Area A
Bruce Ludwig
The older phase

Volume 2

AERAGRAM  1998 2:2 Summer 1998
A workman’s house
Sphinx restoration
Sand, wind, and heat
Late period burials
Copper workshop
AERAGRAM  1998 2:1 Winter 1998
Sealings from Giza
Pots to pyramids

Volume 1

AERAGRAM  1997 1:2 Spring 1997
Director’s diary
GPMP database
1997 field season
AERAGRAM  1996 1:1 Fall 1996
Introducing AERAGRAM
Pyramid-age bakery reconstructed
Radiocarbon dating

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Open Access to The Oriental Institute Nippur Expedition

The Oriental Institute Nippur Expedition
Oriental Institute Publications
OIP 129. Nippur V: The Area WF Sounding: The Early Dynastic to Akkadian Transition. Augusta McMahon. 2006.
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OIP 114. Nippur, Volume 4: The Early Neo-Babylonian Governor’s Archive from Nippur. S. W. Cole. 1996.
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OIP 111. Nippur, Volume 3: Kassite Buildings in Area WC-1. R. L. Zettler. 1993. 
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SAOC 44. Nippur Neighborhoods. E. C. Stone. 1987.
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OIP 97. Nippur, Volume 2. The North Temple and Sounding E: Excavations of the Joint Expedition to Nippur of the American Schools of Oriental Research and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. D. E. McCown, et. al. 1978.
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OIC 23. Excavations at Nippur: Twelfth Season. McGuire Gibson, Judith A. Franke, Miguel Civil, Michael L. Bates, Joachim Boessneck, Karl W. Butzer and Ted A. Rathbun, and Elizabeth Frick Mallin. 1978.
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AS 17. Cuneiform Texts from Nippur: The Eighth and Ninth Seasons. Giorgio Buccellati and Robert D. Biggs. 1969. 
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OIP 78. Nippur I, Temple of Enlil, Scribal Quarter, and Soundings: Excavations of the Joint Expedition to Nippur of the University Museum of Philadelphia and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Donald E. McCown and Richard C. Haines, assisted by Donald P. Hansen. 1967.
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OIP 11. Cuneiform Series, Volume I: Sumerian Lexical Texts from the Temple School of Nippur. Edward Chiera. 1929.
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Open Access to Athenian Agora Excavation Data

Excavations in the Athenian Agora
Excavations in the Athenian Agora are formally published through the Athenian Agora monograph series and articles in Hesperia, the journal of the American School. A number of digital resources are also made available free-of-charge for teaching and resource purposes.

With the support of the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) the Athenian Agora Excavations has been involved over the last decade in an ambitious program of digitizing older materials and using new technologies to record continuing excavations.

One long term goal of this project is the creation of a single integrated and coherent digital archive of all the archaeological resources at the Athenian Agora: from object databases, photographs, site guides, virtual-reality tours, architectural plans and drawings, to new excavation data, reports, and publications. As part of this project, the Athenian Agora maintains a separate website ( for experimenting with methods of presenting archaeological data to the general public and for creating experimental digital tools that can be used by the scholarly community and excavators in the field. 

In recent years, the Athenian Agora has also been involved in another project ( to develop a common interface for all the digital resources of the American School of Classical Studies. The uniqueness of this experimental website is that it allows one to search across all the included collections simultaneously. 

You will find all the currently available digital resources from the Athenian Agora at both of these websites. If you are interested in following the progress of publishing digital archaeological data from a single excavation, please visit the Athenian Agora Excavations at If you are interested in following the experimental progress of publishing archaeological data from multiple excavations through a common unified interface, please visit

Yearly preliminary reports of excavations at the Athenian Agora can be found here: Athenian Agora Excavations Preliminary Reports.

See linked data for Athens via awld.js
See linked data for Attica via awld.js

Open Access to Corinth Excavation Data

[First posted in AWOL 3 January 2910. Updated 27 May 2012]

Corinth Excavations Digital Archive

The archives from nearly continuous excavation spanning three centuries is vast and the links on this page provide on-line access to a portion of it.

Online Databases  is supported and updated regularly, providing access to the excavation databases and archives.  Contact Corinth Excavations if you require access privileges to restricted material.  A significant portion of the images were scanned and catalogued within the framework of the Operational Program “Information Society” of the 3rd Community Support Framework with funding from the Office of Regional Development of the European Union (80%) and the Greek State (20%).
Kress Coin Project
Current efforts are in progress on the coin study collection, which comprises some 3,000 important numismatic examples, in a project funded by the Kress Foundation.  Three fellows and our photographer Petros Dellatolas are working to scan old coin inventory cards, photograph the coins and catalogue numismatic data.  Assistant Director Ioulia Tzonou is supervising the cataloging in the museum and Dr. Michael Ierardi is consulting electronically via email and Skype.  The data will then be incorporated into the online databases, where the study collection can be queried both as a separate collection and integrated with the greater coin collection and excavation data.
Collections in the databases
Excavation journals and notebooks



Architectural Drawings and Maps

Black and White Photographs

Color Slides

Excavation Manual

The current excavation manual is available in PDF

Corinth Volumes in JSTOR

Access to the Corinth volumes in JSTOR (for subscribers to the relevant JSTOR collections).
A list of all volumes published in the Corinth series.

Made available on request for research purposes

-GIS data from topographical survey 1999-present
-Excavation database structure in MS Access format

An online history of Corinth Excavations

    See linked data for Corinth via awld.js
    See linked data for Corinthia via awld.js

    Open Access Journal: Asseria

    ISSN: 1334-2479
    Naš je časopis zamišljen kao publikacija u kojoj bi se ponajprije objavljivali rezultati terenskih arheoloških istraživanja same Aserije, kao i izvješća o konzervatorskim zahvatima. Ovdje se objavljuju i različiti znanstveni i stručni radovi koji se bave nalazima iz Aserije, antičkim vrelima koja spominju Aseriju, prikupljaju i iznova objavljuju stariji članci, publicira relevantna arhivska građa i sl. Razumljivo, časopis je od početka otvoren i svim prilozima koji se bave pojedinim pitanjima širega značenja, a povezana su s antičkom Aserijom. S obzirom na važnost grada i nalazišta, smatrali smo korisnim kontinuirano objavljivati bibliografske preglede.

    Our journal has been conceived as a publication primarily for the presentation of results from the archaeological excavations and fieldwork at the site of Asseria, as well as reports on conservation
    operations. The journal also publishes various scientific and professional works concerned with the finds from Asseria, classical written sources that mention Asseria, and relevant archival material, and further seeks and republishes old and inaccessible articles on the subject. Naturally, the journal from the very beginning has been open to all contributions devoted to individual questions of broader significance that are also related to ancient Asseria. Considering the importance of the city and the site, it was thought useful to continue with the publication of bibliographic surveys.
      Vol. 10   No. 10
      Vol. 9   No. 9
      Vol. 8   No. 8
      Vol. 7   No. 7
      Vol. 6   No. 6
      Vol. 5   No. 5
      Vol. 4   No. 4
      Vol. 3   No. 3
      Vol. 2   No. 2
      Vol. 1   No. 1
    See linked data for Asseria via awld.js

    Saturday, May 26, 2012

    Conference Presentations: The Connected Past

    The Connected Past: People, Networks and Complexity in Archaeology and History
    A collaborative, multi-disciplinary symposium
    University of Southampton
    24-25 March 2012

    Held the two days prior to CAA 2012 at the same venue.
    Sponsored by Archaeopress, The Classical Association, the Archaeological Computing Research Group, Oxford University Press, the University of Southampton USRG Complexity in Real-world Contexts, the University of Southampton Web Science DTC and the University of Southampton Faculty of Humanities

    Recorded presentations

    Please click on the links below to see the recordings and slides of some of the presentations.

    Saturday 24 March

    First keynote
    Alex Bentley

    “Networks, complexity and the archaeology of complex social systems”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    First session: Theoretical and methodological concerns
    Tom Brughmans
    “Networks of networks: A critical review of formal network methods in archaeology through citation network analysis and close reading”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Johannes Preiser-Kapeller

    “Luhmann in Byzantium. A systems theory approach for historical network analysis”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Andrew Bevan

    “When nodes and edges dissolve. Incorporating geographic uncertainty into the analysis of settlement interactions”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    First session: Theoretical and methodological concerns
    Astrid Van Oyen
    “Actors as networks? How to make Actor-Network-Theory work for archaeology: on the reality of categories in the production of Roman terra sigillata”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Søren Sindbæk

    “Contextual network synthesis: Reading communication in archaeology”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Marten Düring

    “How reliable are centrality and clustering measures for data collected from fragmentary and heterogenuous historical sources? A case study”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Second session: Big data and archaeology
    Barbara Mills et al.
    “Dynamic Network Analysis: Stability and Collapse in U.S. Southwest, A.D. 1200-1500″

    Caroline Waerzeggers

    “Networks in Babylonia: social complexity and cuneiform data”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Mark Depauw and Bart Van Beek

    “Authority and Social Interaction in Graeco‐Roman Egypt”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Second session: Big data and archaeology
    Eivind Heldaas Seland
    “Travel and religion in late antiquity”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Alessandro Quercia and Lin Foxhall

    “Weaving networks in pre-Roman South Italy. Using loom weight data to understand complex relationships and social identities”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Angus Mol and Corinne Hofman

    “Networks Set in Stone: Lithic production and exchange in the early prehistoric northeastern Caribbean”

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    Craig Alexander

    “Networks and intervisibility: a study of Iron Age Valcamonica”

    Second keynote
    Carl Knappett

    Networks of Objects, Meshworks of Things”

    Sunday 25 March

    Third keynote
    Irad Malkin

    “The Spatial Turn, Network Theory, and the Archaic Greek World”

    Third session: Dynamic networks and modelling
    Ray Rivers
    “‪Can we always get what we want?”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Anne Kandler and Fabio Caccioli

    “The effects of network structure on cultural change”

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    Qiming Lv, Caitlin Buck et al.

    “Network-based spatial-temporal modelling of the first arrival of prehistoric agriculture”

    Third session: Dynamic networks and modelling
    Tim Evans
    “Which Network Model Should I Use? A Quantitative Comparison of Spatial Network Models in Archaeology”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Juan A. Barceló et al.

    “Simulating the Emergence of Social Networks of Restricted Cooperation in Prehistory. A Bayesian network approach”

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    Marco Büchler

    “Generation of Text Graphs and Text Re-use Graphs from Massive Digital Data”

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    Fourth session: Personal, political and migration networks
    Wilko Schroeter
    “The social marriage network of Europe’s ruling families from 1600-1900″

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Ekaterini Mitsiou

    “Networks of state building: State collapses and aristocratic networks in the 13th century Eastern Mediterranean”

    Evi Gorogianni

    “Marrying out: a consideration of cultural exogamy and its implications on material culture”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Fourth session: Personal, political and migration networks
    Elena Isayev
    “Edging beyond the shore: Questioning Polybius’s view of Rome and Italy at the dawn of the ‘global moment’ of the 2nd century BC”

    Claire Lemercier and Paul-André Rosental

    “Networks in time and space. The structure and dynamics of migration in 19th-century Northern France”

    Click here to see this presentation!

    Amara Thornton

    “Reconstructing Networks in the History of Archaeology”

    Katherine Larson

    “Sign Here: Tracing Spatial and Social Networks of Hellenistic Sculptors”

    Click here to see this presentation!