Saturday, August 27, 2011

Open Access Journal: Queensland Archaeological Research

Queensland Archaeological Research
Queensland Archaeological Research, is a refereed journal published since 1984 devoted to publishing substantive archaeological material pertaining to research in Queensland, Australia and adjacent areas. Data-rich manuscripts are particularly welcome. Contributions are accepted in six sections: Articles (5000+ words), Short Reports (<3000 words), Obituaries (500-2000), Thesis Abstracts (200-500), Book Reviews (500-2000) and Backfill (which includes letters and other material of interest to readers). Queensland Archaeological Research is published in one volume each year.


Friday, August 26, 2011

"Rome Wasn't Digitized in a Day": Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists

"Rome Wasn't Digitized in a Day": Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists by Alison Babeu
August 2011.
307 pp.
$0 (Web only)
ISBN 978-1-932326-38-3
The author provides a summative and recent overview of the use of digital technologies in classical studies, focusing on classical Greece, Rome, and the ancient Middle and Near East, and generally on the period up to about 600 AD. The report explores what projects exist and how they are used, examines the infrastructure that currently exists to support digital classics as a discipline, and investigates larger humanities cyberinfrastructure projects and existing tools or services that might be repurposed for the digital classics.

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"Rome Wasn't Digitized in a Day": Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists by Alison Babeu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at

This is a Web-only publication. It is not available in print
A draft of this report was circulated for comment in October 2010.

Digital Library: Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României

Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României

Muzeul Naţional
Cercetări Arheologice
Cercetări Numismatice
Crişan Muşeţeanu în colaborare cu Dan Elefterescu, Ateliere ceramice romane de la Durostorum

Teze de Doctorat
Cristina Anton Manea, Structura şi restructurarea marii boierimi din Ţara Românească de la începutul secolului al XVI-LEA până la mijlocul secolului al XVII-LEA, 2003
Valentin Radu , Exploitation des ressources aquatiques dans les cultures néolithiques et chalcolithiques de la Roumanie Méridionale, 2003
Paul Cristian Damian , Geto-dacii în configuraţia demografică a Daciei Romane, 2002
Eugen S. Teodor , Ceramica din Muntenia, de la sfârşitul veacului al V-lea până la mijlocul veacului al VII-lea, 2001


  Raport anual, 2007

  Raport anual, 2006

  Raport anual, 2008

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Open Access Journal: Muzeul Naţional 
Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României
21 / 2009   [sumar | articole in extenso]
20 / 2008   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
19 / 2007   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
18 / 2006   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
17 / 2005   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
16 / 2004   [sumar | rezumate ]
15 / 2003   [sumar | rezumate ]
14 / 2002   [sumar | rezumate ]
13 / 2001   [sumar | rezumate ]
12 / 2000   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
11 / 1999   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
10 / 1998   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
9 / 1997   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
8 / 1995   [sumar | rezumate ]
7 / 1983   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
2 / 1975   [ ]
1 / 1974   [sumar | articole in extenso]

Open Access Journal: Cercetări Arheologice 
Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României

14-15 / 2007-2008   [sumar | articole in extenso]
13 / 2006   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
12 / 2003   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
11 / 2000   [sumar ]
10 / 1997   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
09 / 1992   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
07 / 1984   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
06 / 1983   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
05 / 1982   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
04 / 1981   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
03 / 1979   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
02 / 1976   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
01 / 1975   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso

Open Access Journal: Cercetări Numismatice 
Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României

14 / 2008   [sumar ]
09 - 11 / 2005   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
08 / 2003   [sumar ]
07 / 1996   [sumar | rezumate ]
06 / 1990   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
05 / 1983   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
04 / 1982   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
03 / 1980   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
02 / 1979   [sumar | rezumate | articole in extenso]
01 / 1978   [ ]

See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Book: Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration

Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration
Kansa, Eric C.; Kansa, Sarah Whitcher; Watrall, Ethan (eds.)
Cotsen Digital Archaeology Series

Announced 18 August at:
This book explores the social use and context of the World Wide Web within the discipline of archaeology. While the Web has radically altered journalism, commerce, media and social relationships, its sees very uneven adoption in professional scholarly contexts. Case studies discussed in this book help illuminate patterns of adoption and resistance to new forms of scholarly communication and data sharing. These case studies explore social media, digital preservation, and cultural representation concerns, as well as technical and semantic challenges and approaches toward data interoperability. Contributors to this volume debate the merits and sustainability of open access publishing and how the Web mediates interactions between professional and nonprofessional communities engaged in archaeology.

Archaeology 2.0 is the first book in the Cotsen Institute’s new Digital Archaeology Series. The editors want to thank all of the book’s contributors, and also the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, especially Julie Nemer, Carol Leyba, and Willeke Wendrich. The printed version will be available for purchase shortly.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Inscriptifact Update

The InscriptiFact Team has reported in an email to registered users that they have just uploaded approximately 5700 new images of 296 new texts from the Persepolis Fortification Archive. The majority of Aramaic texts from the archive are now available.

InscriptiFact is part of The West Semitic Research Project an academic project affiliated with the University of Southern California School of Religion and directed by Dr. Bruce Zuckerman. 

About InscriptiFact

The InscriptiFact Project is a database designed to allow access via the Internet to high-resolution images of ancient inscriptions from the Near Eastern and Mediterranean Worlds. The target inscriptions are some of the earliest written records in the world from an array of international museums and libraries and field projects where inscriptions still remain in situ. Included are, for example, Dead Sea Scrolls; cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia and Canaan; papyri from Egypt; inscriptions on stone from Jordan, Lebanon and Cyprus; Hebrew, Aramaic, Ammonite and Edomite inscriptions on a variety of hard media (e.g., clay sherds, copper, semi-precious stones, jar handles); and Egyptian scarabs. These ancient texts represent religious and historical documents that serve as a foundation and historical point of reference for Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the cultures out of which they emerged...
Examples of screens and searches in HTML format for viewing in a web browser.
Step-by-step instructions for conducting searches and retrieving images in InscriptiFact, in PDF format.
Step-by-step instructions for using the InscriptiFact Viewer, featuring RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) images, in PDF format.
One possible way to search for texts in InscriptiFact is by choosing "Text or Publication Numbers," i.e., common abbreviations used in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Studies. This PDF documents gives bibliographic information for the abbreviations or references used in InscriptiFact.
Download this document and fax it as stated to obtain access to InscriptiFact.
Click on this link to be taken to the download site for the InscriptiFact desktop client.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Open Access Journal: Lyre of Ur News

In April 2003 follwing the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad and the destructive vandalism of thethe contents, including the Gold Lyre, Mr Andy Lowings announced that he would form a group to remake an authentic but playable version of the famous Harp of Ur shown above (actually technically a Lyre)

The inspiration for this came from stone carvings he viewed in the Chicago museum and a cover of Harpa magazine showing the mother of all harps dating from the time of Genesis itself!

This had not been done authentically before, using the correct original adhesives, Gulf shell and Sumerian region wood.

All existing harps held in Pennsylvania, Baghdad and London museums are, in fact, unplayable models reconstructed from bits, distributed after Leonard Woolley`s excavations in the 1930`s.

The Bull-headed harp held in the museum of Baghdad, has been well featured in the worlds press, as a result of events in Iraq. Much interest has been shown in hearing a remade and playable instrument.

This is a highly topical project. We would like to play it for you and see no reason why it should not tell its story all over the world.
LYRE OF UR NEWS 2 UK A4 Size     |     USA Letter Size
LYRE OF UR NEWS 3 UK A4 Size     |     USA Letter Size

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Iraq Museum in Google Street View

The journey to bring Iraq’s National Museum to Street View
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Google Lat Long Blog

Using the Street View indoor trolley to collect imagery

Over the years, our Street View technology has been used to showcase images from a variety of amazing locations around the world. Without the stress of travelling, we’ve all been able to tour places like Stonehenge, Palace and Park of Versailles, and even Half Moon Island (with the penguins!) in Antarctica. Starting today, you can view Iraq’s National Museum in Baghdad on Google Maps, in our Street View Gallery and on the museum’s own website.

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Street View of Iraq National Museum

The project began in October 2009, when the Street View team had the opportunity to visit Baghdad to collaborate with the museum. By this time, the Iraqi National Museum had recovered a slew of articles that were infamously looted during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. The collection hosts a staggering wealth of artifacts dating back to some of the earliest human settlements, which developed around present day Iraq. The history of this area is often underrepresented, or otherwise inaccessible, in large part due to the political strife that has plagued Iraq. For this reason, we considered it an important opportunity to showcase Iraq’s National Museum in our Street View Gallery...

Open Access Journal: Alberca

Alberca – Revista de la Asociación de Amigos del Museo Arqueológico de Lorca

La Asociación de Amigos del Museo Arqueológico de Lorca se propuso, entre sus fines, el publicar periódicamente una revista que recogiera trabajos de humanidades, espacialmente los dedicados a la arqueología y la historia. Con este propósito se creo la Revista La Alberca, cuyo nombre se debe al enclave urbano en el que se emplaza el Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Lorca y que recuerda al origen árabe del lugar, tan importante para nosotros, y a la vez conocido e identificado en la Ciudad.

Con la Revista La Alberca  queremos ser receptores y difusores de la cultura y el patrimonio de nuestra comarca, fomentando el conocimiento de su pasado y contribuyendo a concienciar a la ciudadanía en la importancia de preservar el patrimonio, arqueológico, artístico, histórico y etnográfico del municipio de Lorca.

Los cinco números publicados hasta la fecha se encuentran disponibles para su consultado en esta web cuyo objetivo último es contribuir a facilitar la difusión de los numerosos trabajos científicos publicados en la Revista.

Revista Número 1
Revista Número 2
Revista Número 3
Revista Número 4
Revista Número 5
Revista Número 6
Revista Número 7 Revista Número 8    

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Bible Software Review

Bible Software Review

Since early February 2004, this site has been trying to bring you all kinds of information about the ever-growing Bible software scene. The stated long-term goal has always been that of building a comprehensive repository of tips, news, articles, and reviews of different Bible software products.

Almost four and a half years later, I have felt it necessary to make a good number of under-the-hood changes in order to take BSR one step further. You will notice its new look right away, but behind the interface there are a number of enhanced functionalities and new sections. I hope you like it, but, most of all, I very much hope you find it useful. Thanks for your support and help in making this website a must stop for the many users (and would-be users) of Bible software around the world.

As usual, I invite you to check out my weblog frequently. It is the easiest and fastest way to keep up-to-date as to what is going on. But now there are also other means to interact with other users and send your feedback. The new forum is open for discussion and feedback. So feel free to register and become a part of the community.

But you may ask yourself, "Why yet another website?" True. There are a good number of user groups, email lists, webs, etc. available already. However, Bible Software Review wants to fill a gap. What we are really after is integration; that is, we want to offer an overview of what is available, bringing together information that is usually only found in a piecemeal fashion.

But we are also interested, above anything else, in the practical application of Bible software. We must constantly remind ourselves of the fact that these wonderful and powerful computer tools are only means to a greater end. Their whole purpose is to enhance our understanding of the Scriptures and help us study and interpret them.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Maurice Pillet's Photographic Archive

Les archives photographiques de Maurice Pillet sur l'Égypte

Maurice Pillet
architecte-archéologue 1881-1964

À sa mort en 1964, Maurice PILLET a laissé une somme considérable de matériaux, textes, plans, clichés, et une importante bibliothèque scientifique, concernant notamment l’Égypte et ses travaux dans la vallée du Nil durant près de 40 ans, de 1912 à 1951, surtout à Karnak de 1921 à 1925 lorsqu’il y dirigeait les travaux du Service des Antiquités.

En 2006, les héritiers de Maurice Pillet ont fait don de la partie égyptienne des archives, initialement confiée au Centre de Recherches Archéologiques du CNRS à Valbonne, à la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée-Jean Pouilloux, à Lyon, avec l’accord de toutes les parties concernées.

Un catalogue publié en juillet 1999 dresse un inventaire détaillé des archives sur l’Égypte. (téléchargement)

En 2003, grâce à un crédit de l'Union Européenne, 3200 plaques photographiques issues de ces archives ont été numérisées et éditées sur CD-Rom par le CICL (Centre Interrégional de Conservation du Livre) d'Arles. Ce portail propose en libre accès la visualisation de ces plaques de verre ainsi que la consultation de la documentation associée.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Open Access Journal: ArcheoRivista


ArcheoRivista è uno dei canali tematici del portale, dedicato alla conoscenza e alla divulgazione del mondo antico.

ArcheoRivista è una testata giornalistica iscritta al Registro Stampa del Tribunale e opera grazie a una vera redazione composta da un direttore responsabile, uno staff di autori, prevalentemente archeologi e storici dell'arte, e con una rete di corrispondenti dal territorio; si avvale anche dell'esperienza e della professionalità di fotografi specializzati nel settore. Il progetto è totalmente autofinanziato e ha carattere non profit e senza fini di lucro. Scopo del nostro lavoro è quindi quello di divulgare la conoscenza del passato e del mondo antico, con particolare riferimento al periodo che va dalle origni dell'uomo sino al medioevo.