Thursday, May 30, 2013

Il Progetto Caere Online

Il Progetto Caere

 Nel 1996 il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) ha dato vita al Progetto Finalizzato Beni Culturali, allo scopo di promuovere la salvaguardia del patrimonio culturale nazionale, attraverso un'azione di tutela, valorizzazione e fruizione.

Nell'ambito di questa iniziativa l'Istituto per l'Archeologia Etrusco-Italica - a quel tempo diretto da Mauro Cristofani, prematuramente scomparso nel 1997 - ha proposto un progetto di ricerca dal titolo "Creazione di un modello di Sistema Informativo Archeologico e sua applicazione all'antica Cerveteri". Il cosiddetto Progetto Caere è nato con lo scopo di realizzare un sistema informativo archeologico per lo studio del territorio e del centro urbano dell'antica Cerveteri, dove l'Istituto conduce, fin dal 1982, regolari campagne di scavo e di ricognizione in collaborazione con la Soprintendenza ai Beni Archeologici dell'Etruria Meridionale.

In 1996 the Italian National Research Council (CNR) promoted a Special Project on the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage. Its aim was to foster the protection and exploitation of Italian national cultural patrimony, through knowledge, recording, restoration and conservation.

Under this initiative the Istituto per l'Archeologia Etrusco-Italica - at that time directed by Mauro Cristofani (1941-1997) - proposed a research project, which was subsequently approved. The title of the project is "Establishment of an Archaeological Information System model and its application to ancient Caere" (The Caere Project). Its purpose is to use an archaeological information system to study the ancient Etruscan town and territory of Cerveteri, where the Institute has been carrying out surveys and excavations since 1982 jointly with the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell'Etruria Meridionale.
Caere in Pleiades

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Archaeology Data Service / Digital Antiquity: Guides to Good Practice

[First posted in AWOL 15 May 2012. Updated 29 May 2013]

Archaeology Data Service / Digital Antiquity: Guides to Good Practice
This new and revised series of Guides to Good Practice have been produced as the result of a two-year collaborative project between the UK Archaeology Data Service and Digital Antiquity in the US. The project has encompassed important revisions of the existing six ADS Guides as well as the development of entirely new documents covering areas such as marine survey, laser scanning, close-range photogrammetry, digital audio and digital video. The project has involved previous Guides authors revising existing content alongside new authors, from both Europe and the US, also contributing to the development of the guides into new themes and areas. 

The project has been undertaken in collaboration with the Digital Antiquity initiative, a US-based project with the aim of enhancing the preservation of and access to digital records of archaeological investigations. A major aim of the Guides is to provide the basis for archaeological project workflows that will create digital datasets that can be archived and shared effectively by Digital Antiquity's tDAR archive and repository in the US and by the Archaeology Data Service in the UK. The development of the Guides involves close collaboration with teams in the US at both the University of Arkansas and Arizona State University. 

Other ADS projects have also fed into the revision and development of the Guides. ADS involvement in the European VENUS project has formed the basis of a guide focussed on marine survey. In addition, the incorporation of findings from the ADS Big Data project, together with the revision of the existing guide on aerial photography and remote sensing data, has seen a significant contribution to the guides from English Heritage funded projects. 

Previous versions of the ADS/AHDS Guides to Good Practice have been archived and are still available on the old Guides to Good Practice page.

Guides to Good Practice: Table of Contents#

The electronic publication of Oriental Institute Annual Reports is now complete

Announced 28 May 2013
The Oriental Institute Annual Report for years 1928, 1934, 1938-39, 1954-1959 are now available in the Acrobat Portable Document Format (pdf) . There are no Annual Reports for the intervening years. Links to its respective entries have been added to the homepages for numerous Institute archaeological and philological projects and departments. This completes the electronic publication of all Oriental Institute Annual Reports!

Oriental Institute Annual Reports 1928-1959
The print versions of the Oriental Institute Annual Report are available for members as one of the privileges of membership. They are not for sale to the general public. They contain yearly summaries of the activities of the Institute’s faculty, staff, and research projects, as well as descriptions of special events and other Institute functions.

For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LAWDI 2013 Websites

LAWDI 2013 Websites

Drew University and New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) will host the Linked Ancient World Data Institute (LAWDI) from May 30st to June 1st, 2013. The venue will be the Drew University campus in New Jersey. “Linked Open Data” is an approach to the creation of digital resources that emphasizes connections between diverse information on the basis of published and stable web addresses (URIs) that identify common concepts and individual items. LAWDI, funded by the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for Humanities, will bring together an international faculty of practitioners working in the field of Linked Data with twenty attendees who are implementing or planning the creation of digital resources. LAWDI’s intellectual scope is the Ancient Mediterranean and Ancient Near East, two fields in which a large and increasing number of digital resources is available, with rich coverage of the archaeology, literature and history of these regions. Many of these resources publish stable URIs for their content and so are enabling links and re-use that create a varied research and publication environment. LAWDI attendees will learn how to take advantage of these resources and also how to contribute to the growing network of linked scholarly materials. The organizers encourage applications from faculty, university staff, graduate students, librarians, museum professionals, archivists and others with a serious interest in creating digital resources for the study of the Ancient World. 
A list of websites associated with the participants the 2013 running of the Linked Ancient World Data Institute.

American Numismatic Society's MANTIS
Ancient World Mapping Center
The Ancient World Online
ASCSA Publications
Awld.js: A javascript library for Ancient World Linked Data, / awld-js
Beth Mardutho
DCMI Metadata Terms 
Digital library of late-antique latin texts
Dumbarton Oaks Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives
Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Seals Online Catalogue
ISAW Papers 
Körös Regional Archaeological Project (KRAP)
Open Context
ORACC: Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus
Penn Museum Collections Database
PerseusAlexander or Alexander the Paphlagonian
Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project,
Portable Antiquities Scheme
RAM3D - a digital archive of spatial data, imagery, and 3D visualizations
Severan Database Project 
Topographical Bibliography (Porter & Moss)
The Tumulus Mapping Archive
Yale Classics Library

and see also LAWDI 2013 Things to read

Interested persons near and far are encouraged to follow the twitter feed #lawdi

Open Access Journal: AnthroJournal

AnthroJournal: The Collegiate Journal of Anthropology
AnthroJournal is an open source journal of outstanding scholarly research papers and reports authored primarily by undergraduate and graduate college students. The content represents the results of extensive research undertaken by students during the course of their education. The material is free and open for public access, affording students with a global readership venue.  Content is acquired through student application and evaluated for quality before publication. See the "Paper Submission Procedure" tab at this website for instructions on how to apply. 

The Journal's first papers were published in the June and September, 2011 issues of Popular Archaeology Magazine.

Ancient History

Greek and Latin bilingualism beyond the upper class in the ancient Roman Principate

Greek and Latin bilingualism beyond the upper class in the ancient Roman Principate

Latin and Greek bilingualism during the ancient Roman Principate period was not the exclusive domain of the educated aristocracy. It was common across a broad spectrum of their society for various cultural and functional reasons.


The State That Never Was

The State That Never Was

Was the Indus Valley a state-level society?
Shell Fragmentation as an Indicator of Occupation Intensity at Shell-Bearing Sites: Narrows Inlet, British Columbia

Shell Fragmentation as an Indicator of Occupation Intensity at Shell-Bearing Sites: Narrows Inlet, British Columbia

The analysis of shell fragmentation across prehistoric or Paleo-Indian sites can tell us something about the nature and activity at those sites, a valuable tool to understanding the past.
Discussing Dark Age Greece: The Lost Community of Lefkandi

Discussing Dark Age Greece: The Lost Community of Lefkandi

This ancient site provides a unique window to understanding the less-known "Dark Ages" of ancient Greece.
Polychrome Pottery as Sociopolitical Tender in Pre-Columbian Maya Society

Polychrome Pottery as Sociopolitical Tender in Pre-Columbian Maya Society

The real value of Maya polychrome pottery far exceeds its beauty and craftsmanship.
The Tanning Industry of Medieval Britain

The Tanning Industry of Medieval Britain

Archaeological evidence shows that tanning, an essential part of the leather industry,was big in Medieval Britain.
Examining Class and Status of the Ancient Maya through Burial Analysis

Examining Class and Status of the Ancient Maya through Burial Analysis

How do archaeologists and anthropologists determine the class status of individuals in the ancient Maya world from their burial remains?

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) Updates

 Ninety three new works have been added to the TLG since Fall 2012
0540 LYSIAS Orat.
037 De caede Eratosthenis
038 Epitaphius
039 Contra Simonem
041 Pro Callia
042 In Andocidem
043 Areopagiticus
045 Pro milite
046 In Theomnestum
047 In Theomnestum II
048 In Eratosthenem
049 In Agoratum
050 In Alcibiadem 1
051 In Alcibiadem 2
052 Pro Mantitheo
056 Pro Polystrato
059 In Pancleonem
063 In Epicratem
064 In Ergoclem
065 In Philocratem
066 In Nicomachum
067 In Philonem
068 In Diogitonem
069 Olympiacus
071 Eroticus
072 Fragmenta orationum deperditarum in papyris vel apud scriptores antiquos cum titulo vel tituli indice servata
073 Argumenta orationum lysiacarum
074 Fragmenta orationum deperditarum papyracea sine titulo vel tituli indice plano servata
075 Fragmenta orationum deperditarum apud scriptores recentioris aetatis servata
076 Epistulae
077 Verba singula sub Lysiae nomine sine ulla mentione loci tradita
078 Apocrypha: fragmenta papyracea Lysiae a studiosis tributa
0638 Flavius PHILOSTRATUS Soph.
002 Heroicus (
290 $*PERI POIHMA/TWN &(lib. iii-iv) 
2578 JOANNES Poeta et Gramm.
003 Carmina anacreontea
002 Prolegomena in Hermogenis $PERI I)DEW=N& [Sp.] 
2714 THEODORUS STUDITES Theol. et Scr. Eccl.
012 Epitaphius in matrem suam
3005 ANDREAS Poeta et Scr. Eccl.
022 Homilia de exaltatione s. crucis 
3012 BASILIUS Achridenus Scr. Eccl.
001 Dialogi Anselmi Havelbergensis episcopi
002 Rescriptum ad papam Romanum, dominum Adrianum
003 Responsio ad interrogata de quibusdam nuptiis
004 Oratio funebris in imperatricem Irenem
3043 GEORGIUS Monachus Chronogr.
002 Chronicon breve
3115 SYMEON METAPHRASTES Hist., Biogr. et Hagiogr.
001 Chronicon breve
3116 SYMEON Neotheologus Theol. et Poeta
001 Epistula de confessione (olim sub auctore Joanne Damasceno) et aliae epistulae
3148 Eustathius ROMAEUS Legal.
001 $*PEI=RA& sive $*)EPITOMH NO/MWN& 
3187 GEORGIUS Gramm.
002 Carmina anacreontea
3192 Gregorius ACINDYNUS Scr. Eccl. et Epist.
005 Oratio contra Joannem Calecam
3209 Gregorius ANTIOCHUS Rhet.
007 Oratio funebris in Constantinum Apimpithium
008 Epistula ad Demetrium Tornicem 
3224 Nicolaus CABASILAS Theol. et Rhet.
009 De sacra liturgia et de vestimentis sacris
3287 Joannes EUGENICUS Theol.
024 Antirrheticus adversus decretum Concilii Florentini 
3354 ANTONIUS III STUDITES Epist. et Scr. Eccl.
003 Catecheses 1-4
004 Epistula ad Dorotheum
005 Precatio
3360 EUTHYMIUS Protasecretis Hagiogr.
003 Canon Theophylacti Nicomediensis
3372 GREGORIUS Sinaïta Theol.
001 Sermo de transfiguratione
002 Capita de quattuor hierarchiis
3373 Georgius TORNICES Rhet.
001 Orationes in honorem Georgii Xiphilini 
4028 STEPHANUS Byzantius Gramm.
004 Ethnica (Libri $*D&-$*I&)
4083 EUSTATHIUS Thessalonicensis Scr. Eccl. et Philol.
012 Exegesis in canonem iambicum 
001 $*SUNAGWGH LE/CEWN XRHSI/MWN& (Versio antiqua)
4225 Joannes III Ducas VATATZES Epist.
001 Epistula ad Gregorium papam 
4425 Joannes XENUS Biogr.
001 Vita e cod. Oxon. Bodl. (A.D. 15)
002 Vita e cod. Cissamensis (A.D. 1703)
4426 Constantinus PSALTOPULUS Rhet.
001 Oratio ad Michaelem Hagiotheodoritam
4429 LEO Achridensis Theol.
001 Capita de tentationibus et affectionibus (e cod. theol. gr. Vindob. 167 fol. 69r-72v)
002 Epistulae tres de azymis 
5004 EPIMERISMI Schol. et Gramm.
001 Epimerismi Homerici 
018 Scholia in Odysseam (libri $A_B&)
019 Scholia in Odysseam (libri$ G_D&) 
007 Scholia vetera in Sophoclis Electram
008 Scholia vetera in Sophoclis Trachinias
001 Anonymi versus creticus de vetere et novo testamento
002 $*ZH/NWN&
003 $*H QUSI/A TOU= *)ABRAA/M&
5503 Manuel BARUCHAS Legal.
001 Liber notarii Manueli Baruchae e Monasteracio Amarii
001 Erotopaignia (e manuscripto Londinense)
002 Erotopaignia (e manuscripto Meteorum)
003 Carmina popularia recentiora 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Open Access Journal: Living Past: Online Magazine of Experimental Archaeology and Ethnography

Living Past: Online Magazine of Experimental Archaeology and Ethnography
ISSN 2037-7142
Living Past is an online magazine of Experimental Archaeology published by the A.T.P.G. Society. Its contents include simple videos, documentaries and other multimedia features the authors have to attach to their articles. It is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
All the contents of this magazine are peer-reviewed by our referees.
All the contents of this magazine are peer-reviewed.

DRUDI S., Approccio alla balistica esterna di alcuni proiettili preistorici ed analisi funzionale dei supporti a dorso in selce provenienti del Riparo del Castello (PA) e conservati al Museo delle Origini (Rm)

STEFANO DRUDI (Independent Researcher)
Creative Commons License
YEAR: 2012
ABSTRACT- This research is focused on the functional analysis of some of the pointes à dos, which could have been used as projectile points, from Riparo del Castello (PA, Italia), which date to the final Epigravettian. During the experimental work, impacts have been experimentally reproduced and compared with those identified in the archaeological record. 
In particular, the author reproduced those points that show distinct and neat impacts, and used them for the creation of weapons which could have likely been used for hunting - javelin and arrow. At this point, he tested their ballistic, also verifying their ‘killing power’ and the various differences in damage patterns. The results show that two distinct functional types of tool can be identified among the backed pointed tools from Riparo del Castello: one which was used for manufacturing arrows and one for javelins.
NOTE: The paper is in Italian.
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