Sunday, October 30, 2016

Open Access Monograph Series: Internet Archaeology E-Monograph Series

Internet Archaeology E-Monograph Series
Internet Archaeology is a journal but some articles are monograph length and they may contain 100s of images or link to or integrate large sets of data. These e-monographs have been brought together in one place to form an E-Monograph series. This is not a separate digital publication (all remain listed as articles in their respective issues) but our aim is to showcase and highlight these particularly large bodies of work and to remind potential authors of the publishing opportunities available via Internet Archaeology.
Monograph Number Author Title
1 David Dungworth Iron Age and Roman copper alloys from northern Britain
2 Christopher A. Snyder A gazetteer of Sub-Roman Britain (AD 400-600): The British sites
3 Phil Perkins Etruscan pottery from the Albegna Valley/Ager Cosanus Survey
4 Caroline Wickham-Jones and Magnar Dalland A small mesolithic site at Fife Ness, Fife, Scotland
5 Dominic Powlesland The West Heslerton Assessment
6 Michael Walker et al. Two SE Spanish Middle Palaeolithic Sites with Neanderthal Remains: Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo and Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar (Murcia province)
7 Kurt Hunter-Mann et al. Excavations on a Roman Extra-Mural Site at Brough-on-Humber, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
8 Martin Millett et al. The Ave Valley, northern Portugal: an archaeological survey of Iron Age and Roman settlement
9 Julian D. Richards Anglian and Anglo-Scandinavian Cottam: linking digital publication and archive
10 Damian Steptoe and W.B. Wood The Human Remains from HMS Pandora
11 Peter H.W. Bristow Behaviour and belief in mortuary ritual: attitudes to the disposal of the dead in southern Britain 3500 BC-AD 43
12 Jeremy Haslam Excavations at Cricklade, Wiltshire, 1975
13 Karen Hardy and Paul Sillitoe Material Perspectives: Stone Tool Use and Material Culture in Papua New Guinea
14 Steven Willis Samian Pottery, a Resource for the Study of Roman Britain and Beyond: the results of the English Heritage funded Samian Project. An e-monograph
15 Penelope M. Allison et al. Extracting the social relevance of artefact distribution in Roman military forts
16 Gail Falkingham A Whiter Shade of Grey: A new approach to archaeological grey literature using the XML version of the TEI Guidelines
17 George Geddes Vernacular Buildings of the Outer Hebrides 300 BC-AD 1930: Temporal comparison using archaeological analysis
18 Michael Given et al. Joining the Dots: Continuous Survey, Routine Practice and the Interpretation of a Cypriot Landscape
19 A. Clarke et al. Silchester Roman Town Insula IX: The Development of an Urban Property c. AD 40-50 - c. AD 250
20 J.S. Carrión et al. Quaternary pollen analysis in the Iberian Peninsula: the value of negative results
21 Julian D. Richards et al. Anglo-Saxon Landscape and Economy: using portable antiquities to study Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age England
22 Tim Williams The landscapes of Islamic Merv, Turkmenistan: Where to draw the line?
23 John Creighton et al. Becoming Roman in southern Burgundy: A field survey between Autun and Bibracte in the Arroux Valley (Saône-et-Loire), 2000-2003
24 Dominic Powlesland and Keith May DigIT: Archaeological Summary Report and Experiments in Digital Recording in the Field
25 Derek Hurst et al. Iron Age Settlement at Blackstone, Worcestershire: Excavations 1972, 1973 and 1977
26 Katherine Baker et al. Archaeological Investigations at the Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, UK
27 Nicola Terrenato et al. The S. Omobono Sanctuary in Rome: Assessing eighty years of fieldwork and exploring perspectives for the future
28 Emma Durham Depicting the gods: metal figurines in Roman Britain
29 Mark Atkinson and Stephen J. Preston Heybridge: A late Iron Age and Roman settlement. Excavations at Elms Farm 1993-5. Volume 2
Have you got an idea for an e-monograph? Visit our Guidelines for Authors for more information on how to submit a proposal.

Portraits du Fayoum

[First posted in AWOL 6 December 2013, updated 30 October 2016]

Portraits du Fayoum
Peints sur des plaquettes de bois précieux ou sur de la toile de lin, les portraits du Fayoum sont datés de la période romaine: du Ier au IVe siècle ap. J.-C.

Il en existe quelques milliers conservés dans les musées depuis que W. M. Flinders Petrie découvrit en mars 1888 "un immense cimetière d'époque romaine avec des chambres tombales en brique contenant encore les corps de leurs propriétaires". L'émotion le saisit lorsqu'il aperçoit, encore fixé sur sa momie, le premier portrait, "une jeune fille magnifiquement dessinée, dans de douces teintes grises.
 La majorité des portraits funéraires présentent les visages grandeur nature. Ils doivent assurer au défunt un visage dans l'au-delà identique à celui de sa vie sur terre. Ils sont très expressifs, même après 2000 ans d'oubli.
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125-150 ap. J.-C.


IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


2e quart IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


2e tiers IIe siècle ap. J.-C.
bois - cadre doré


253 - 268 ap. J.-C.


253 - 268 ap. J.-C.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sappho’s Poems Online

[First posted in AWOL 15 July 2011, updates 29 October 2016]

Sappho’s Poems
Sean B. Palmer
This is an attempt to collect Sappho's entire work together in one page — with Greek originals, succinct translations, and commentary.
[Portrait of Sappho]
When I first searched for Sappho's poems on the web, I found that most sites used out-of-date translations and numberings, with no original Greek. I wanted a complete work to peruse at leisure, with annotations and explanations throughout.
Whilst this page is still far from acheiving the goal of being a complete and readable edition of Sappho, it's still hopefully quite useful.
If you're new to Sappho, it's worth reading Wikipedia's introduction to her before starting on the poems. There's an awful lot of misinformation out there, so getting a good feel for the biographical and textual issues before you start on the poems will probably help you to enjoy them more.

Wörterbuch der Ägyptischen Sprache facsimile Online

[First posted in AWOL 1 February 2014, updated 29 October 2016]

WÖRTERBUCH DER AEGYPTISCHEN SPRACHE im Auftrage der deutschen Akademien hrsg. von Adolf Erman und Hermann Grapow. Bd. I-V.

Unveränderter Nachdruck. Berlin, 1971

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Словарь разбит на файлы в соответствии с алфавитным порядком. В тех случаях, когда конец одной буквы и начало другой приходятся на одну страницу, эта страница в соответствующих файлах повторяется. Файлы объемом свыше 5 мб разделены на две части.

Тома I-V отсканированы и предоставлены в наше распоряжение Еленой Певчевой.
Том VII отсканировал и предоставил в наше распоряжение мистер D. Charles Pyle (Salt Lake City, USA).

Bd. I Bd. II Bd. III Bd. IV Bd.V

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Bd. VI
Deutsch-Aegyptisches Wörterverzeichnis.
Berlin-Leipzig, 1950.
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Rücklaufiges Wörterverzeichnis.
Berlin, 1971.
S. 1-67 [.pdf 3,35 мб] S. 68-132 [.pdf 3,11 мб]

Berlin, 1940 (II), 1951 (III), 1953 (IV, V), 1958 (I).

Все тома приложений, за исключением тома II, имеющего особую структуру, разделены на 2 части: текстовую (pt1) и иероглифическую (pt2).
Внутри каждой части файлы разбиты по объему.

II, III и IV тома отсканированы и предоставлены в наше распоряжение Владиславом Киселевичем.

Bd. I Bd. II Bd. III Bd. IV Bd.V

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Goodspeed Manuscript Collection, University of Chicago Library

 [First poseted in AWOL 15 March 2013, updated 29 March 2016]

Goodspeed Manuscript Collection
The Edgar J. Goodspeed Manuscript Collection comprises 68 early Greek, Syriac, Ethiopic, Armenian, Arabic, and Latin manuscripts ranging in date from the 5th to the 19th centuries. The acquisition of these hitherto unknown manuscripts was spearheaded by Edgar J. Goodspeed in the first half of the twentieth century in order to support new scholarship in the humanities.

With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grants for Libraries - Building Digital Resources program, the University of Chicago Library is creating a unique digital resource based on this collection. All 68 New Testament manuscripts and an additional 114 papyri fragments will be digitized in their entirety and presented with high-quality zoomable images through an interface that supports browsing within individual manuscripts and across the collection. The Goodspeed Manuscript Collection Project continues the scholarly tradition of the Goodspeed Collection itself and will support new types of research and teaching made possible by digital technologies.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Open Access Monograph Series: Münchener Beiträge zur Papyrusforschung und antiken Rechtsgeschichte

[First posted AWOL 6 May 2015, updated 28 October 2016]

Münchener Beiträge zur Papyrusforschung und antiken Rechtsgeschichte
ISSN: 0936-3718
Die Veröffentlichungen der papyrologisch-rechtshistorischen Reihe, die 1915 von Leopold Wenger begründet wurde, behandeln die Themen Recht, Politik, Wirtschaft und Verwaltung in antiken Kulturen, insbesondere in ptolemäischer und hellenistischer Zeit. Insgesamt wurden bislang 109 Bände dieser Zeitschriftenreihe veröffentlicht (Stand Mai 2014), wovon ein Großteil noch lieferbar ist.

This papyrus studies series, founded in 1915 by Leopold Wenger, contributes to scholarship on the law, politics, economy and administration of ancient civilisations, notably the Ptolemaic and Hellenistic periods. So far (as of May 2014) more than 100 books have been published, most of them are still available.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Open Access Classical Studies Books from Verlag C.H.Beck

[First posted in AWOL 17 June 2016, updated 27 October 2016]

Classical Studies Books from Verlag C.H.Beck in Open Edition
Der Verlag C.H.Beck, gegründet im Jahr 1763, zählt zu den großen und traditionsreichen Namen im deutschen Verlagswesen. Sein Programm umfasst mehr als 9.000 lieferbare Titel und 70 Zeitschriften zu unterschiedlichsten Themen aus den Bereichen Recht, Geschichte, Theologie, Altertums¬wissenschaften, Literaturgeschichte, Kunstgeschichte, Naturwissenschaften und Wirtschaft. Mit einer jährlichen Produktion von bis zu 1.500 Neuerscheinungen und mehr als 14.000 Autoren rangiert der Verlag auch quantitativ unter den großen deutschen Buch- und Zeitschriftenverlagen. Der Hauptsitz des Verlags ist in München, Dependancen befinden sich in Warschau, Prag, Basel, Bukarest und Bratislava. Seit den späten 1980er Jahren erweitert C.H.Beck seine Publikationstätigkeit um den Bereich des elektronischen Publizierens.
In dieser Schriftenreihe werden unterschiedliche Themen der Altertumswissenschaften, vor allem aus dem Bereich der Klassischen Philologie, aber auch der Alten Geschichte, Philosophie und der Geschichte des Faches behandelt.
Begründet wurde die Reihe 1951. Sie wird derzeit von Eckard Lefèvre und Gustav Adolf Seeck in Verbindung mit Thomas Baier und Dieter Timpe herausgegeben. Aktuell sind 148 Bände erschienen (Stand Mai 2014), die zum großen Teil noch lieferbar sind.

Die Veröffentlichungen der papyrologisch-rechtshistorischen Reihe, die 1915 von Leopold Wenger begründet wurde, behandeln die Themen Recht, Politik, Wirtschaft und Verwaltung in antiken Kulturen, insbesondere in ptolemäischer und hellenistischer Zeit. Insgesamt wurden bislang 109 Bände dieser Zeitschriftenreihe veröffentlicht (Stand Mai 2014), wovon ein Großteil noch lieferbar ist.

Homer and the Papyri

 [First posted in AWOL 16 May 2011, updated 27 October 2016]

Homer and the Papyri


Homer and the Papyri, first created by Professor Dana Sutton of the University of California, Irvine, is here published in a second electronic edition. The edition consists of a database of Homeric papyri published prior to the year 2004.

Homer & the Papyri Editors and Advisors

Editor in Chief: Gregory Nagy, Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies

Editor Emeritus: Dana F. Sutton, The University of California, Irvine

A note to users about the Homer and the Papyri database

The database archived here was created in 2002 by Michael Jones, with the cooperation and supervision of the Stoa Consortium, edited at that time by Anne Mahoney and Ross Scaife. The database is now more than a decade old and has not been updated since 2003. Instead, complete editions of Homeric papyri are now being published as part of the Homer Multitext project. What follows is an overview of the current functionality of the two major types of searches available in this archived version of Homer and the Papyri.

Searching for variants: Users may search for variants by specifying Iliad or Odyssey, book number, or a particular witness, as described on the Homer and the Papyri Help page and in the Introduction.

Searching and generating lists of papyrus witnesses: Lists of Homeric papyri (regardless of whether or not they contain variants) can be generated by the database for the Iliad and Odyssey by simply choosing the title and selecting the "search witnesses" button. This list cannot be further specified. 
More Information
Read Information on the Present Edition
Read the Introduction to the Previous Web-based Edition of Homer and the Papyri

Read the Letter from Gregory Nagy to Dana Sutton, which created the present edition of Homer and the Papyri
How to Contribute
Homer and the Papyri is now part of the Homer Multitext. If you would be interested in contributing XML editions of Homeric papyri to the project, please contact the project editors, Casey Dué and Mary Ebbott. All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and credited to their editor(s).

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE) News

RIC 9 published to OCRE
RIC volume 9 has been published to Online Coinage of the Roman Empire. This represents about 1,700 types and 3,200 subtypes. In total, there are now more than 43,000 Roman Imperial coin types in OCRE, spread over half a millennium from Augustus to Zeno. This was a huge undertaking with many collaborators from the ANS and DAI, as well as contributors of data from more than a dozen American and European cultural heritage institutions. Without generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, we may never have completed this project, which will officially come to a close in December. Since publishing the types to OCRE yesterday, I have begun the process of harvesting relevant coins from partner institutions. The British Museum alone has contributed an additional 11,600 RIC 9 coins to OCRE, and the total number of physical specimens linked into the project stands around 93,000. We hope to surpass 100,000 when the ANS and Fitzwilliam Museum coins are added soon.

Despite the official "end" of the project (with respect to meeting the specifications of the original NEH grant application), the project will continue to evolve in a variety of ways. We anticipate aggregating content from more partners, especially from the archaeological community. There are more than 200,000 Roman Imperial coins in the Portable Antiquities Scheme, but so far barely over 300 have been linked to OCRE URIs. I am continuing to build more sophisticated analysis and visualization interfaces. These advancements have been implemented directly in, but I anticipate porting these code updates into OCRE and various other Numishare-based coin type projects. We also plan to unveil two new features by the end of this year: an intuitive coin type identification interface that non-specialists (collectors or archaeologists working in the field) might use to identity coins, and a faceted search function for architecture depicted on Roman coinage (which extends into Republican coins in CRRO).

While the NEH funding was instrumental in the development of OCRE specifically, the open source code and the workflows we developed for this project have had an impact on our ability to publish similar online type corpora. In 2015, we saw the release of Coinage of the Roman Republic Online and PELLA. Since the multilingual and visualization functionality are inherent to Numishare, our other projects benefit from the funding the NEH invested directly into OCRE. One of these, obviously, is the Egyptian National Library collection of Islamic coinage, which is available in both English and Arabic

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

David Kennedy's 'Kites in Arabia' iBook now free to download

Publications - 'Kites in Arabia' iBook now free to download
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Back in 2014 we launched an iBook that brought together a lot of our research on Kites (see our blog 

The iBook is now FREE TO DOWNLOAD!

You may also be interested in the following:
The Global Kites Project:
Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy Special Issue Desert Kites - Old Structures, New Research: (Pay Wall)

You can browse thousands of photographs of Kites from Jordan in our archive.




In this book, Professor David Kennedy explores all aspects of kites and related structures from their basic function to more elaborate arrays of kites. Together with examples and case studies, he explores all aspects of these intriguing structures and the methods being employed to better understand them. In particular, the use of aerial archeology techniques from airborne photography in the early days to today’s use of Google Earth and similar tools.

Prior to the aerial crossing of the Jordanian desert and lava fields of the early 20th Century, little was known in the Western world of the structures built from the basalt boulders which became known as kites. News of these structures were published in the journal Antiquity and speculation began on their purpose, composition and the various styles of structure which were being observed. Kites are formed from walls built from these boulders and form a head or enclosure and a run of walls which flow out for up to more than a kilometre.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Open Access Archaeology Fund

Because it is Open Access Week, and because Internet Archaeology and the Archaeology Data Service are both 20 years old AWOL urges you to support the Open Access Archaeology Fund:

Open Access Archaeology Fund
By giving to the Open Access Archaeology Fund you help to reduce the barriers to open archaeological research and advance knowledge of our shared human past.
To mark our shared 20th anniversary year, Internet Archaeology and the Archaeology Data Service have combined forces to launch the Open Access Archaeology Fund, with the specific aim of supporting the publishing and archiving costs of researchers who have no means of institutional support. We are asking you to support our efforts by pledging a recurring or single gift.

We are grateful for all gifts and to say thank you, everyone who donates over £25 will receive a token of our appreciation - one of our highly desirable red USB trowels. A limited number of special edition orange and purple trowels are also available for those who make donations of between £50-£74.99 (orange) and £75 and over (purple).

A row of coloured USB trowels OUSB trowels
Please allow at least 4 weeks for delivery of your trowel.

Fund allocation

Funds will be prioritised to those without means of institutional support, namely early career researchers and independent scholars who deposit an archive with ADS or who have been accepted for publication in Internet Archaeology. As the Fund develops, we will publish on this page the total raised and a list of the articles and archives assisted by your generosity.

Thank you for your support.