Articles by Daniel Pett

Preparing the British Museum Bronze Age index for transcription

Originally published at: Since late 2013, the MicroPasts team has been preparing the British Museum‘s (BM) Bronze Age Index to be the first offering on our crowd-sourcing platform. This corpus consists of around 30,000 (roughly A4 sized) cards (holding information going back to as early as 1913).  The majority of…

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CAA2014 Paris

Paper 1: Archaeology at Large: embracing massive audiences through online applications Paper 2: Making the links to Portable Antiquities Scheme data

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Lost Change: mapping coins from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Today sees the launch of Lost Change, an innovative and experimental application that allows coins found within England and Wales and recorded through the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), to be visualised on an interactive, dual-mapping interface. This tool enables people to interrogate a huge dataset (over 300,000 coin records can be…

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