archaeology

Cambridge Festival of Ideas: 3D

Yesterday at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, I led a session to teach members of the public how to create 3D models using Structure from Motion. 20 people attended and I hope enjoyed and learnt new things. The training materials for the workshop are on Github pages and some of…

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#digidoc2018

The digidoc logo

Last week in Stirling, the epicentre of digital cultural imaging in Scotland’s burgeoning cultural heritage scene, the amazing Engine Shed team organised three days of slick presentations, magic, dancing and whisky that made DigiDoc 2018. (Is that breathless enough for you?)

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Preparing the British Museum Bronze Age index for transcription

Originally published at: http://research.micropasts.org/2014/04/30/preparing-the-index/ 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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Yesterday UCL’s Institute of Archaeology (which incidentally is top ranked archaeological institution in the UK) hosted a workshop of papers centred around archaeological engagement using digital technologies and the development and implementation of strategy to achieve this. The conference/workshop was badged under the Centre for Audio Visual Study and Practice…

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Day of archaeology 2011

The Day of Archaeology Qr code One of the projects that I’m working on, alongside some other digital archaeologists (Lorna Richardson, Matthew Law, Jess Ogden, Stu Eve, Andrew Dufton and Tom Goskar) is the “The Day of Archaeology 2011”, a social media based project that will allow archaeologists working all…

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Portable Antiquities Scheme site wins an award

Museums and the web logo The Portable Antiquities Scheme website, which I rebuilt over a period of around 10 months from 2009 – March 2010 has just won an award at the international ‘Museums and the Web’ conference held in Philadelphia. I originally entered the Scheme’s website just to try…

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Palestine Exploration Fund flickrstream

Over the last few days, I have been adding a selection of the Palestine Exploration Fund‘s extensive image collection to a Flickr profile. The aim of this, was to try and make more people aware of some of the gems that the Fund has within the collection in Hinde Mews….

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