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ADS - New Collections
June 2010: Developing Magnetometer Techniques to Identify Submerged Archaeological Sites
Marine magnetic surveying has become a standard technique for mapping the location of ferrous material on the seabed. The aim of the project was to acquire a better understanding of magnetic data and thus develop our ability to interpret these data with increased confidence.
25 May 2016
ADS
November 2011: York Archaeology wins Queen's Anniversary Prize
The Department of Archaeology at York University, which hosts the ADS, has been given a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Introduced following the 40th Anniversary of the Queen's reign in 1992, the prizes, which rank alongside the Queen's Awards for Industry are awarded biennially for 'work of exceptional quality and of broad benefit either nationally or internationally'. This is the fifth to be conferred on the university in 15 years, only the second time it has been awarded to a whole Department.
24 May 2016
Google Maps Mania
The Rio Olympics - Inside & Out
This past week both Mapbox and Google have been looking forward to the 2016 Rio Olympics. In doing so they also both playing to their mapping strengths. Mapbox's Rio 2016 takes you on a mapped tour around the 32 venues of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The map uses DigitalGlobe's latest high resolution satellite imagery to take you on a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro and the venues being used in
17 May 2016
Megalithic Portal
Heracleion

Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds - the British Museum launches its first major exhibition of underwater archaeology, opening 19th May. Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city) is a city lost between legend and reality. Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It had also a religious importance because of the temple of Amun, which played an important role in rites associated with dynasty continuity. The city was founded probably around the 8th century BC, underwent diverse natural catastrophes, and finally sunk entirely into the depths of the Mediterranean in the 8th century AD.
16 May 2016
The Map Room
The Vatican’s Gallery of Maps
15 May 2016
Open Objects
April news in crowdsourcing, citizen science, citizen history

Another quick post with news on crowdsourcing in cultural heritage, citizen science and citizen history in April(ish) 2016… Acceptances for our DH2016 Expert Workshop: Beyond The Basics: What Next For Crowdsourcing? have been sent out. If you missed the boat, don’t panic! We’re taking a few more applications on a rolling basis to allow for … Continue reading April news in crowdsourcing, citizen science, citizen history

The post April news in crowdsourcing, citizen science, citizen history appeared first on Open Objects.

30 Apr 2016
mapperz blog
Geologic Map of Alaska
Geologic Map of Alaska "A new digital geologic map of Alaska released January 5th provides land users, managers and scientists geologic information for the evaluation of land use...

Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
05 Jan 2016
Wessex Archaeology: Events
Archaeology Open Day - Rochester

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Wessex Archaeology London & South East will be holding an Open Day on 
 
Saturday 4 July 2015, 
between 11am and 3pm.
 
Come along and experience what it is like to be a real archaeologist and see what goes on behind the scenes! There is no need to book and the open day is free of charge. Follow the link to our flyer for more information or contact Marie Kelleher at m.kelleher@wessexarch.co.uk
 
By Marie Kelleher
 
 
 
11 May 2015
Archaetech
Without a federal UK, a reluctant ‘Yes’
Like many other Scots resident outside Scotland, I have been following the referendum intently with a mixture of pride, envy and angst. Proud that as a nation it has engaged so fully in debate, envy that I (rightly) couldn’t take part, and angst because even now I find it hard to decide upon a vote I […]
17 Sep 2014
UK Archaeology Conferences
In, Out and In Between: Dynamics of Cultural Borders
17/10/2012-19/10/2012: Session focussing on dialectical relations between culture, social relations and landscape, with special interest in the reflections of ethnic boundaries in material culture..
03 Jul 2012
Computing, GIS and Archaeology in the UK
Portable GIS vs OSGeo Live
Over the last couple of weeks, a few people have asked me the same question, which is (to paraphrase) “what’s the difference between Portable GIS and OSGeo Live or USB GIS?”. You get asked something once, and that’s fine, but more than that and it’s worth a blog post! The main difference between the two [...]
23 Mar 2012
Archaeology News
Scientists discover Oetzi's last meal
Oetzi's body was discovered in 1991 inside a glacier near the mountainous border between Italy and Austria, where it had been naturally mummified about 5300 years ago. Previous analysis concluded...
18 Dec 2011
Professional GIS / GPS Developers Google Group
New stable version of gvSIG Desktop available: gvSIG 1.9
A new stable version of gvSIG Desktop has been released: gvSIG Desktop
1.9.

It's available on the Downloads section of the gvSIG website:
[link].

This new version has many new features which are listed next.

12 Nov 2009
Online Archaeology Blog
OPEN ARCHIVE - a new web based system for accessing our past
The wealth of information gathered by local archaeological groups and societies on excavations, surveys and documentary research is one of the important sources of data for the study of archaeology in the UK. Currently, this archive of British archaeology is stored locally, within libraries and local history centres as well as with the originating group [...]
16 Sep 2009
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