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Book: Thinking Beyond the Tool. Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process

15 Feb

Hey guys,

Just a quick note to let you know that our book  “Thinking Beyond the Tool: archaeological computing and the interpretive process” (cover by Javier Pereda) is already in press.

The idea of putting together this book was inspired by the session ‘Thinking beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process’, which was held at the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference in Bristol (17-19 December 2010). The book postulates that archaeological computing has become an integral part of the interpretive process for inquiring and disseminating the past and includes:

  • 12 theoretically informed chapters on a variety of computational methodologies used in archaeology and heritage
  • an introduction by the editors (Costas Papadopoulos, Angeliki Chrysanthi and myself)
  • a commentary by Jeremy Huggett
The book will be out by the end of March and those of you coming to the CAA2012 keep an eye for it at the Archaeopress stand! Many thanks to all those – both authors and reviewers- who have contributed to this!

Antes de los mapas: navegación y orientación terrestre en la Prehistoria Reciente Ibérica

25 Mar

Hi guys, I just published recently a short article about terrestrial navigation, orientation and wayfinding during prehistory.

The article is in Spanish and is intended for a wide audience, but if you are interested in these matters, let me know, as my research deals precisely with all this 🙂

Patricia Murrieta Flores, David W. Wheatley, Leonardo García Sanjuán (2011)
Antes de los mapas: navegación y orientación terrestre en la Prehistoria Reciente Ibérica. PH: Boletín del Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico, Año nº 19, Nº 77, págs. 85-88.

Sound Mapping & Map Projection manual

18 Feb

Hey guys!

I hope you had a good week.

This is just a quick note to share this article about how different projects are mapping a diversity of sounds in many parts of the world. I think this is a great idea and one of the theoretical discussions I enjoy the most is precisely how we can integrate intangible variables into computer models within archaeology. I suspect this kind of material will probably become a very important source of information in the future.

About other things, today I also found a very nice (and free) manual about map projections from the USGS.

Have a great weekend 😀

 

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