Tag Archives: Museum

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!

Great site on Museography around the world

16 Mar

Hey guys,

Fuerte de San Juan Ulua, MexicoJust a quick note to share with you a site about Museums and all related to them around the world.

I’m proud to say that this space is from the National Museum of Cultures,  INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico) and you can download their magazine also there. It covers very different topics and geographic areas but it deals with things like colonial American fortifications,  history of the Caribbean, Spanish prehistory, Colonial America, History of Slavery and others…

Soon I’ll be writing about visibility analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and other statistical tests 😉

Enjoy 🙂

QR Codes for Artifacts

7 Feb

Hey guys,

I found this news today and I think is a brilliant idea to have QR codes in the archaeological findings. In my experience the usual codes you have to write in pottery sherds (at least in the case of some museums in Spain) have become rather long so this is a great solution to that as well. I don’t know how much this could be a substitute of the usual codes, the only thing I suspect is that you will have to be really careful not to loose the tag… 😀

Spanish artifactsQR Code

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