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New Book Brings 3D Technology to Ancient Cypriot Sculptures

Reposted from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is excited to announce the publication of Visualizing Votive Practice: Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura through 3D Models by Derek B. Counts, Erin Walcek Averett, Kevin Garstki, and Michael Toumazou. Visualizing Votive Practice […]

New Project Will Create The Internet of Samples

Open Context is participating in a 4-year cyberinfrastructure initiative that has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF has awarded the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and partner institutions $4 million to develop an innovative cyberinfrastructure that will integrate scientific samples into a digital data ecosystem: iSamples, the “Internet of Samples.” Lamont geoinformatics specialist Kerstin […]

DINAA Updates in 2019

DINAA currently documents 1,045,319 sites from 41 states, gathered either directly from agencies, through journal text-mining, or through links with museum collections and other online resources and repositories. DINAA holds annual workshops for researchers, museum and library representatives, tribal heritage experts, and data managers to help guide current and future work. The 2019 DINAA Workshop […]

New Publications Address Data Reuse in Archaeology

The latest issue of Advances in Archaeological Practice includes a special section with five papers on the theme of “Digital Data Reuse in Archaeology.” These are some of the first studies to move beyond data preservation to explore what people are actually doing with shared archaeological data. Here is a list of the papers, with […]

New Research Provides Insights into Sea-Level Rise and Archaeological Site Destruction

Today, the open access journal PLOS ONE published “Sea-level rise and archaeological site destruction: An example from the southeastern United States using DINAA (Digital Index of North American Archaeology)” (Anderson et al. 2017), a peer-reviewed article that projects how climate change driven sea-level rise will endanger over 13,000 recorded archaeological sites on the eastern seaboard […]