Website Review: PaleoDB

Full Name: The Paleobiology Database URL: http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl Content: Global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age, as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data entry page Authorship: John Alroy, project coordinator (University of California, Santa Barbara); individual international contributors Host/Maintenance: National Center for […]

Website Review: NADB

Full Name: National Archeological Database URL: http://www.nps.gov/history/archeology/TOOLS/Nadb.htm (or http://www.cast.uark.edu/home/research/archaeology-and-historic-preservation/archaeological-informatics/national-archaeological-database.html) Content: searchable bibliographic inventory of 350,000+ “grey literature” reports on archeological investigation and planning in the US according to information provided by esp. State Historic Preservation Offices and federal agencies; county-level-averaged maps of site distribution, citation densities, etc.; searchable database of permits planned Authorship: National Park […]

Website Review: Çatalhöyük

Full Name: Çatalhöyük Databases On-Line URL: http://www.catalhoyuk.com/database/catal/ Content: collection of databases containing comprehensive field notes, data, artifacts, etc. from the ongoing excavations (1993-present) Authorship: Çatalhöyük Research Project, director Ian Hodder (Stanford University) Host/Maintenance: University of Cambridge, UK; University of Cambridge (UK) and Museum of London (UK); continuously updated Permanence/Archiving: no information (there is a mention […]

Archaeological Communities Online (Part 2)

In the 1st part of this post, I discussed the affiliation of archaeological communities by looking at their top domain names. I also gave some examples of different kinds of communities and related societies/associations. Today, I will share some thoughts about how these communities overlap, how they may be contained within larger organizations, etc. This […]

Website Review: Perseus 4.0

Full Name: Perseus Digital Library (Perseus Hopper) URL: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/ Content: Originally a repository of Greco-Roman texts, art and archaeology but now as much other material, i.e., 19th-century American sources, issues of the Richmond Times Dispatch, Renaissance materials, even some Arabic and ancient Germanic texts; current research centers on personalization: organizing what you see to meet […]

Website Review: ADS

Full Name: The Archaeology Data Service URL: http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/ Content: An integrated metadata search facility for information about archaeological interventions, sites and monuments in the UK; project archives with data available for download; special collections where discrete data sets can be queried using online tools; library resources such as digitized pamphlets, books and journals, bibliographic databases, […]

Short survey on Web tools

We’re conducting a short survey about what types of web tools archaeologists currently use in their work (as well as tools they wish they could use!). If you have a spare 10 minutes or so, we would very much value your feedback about how you use web technologies in your work. The qualitative responses are […]

Archaeological Communities Online (Part 1)

Affiliation When you type in “archaeology” or “archeology” in Google search, you find a plethora of web sites and pages (25 million and counting) but who actually produces these? Which groups within the larger archaeological community produce online content? Do they overlap? Do they work together? Are they interlinked? Actually, a lot of these search […]