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Computational Archaeology – May links

I disappeared for a while as I was busy wrapping up the first draft of my thesis. Now it’s time to catch up on some blogging. Here are some links relevant to computational archaeology you may have missed during my absence:

  • What can we learn from computational archaeology: How stuff works has a short article explaining computational archaeology. These guys are awesome and have some great podcasts (such as stuff you should know).
  • VENUS Project – Virtual ExploratioN of Underwater Sites – This project aims to provide tools and methodologies aimed at the virtual exploration of underwater sites. The exploration of underwater sites is aided by the generation of 3D mapping and models that can be analysed. These guys use autonomous as well as remote operated underwater vehicles equipped with sonar and photogrammetry tools. Go read up on them, they do pretty awesome things.
  • Underwater robotics competition – If you tend to read this blog mainly due to the underwater robotics posts and  you’re near one of the listed locations this competition may be perfect for you. Build a robot to perform a variety of tasks. I see South Africa didn’t make it to the list of locations, but I also saw this too late to build a robot with my very limited engineering knowledge in one month (anyone need a programmer for theirs? :P). Even if you miss this year keep in mind the competition happens yearly.
  • Available jobs in underwater robotics: If you’re interested in underwater robotics there are a variety of available jobs at MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education).
  • Underwater robotics parts and kits: To get started with underwater robotics you can check out the MATE store 🙂 Time to save up.
  • Westcoast words: some books on building underwater robots you may be interested in.
  • NV State University Underwater Robotics Club: A group of students getting together to build underwater robots for fun. Definitely an extra-curricular activity I would have done.
  • Free online courses: Free online courses in various fields.
  • ROV3D Project: They have the ROV3D project’s goal is to develop automated proceedings of 3D surveys, dedicated to underwater environment, using acoustic and optic sensors
  • Comex:  Comex deal with underwater exploration in high depth
  • Computational Modelling Group: A group at the University of Southampton that deals with computational models for various fields, one of which is archaeology.
  • Eleftheria Paliou blog: An archaeologist’s blog that has various posts tagged as computational archaeology posts.
  • How long till archaeologists are benefitting from Google’s Project Tango?: This is a blog post about using Google’s project tango for archaeology. I wanted to write a post about this myself but found this one and commented on it instead.





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