Quite a few news have gathered since the last news post, here they are:
- New York Public Library Invites a Deep Digital Dive: Digital content and APIs to be made availably by the New York Public library.
- Archaeology From Above: Article explaining LIDAR for archaeology
- Estonia launches robot for underwater archaeology [Video]: Youtube video about U-cat robot
- Muons and drone-mounted lasers probe for secret rooms in Egypt’s pyramids: X-rays of the pyramids to be taken to find hidden chambers.
- Roman Gold Mining from the Air: LIDAR reveals Roman gold mine
- 3D imaging the Assyrian reliefs at the british museum: from the 1850s to today: A blog post about the CyArk team scanning the British Museum’s collection using LIDAR, structured-light and photogrammetry.
- Hominins Ate Tortoises in Israel’s Qesem Cave: Bones show tortoises were cooked and eaten in Israel. 3D models shown as the article’s images.
- Study Links Population Collapse and Ecological Changes: LIDAR technology and tree-ring data used to assess the impact of the population collapse on forest fires in the region, to estimate the number of people who once lived in Ancestral Jemez village ruins.
- Magical Folktales May Date to the Bronze Age: Folktale database analysed to determine the relationship between languages and folktales
- German Submarine Discovered Off England’s Eastern Coast: 60 shipwrecks plus a submarine discovered by scanning the seabed
- Mutations Accumulated During Early Migrations Out of Africa: next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to examine the genomes of individuals from various African countries.
- Rock Art in Italian Alps Recorded in 3-D: 3-D technology used to record the rock art of the Valcamonica Valley
- Nineteenth-Century Shipwreck Discovered in Indian Ocean: Another article mentioning how the search for Malaysian flight has lead to the discovery of a 19th century shipwreck using sonar.
- DNA Technologies Will Be Used to Identify Vietnam War Dead: I can’t really elaborate more on this, the title is already accurate.
- New Labor-Saving Software Developed for Archaeologists: Software created for archaeologists to aid analysis of stone tools
- Historic Ship’s Hull Unearthed in Alexandria, Virginia: 3-D laser scanning equipment used to record remains of a ship found in Alexandria
- Urban Scratch-off: overlays old aerial images over new maps
- Street View then and now: Compare 1911 photos to 2015 street view
- The Green book: Data extracted from the old Green Book for travellers
- Stereogram for cardboard: Google cardboard application to explore 3D models of historical sites. An article on the library used.
- Fossil Finder: A project to annotate fossils in images to create a dataset for training neural networks
- Papyri Info: Aims to display multiple digital papyrological resources in a scholarly web resource
- Advanced Papyrological Information System: Virtual library providing access to a papyrological collection
- ARROWS project: georeferenced 3D from images taken in Cala Minnola: An old linked in update from the ARROWS project that I forgot to add to old lists.
- Sea Technology Services: Cape Town based Oceanographic Engineering and Services company that provides autonomous underwater robotics.
- Formentera Underwater Archaeology Research Project: Aims to research, protect and disseminate the maritime cultural heritage under UNESCO 2001 convention precepts
- Micro Pasts: Collaboration platform for archaeological/historical research projects
- Transcribe Bentham: Online initiative to transcribe the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham
- Ancient Pottery Database: Database of Egyptian, Asian and Aegian pottery
- Unearthed in 2015, Part 1: Podcast mentioning historical news, including various mentions of computational archaeology applications
- Aerial Digital Archaeological & Preservation: A research group focused on software for Historians, Archaeologists and Anthropologists, Geologists and institutions specialized in Heritage Preservation
- Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology: a general course on marine archaeology
Here are some twitter accounts i’ve followed lately for their content relevant to computational archaeology: