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Johannesburg Meetup with guest speaker on microtomography

I am organising another computational archaeology meetup in Johannesburg on the 21st of November. This time the company that I work for (Entelect) is sponsoring a venue and pizza! This post aims at going a bit more in depth on the topics that will be discussed as well as on the guest speaker and how this […]

Exploring museums with Google Maps

My husband was exploring Berlin through Google Maps Streetview. He came to show me that Streetview in Berlin allows you to explore inside quite a few shops. While we virtually walked around Berlin together we got to Museum Island, where most of the museums in Berlin are situated. We then decided to see if we can go inside […]

Computational Archaeology Meetup in Johannesburg

Hello fellow digital humanities enthusiasts living in/near Johannesburg South Africa. I’ve decided to start a computational archaeology  meetup group. In this meetup I hope to encourage a larger interaction between digital humanities enthusiasts in South Africa. Depending on the interest we can either have a relaxed discussion or set up some presentations. Here is the link to […]

Crafting Digital History Course starting

A few blog posts ago I mentioned that Shawn Graham from the Electric Archaeology blog will be presenting a course  which is freely open to anyone. This course is called Crafting Digital History and it will commence on the 11th of January. There is an opportunity to gain official credits as well if you want, you can read more […]

Computational Archaeology Lego

Yes, this post is as silly as it sounds, but it was necessary ^^. It was my birthday recently and my partner wrote me a story about a marine archaeologist using an ROV to discover a treasure. He played this out with little Lego pieces, including a Lego ROV. Here is a picture of this […]

Computational Archaeology News and Articles – November 2015

There have been quite a few computational archaeology related articles lately. Here’s a list: Khaled al-Asaad, The Martyr Of Palmyra: Mentions the use of satellite images to confirm the destruction of the Temple of Bel Oldest Roman military fort: airborne lasers uncover fort from 178BC: LIDAR used to discover Roman forts. Mysterious Ancient Geoglyphs Discovered […]

Computational Archaeology news and links for many overdue months

It has been a while since a news post, so some of these might not really be “new”s, but rather interesting articles in the field that you might have missed. Additionally there are some old projects or articles I have only ran into now which I am posting along with the news. Here’s the first batch. […]

Computational archaeology during my trip through Turkey

I disappeared for a couple of months, I am sorry about that. I was busy on a road trip around Turkey, moving to another city and starting a new job. A lot of exciting things have been happening. In December two friends, my partner and I flew to turkey and hired a car. Our road trip […]

Free online archaeology course starting now

Coursera has a vast amount of interesting topics taught by some great lecturers and tutors. An archaeology course, which I think I have mentioned before, started again yesterday. This course is called “Recovering the Humankind’s Past and Saving the Universal Heritage” and can be accessed here. The course consists of the following sections: The recovery of […]

Archaeological drones

Drones are the new thing. They are being used for various purposes across the world. For example: Amazon has been doing research on using drones for delivery of Amazon packages, Drones have been used in Russia to deliver pizza, Drones have been used in South Africa to drop beer for people at the Oppikoppi music festival (I was […]