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Museology February 6, 2009

Posted by Darren in Archaeology, Heritage.
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Museology’ is an online ejournal published by the University of the Aegean. It examines new ways of presenting museum exhibits and collections. At December 2008 the journal has four issues online, containing full-text papers (mostly in English), with titles such as: ‘The Presence of Visitors in Virtual Museum Exhibitions’; ”An Architecture of Rewards’: A New Poetics to Exhibition Design?’; ‘New Technologies in Museums’; ‘Text for Museums and Exhibitions: A Discussion on Methodology and Applications’; and ‘Ecological Considerations of Museum Education in the Greek Context’. (more…)

Soilscapes January 30, 2009

Posted by Darren in Archaeology, Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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soil2The National Soil Resources Institute is offering free access to “Soilscapes”, a 1:250,000 soil dataset covering England and Wales. It provides an excellent basis for understanding many of the environmental conditions affecting any site in England or Wales and the reports are useful for geographers, geologists, archaeologists, environmental scientists, biologists, ecologists and more.

Museological review May 30, 2008

Posted by Darren in Archaeology.
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Museological review is an online journal edited by research students at the University of Leicester’s Department of Museum Studies. The journal aims to provide a forum for a research community frequently split across many diciplines. Topics covered are as varied as archaeology, cultural heritage, contemporary art, science and anthropology. The website includes the current issue and back issues as PDF files. Issue 12 (2007) includes the proceedings of the AHRC-sponsored conference, ‘Material Culture, Identities and Social Inclusion’, which took place in Leicester early in 2006.

British Museum research May 30, 2008

Posted by Darren in Archaeology, Art and Design.
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This part of the British Museum website details individual research projects and includes subjects in the fields of archaeology, art history, anthropology, world cultures and museology. Additionally, the website makes available a limited number of fulltext research publications as well as bibliographic details of all the museums publications. The pages also include a link to the Museum’s online collections database of its two dimensional pictorial art holdings, and details of the Museum’s own archives and Paul Hamlyn reference library.

Silbury Hill January 18, 2008

Posted by Darren in Archaeology.
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An English Heritage site, Silbury Hill web page contains much information, including through the ‘Latest News’ link, regular pdf file updates on the current conservation process.

Current Archaeology October 19, 2007

Posted by Darren in Archaeology.
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We now have login details to the Current Archaeology website via a user name and password which will for the next few months give us “unlimited access to all the back issues of Current Archaeology up until the most recent few issues”. It runs from Issue 1 1967.

For  the url, log in and password details please contact the Enquiries Desk

Digital Egypt for universities August 9, 2007

Posted by Darren in Archaeology.
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The website provides much information about ancient Egyptian culture especially useful to Egyptology students. (more…)

Internet Archaeologist October 20, 2006

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stonehengeA new online tutorial – Internet Archaeologist - has been published in the Intute: Virtual Training Suite.  Internet Archaeologist is an interactive step-by-step guide created to help archaeologist make the best use of Internet resources in their academic work. (more…)

Worcestershire Archaeological Society September 14, 2006

Posted by Darren in Archaeology.
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WASWhile this website has been in existence for a while now, thanks to sterling work by Roger Fairman, it now enables access to Transactions of the Society from Series 3: Volume 1 (1965/67) to the current Volume 19 (2004). The Transactions are also available as a single Adobe Acrobat file enabling use of that programme’s search facility.

Archaeology Image Bank July 19, 2006

Posted by Darren in Archaeology.
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human remains copyright of Getty Images

The Archaeology Image Bank provides a database of copyright-cleared images which may be used in teaching and research. The database can be searched by keyword and, in the advanced search mode, by a range of fields, including period, place and object. A successful search results in a list of thumbnail images with a summary description. Each image has its own metadata record, together a higher resolution image. Images of interest may be saved and a list sent by email.

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