The 2012 conference in rapidly approaching and next year, unlike the past few years, it is being held close to home, for me at least; hosted by the Archaeological Computing Research Group at the University of Southampton.
Geoff Avern and I are running a session looking at 3D archaeology and since the call for papers has been extended, there is still time to get a paper in should you wish to via the online submissions system. Continue reading →
As I posted recently, the new revised edition of the laser scanning guidance from English Heritage has now been published.
The new version features features three case studies based on Wessex Archaeology projects. More information on these projects can be found on the geomatics case studies pages at the Wessex Achaeology website.
The document can be downloaded as a pdf from the English Heritage website here.
I’ve been avidly watching developments in AR over the past decade, waiting patiently to see something really cool. Well, the technology has evolved and the brilliant Stu Eve has now done something very cool: Augmented a Roman Fort.
It is indeed interesting that this post on Doug’s Archaeology regarding jobs in archaeology, specifically management jobs in archaeology, mentions GIS. GIS skills/qualifications in archaeology is a particular area of interest of mine.
In the UK, GIS is used for many tasks from resource management (eg Historic Environment Records) to undertaking Desk Based Assessments (DBAs) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). As such, a requirement for GIS appears more and more often on job adverts in the public and commercial sectors, at least for jobs that involve ‘doing’ rather than ‘managing’. True, management jobs typically do not mention GIS unless they are considered ‘technical’ posts. This often means archaeology managers are responsible for staff who use GIS yet may not understand or appreciate what their staff are doing. Continue reading →
Following on from my last post, I’ve posted my presentation given at this years CAA UK conference to Slideshare. The subject was the use of terrestrial and airborne laser scanning in heritage contexts and made use of a number of case studies from work, which will shortly be published on the Wessex Archaeology computing blog in more detail. Continue reading →
The Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference, UK Chapter meeting (CAAUK) was held at Birmingham University this weekend. Some great papers presented and a good time had by all. The Programme and Abstracts booklet is on the conference website and also available here. Continue reading →
Tom Scott has produced this fantastic resource for finding out if you live on a leyline; simply enter your postcode and the application will show you leylines passing through that location overlain on a GoogleMap. Go on, have a go! Continue reading →