January 27, 2022

Unique Seashell Reference Collection Digitized by U. of Hawaii Museum Consortium, Images Available Online

From the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa: The University of Hawaiʻi Museum Consortium has completed the digitization of a unique natural science specimen collection from UH Mānoa’s Anthropology Department’s Archaeology laboratory. “The collection is fairly comprehensive for much of the archeological shell midden material commonly found in the Hawaiian landscape,” said Dr. Michael Thomas of the UH Museum Consortium. Beachcombers and […]

Recently Launched: Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Online Collections Database

From The Daily Pennsylvanian: Students and scholars can now look up the records for the approximately one million objects that the museum houses. Users of the database can search for an object in several ways — including by keyword, curatorial section and type of material. Before the online collections database became available near the end […]

New Article from EDUCAUSE: "Digging into Archaeological Data"

From an EDUCAUSE Review Article by Elizabeth A. Waraksa:  Among the various types of electronic resources for the study of the ancient world, open access collections of primary archaeological data—for example, the Archaeology Data Service (http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/) and the Archaeobotanical Database (http://www.cuminum.de/archaeobotany/)—are a particular boon for researchers, especially those for whom annual fieldwork may not always […]

New Online Database: "Jordan Creates Online Archaeology Treasure Trove"

From an AP Article (via Salon.com): Jordan on Tuesday launched the world’s largest online antiquities database, which details every archaeological site in the country and aims to help preserve its treasures. Its creators said the Web platform could be a model for Iraq, where looters have plundered its ancient heritage. Experts said the Middle Eastern […]