Category Archives: Abstracts

A parent category for all CAA-UK 2013 abstracts

Dead Men’s Eyes: The Use of Augmented Reality in Archaeology

Stuart Eve (University College London, L – P : Archaeology) One of the great challenges in archaeology is reconstructing past perception and social behaviour. Some pioneering archaeologists have attempted to explore these issues through the use of Geographic Information Systems … Continue reading

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Open Access in Archaeology

Doug Rocks-Macqueen (Landward LLC, University of Edinburgh) In April of last year, the president of the American Institute of Archaeology famously wrote, We at the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), along with our colleagues at the American Anthropological Association and … Continue reading

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The application of applications: The bump and grind of commercial archaeology

Peter Rauxloh (Museum of London Archaeology) This paper takes the Day of Archaeology held in 2012 and the hosting of CAA by a commercial unit for the first time as its stimulus, to present a whistle-stop tour of some of … Continue reading

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Keynote: Open Archaeology

Mark Lake (University College London) This paper will discuss some of the key themes raised in the recent ‘World Archaeology’ issue on the theme of Open Archaeology. It seems indisputable that there is now very real momentum towards greater willingness … Continue reading

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Cloud computing and Cultural Heritage IT

Stephen Stead (Southampton University and Paveprime Ltd) Cloud computing has become the common term used by many manufacturers to describe their products and services. Everything is now “Cloud“ or “Cloud ready” but what exactly does this mean and what are … Continue reading

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Laser scanning is pointless. Lets do more!

Paul Backhouse (English Heritage) This paper will discuss the application of laser scanning and other mass data collection technologies within cultural heritage, why we should stop scanning things and think about the implications of the collection of large quantities of … Continue reading

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ADSeasy: Developing a system for data deposition

Michael Charno (Archaeology Data Service) Funded by JISC, the SWORD-ARM project enhances the ADS’s ingest process through the creation of the ADSeasy system which streamlines data management, contributes to the creation of more efficient workflows, and allows for more effective … Continue reading

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Integrating excavation and analysis on urban excavations: developing elegant methods for integrated systems and methodologies for the excavation and analysis of urban sites

Chiz Harward (Urban Archaeology) For the last 40 years the excavation of urban sites has increasingly been characterised by the use of single context recording; for the last 25 years the post-excavation analysis of these sites has been increasingly characterised … Continue reading

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Digital Tabletops & Collaborative Learning for Archaeology: ‘How can Multi-Touch Interfaces allow us to bridge the gap between archaeological artefacts and the viewer by creating engaging collaborative learning environments for adults with digital object handling?’

Helena Demetriou (University of Southampton) This paper looks at how we can use current interactive touch screen technologies to help bridge the gap between archaeological artefacts and the viewer, enabling us to move towards a new educational paradigm. By developing … Continue reading

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Analysing and visualising the ceramiscene of Roman Nepi

Ulla Rajala (University of Cambridge) Philip Mills (University of Leicester) This paper builds on the theoretical tools labelled the ‘ceramiscene’ in Mills and Rajala (2011a). This is a means of characterising a ceramic landscape utilising a hierarchical version of the … Continue reading

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