Some readers may have noticed that the URL for our blog has reverted to englaid.wordpress.com – any other ‘englaid’ related domains are not affiliated to our project, other than englaid.arch.ox.ac.uk
We have compiled a playlist of a few EngLaId talks that are available to watch on Youtube. There are a couple of videos of Chris Green giving talks on EngLaId topics and a couple of videos of Chris Gosden giving longer lectures on the project. There is also a video of Miranda Creswell drawing at Danebury and a short video of reactions to a talk given by Chris Gosden.
This is just a short post to announce the publication of our new paper on performing analysis of PAS data. It is open access and has been published by Internet Archaeology:
This study tackles fundamental archaeological questions using large, complex digital datasets, building on recent discussions about how to deal with archaeology’s emerging ‘data deluge’ (Bevan 2015). At a broad level, it draws on the unprecedented volume of legacy data gathered from many different sources – almost one million records in total – for the English Landscape and Identities project (Oxford, UK). More specifically, the paper focuses in detail on artefact evidence – material derived primarily from surface surveys, stray finds and metal detecting. Novel computational models are developed that extend and connect ideas from usually distinct research realms (different arenas of artefact research, digital archaeology, etc.). Major interpretative issues are addressed including how to approach background factors that shape the archaeological record, and how to understand spatial and temporal patterning at various scales. Overall, we suggest, interpreting large complex datasets sparks different ways of working, and raises new theoretical concerns.
Here is a short video demonstrating the usage of the Portal to the Past website:
The website can be found at: http://englaid.arch.ox.ac.uk
EDIT: Here is a second longer video with audio commentary:
This is just a short post to announce the launch of our ArcGIS WebApp that enables the exploration of a limited version of our dataset in a web-mapping environment.
A user guide and links to the WebApp can be found by clicking on the Portal to the Past page in the menu above.
The WebApp itself can be found here: http://englaid.arch.ox.ac.uk
Our new paper has just gone up for online first access. It’s available here if you have access to the Archaeological Journal via a library / university:
We are very proud of our project artist, Miranda Creswell, whose Paris exhibition in Le CentQuatre (sponsored by NEARCH) opened on 14 February.
The exhibition can be viewed until 30 April 2016.
For more information:
(English-language information: http://www.104.fr/english/)
French artist Nathalie Joffre also deserves a special mention, as her work was to a large degree inspired by a residency in Oxford, where she met and engaged with Oxford-based archaeologists on the Dorchester-on-Thames training excavations.
Finally, also see Tim Dowling’s column in this week’s Guardian – ‘the friend’s exhibition’ is, indeed, this very same event! http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/20/tim-dowling-valentines-day-paris