It was the Day of Archaeology last Friday and ADS are a big supporter of the event which raises the profile of ‘what archaeologists really do’. Here are some of the things ADS staff got up to this year.
Katie Green and Catherine Hardman were presenting at the Center for Digital Heritage’s Summer School, which was designed to help newcomers from any discipline learn the essential skills needed to build and run a successful digital heritage project; from getting the funding to archiving your data. To read more about the day check out Katie’s Day of Archaeology Blog post.
Holly Wright was also out of the office taking part in another of the Center for Digital Heritage’s events the Heritage Jam. A concept dreamt up by Anthony Masinton, based on his experience incorporating gaming technologies into his digital heritage work. The Heritage Jam is not exactly a typical day in the office for Holly but a really interesting concept that brought people together to design and create forward-thinking pieces of heritage visualisation that explored representation of burials and burial spaces. Read Holly’s blog on the day here.
Back in the office Ray Moore was working on accessioning new archives that have been submitted to ADS via ADS-easy our online dissemination tool. Ray’s 2014 blog post looks back to his Day of Archaeology in 2012 and compares how his workflows have changed with the introduction of ADS-easy.
Next year ADS intend to take our involvement in the Day of Archaeology even further! Through our EU project NEARCH we hope to extend the reach of the Day of Archaeology, with our project partners, not only taking part by providing blog posts, but by advertising the event across Europe and by helping provided multilingual administrative support to the Day of Archaeology team. Check out Holly, our European Project Manager’s, post about the Day of Archaeology in 2015!