Nine months ago, we launched our Open Access Archaeology Fund. We have sent our little USB trowels all over the globe by way of a ‘thank you’ and we have been thrilled with everyone’s generosity, not least in such austere times.
So, it makes us even happier to say that sufficient funds have now been accrued and we are in a position to make our first award to cover costs of an unfunded proposed archive or article. (Full details of eligibility can be found here)
So if you or someone you know, has already submitted an article proposal or approached ADS about an archive for which you have no funding, then you can apply to the fund today.
Have you donated yet?
The successful application will likely deplete the fund substantially but we did not want to delay making the first award – it is infinitely preferable that the benefits of the fund can be fast and tangible. However we need more donations to do it all again in 6 months time!
Every donation you make helps to ensure that more archaeological research is open and accessible.
Internet Archaeology and the Archaeology Data Service are working together on a project concerning the current and ongoing impact of our activities on publication policy and practice (which we are calling PUBLICAN for short). We’re especially interested in the impact digital archiving and publication has had on the commercial sector.
Can you help us to compile a national picture of how digital has changed and affected professional practice?
Internet Archaeology is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal.
The DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
The DOAJ Seal is awarded to a journal that fulfills a set of criteria related to accessibility, openness, discoverability, reuse and author rights. It acts as a signal to readers and authors that the journal has generous use and reuse terms, author rights and adheres to the highest level of ‘openness’
has an archival and preservation arrangement in place with the Archaeology Data Service
provides permanent DOI identifiers in the published content
provides article level metadata to DOAJ
embeds machine-readable CC licensing information in article level metadata
allows reuse and remixing of content in accordance with a CC BY license
has a deposit policy registered in SHERPA/RoMEO
allows authors to hold copyright without restriction.
Internet Archaeology is currently the only open access archaeology journal to be awarded the Seal, sitting alongside 88 other journals from right across the academic spectrum. It is wonderful to have been recognised for our work in this area by the DOAJ.
Polynomial Texture Mapping (PTM) is a fairly new technique employed by archaeologists and it has furthered research at a well-known Brazilian rock art site, Avencal 1, revealing details not previously detected. An article outlining the work has just been published in Internet Archaeology and it contains an interactive viewer which enables readers to explore the rock art panels for themselves, including altering lighting conditions.
The viewer was developed by colleagues at the Visual Computing Lab at Pisa who are also developing the 3DHOP application for use by the ADS. This is the first time the viewer has been used in a peer-reviewed journal, and demonstrates once again the capabilities of publishing in Internet Archaeology over many other journals.
Phil Riris (Southampton, UK) and Rafael Corteletti (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil) applied the technique to a series of ‘blank’ panels and revealed undocumented geometric designs as well as being able to identify differences in how the engravings were produced as well as potential sequencing.
a dig team in the office, an icy Roscommon Castle, a Temple to Saturn, Christmas jumpers in the lab, a snowy Silbury Hill, two ‘geofizzing’ students, a snow covered Castle Hill, a sweeping digger in the snow, a frosty Grimspound, a Lewis chess piece, and a snow capped Avebury.
This image was submitted by Spencer Carter of a site hoped to be Mesolithic, but turned out to be Bronze Age, Where have we heard that before…?
an icy Roscommon Castle, a Temple to Saturn, Christmas jumpers in the lab, a snowy Silbury Hill, two ‘geofizzing’ students, a snow covered Castle Hill, a sweeping digger in the snow, a frosty Grimspound, a Lewis chess piece, and a snow capped Avebury.
These photos were submitted by the team from Wessex Archaeology Scotland. It looks there was partaking of mulled wine somewhere along the way!
Possible alcohol consumption noted in Pottery consumption and cultural change from M. Pitts 2006 ‘Consumption, deposition and social practice: a ceramic approach to intra-site analysis in late Iron Age to Roman Britain’, Internet Archaeology 21.
a Temple to Saturn, Christmas jumpers in the lab, a snowy Silbury Hill, two ‘geofizzing’ students, a snow covered Castle Hill, a sweeping digger in the snow, a frosty Grimspound, a Lewis chess piece, and a snow capped Avebury.
Frank Scott submitted this image via Facebook of Roscommon Castle, Ireland. It made a particularly striking panorama when cropped.
Christmas jumpers in the lab, a snowy Silbury Hill, two ‘geofizzing’ students, a snow covered Castle Hill, a sweeping digger in the snow, a frosty Grimspound, a Lewis chess piece, and a snow capped Avebury.
Massimo Brando submitted this excellent image of the snow frosted Temple of Saturn in Rome.