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Brief Encounters with Jean-Frédéric Maximilien de Waldeck

- November 22, 2017 in archaeology, Art & Illustrations, Culture & History, Jean-Frédéric de Waldeck, Mayan history, Mayanism, mayans, mexico, Neoclassicism, Palenque

Not a lot concerning the artist, erotic publisher, explorer, and general enigma Count de Waldeck can be taken at face value, and this certainly includes his fanciful representations of ancient Mesoamerican culture which — despite the exquisite brilliance of their execution — run wild with anatopistic lions, elephants, and suspicious architecture. Rhys Griffiths looks at the life and work of one of the 19th century's most mysterious and eccentric figures.

Brief Encounters with Jean-Frédéric Maximilien de Waldeck

- November 22, 2017 in archaeology, Art & Illustrations, Culture & History, Jean-Frédéric de Waldeck, Mayan history, Mayanism, mayans, mexico, Neoclassicism, Palenque

Not a lot concerning the artist, erotic publisher, explorer, and general enigma Count de Waldeck can be taken at face value, and this certainly includes his fanciful representations of ancient Mesoamerican culture which — despite the exquisite brilliance of their execution — run wild with anatopistic lions, elephants, and suspicious architecture. Rhys Griffiths looks at the life and work of one of the 19th century's most mysterious and eccentric figures.

Neanderthals in 3D: L’Homme de La Chapelle

- February 11, 2015 in archaeology, Books, L’Homme Fossile de La Chapelle-aux-Saints, Marcellin Boule, neanderthal, paleoanthropology, Photography, Science & Medicine, stereographs, stereoscope

More than just a favourite of Victorian home entertainment, the stereoscope and th…

LOAD – Linked Open Archaeological Data

- November 6, 2010 in archaeology, lod, rdfa

A semi-structured proposal for the dissemination of archaeological data on the web. This is currently targeted at publishing a dataset of Late Roman ceramics that is already implemented through a Django app (available at http://bitbucket.org/steko/thesis-app).

Basics

  • RDFa
  • BIBO for bibliographic references (can be exported by Zotero)
  • Pleiades and GeoNames for geospatial references to ancient places, together with plain coordinates
  • OpenVocab for African Red Slip Ware
  • ArchVocab Excavation ontology for excavation, contexts and quantification. I created an ArchVocab-like ontology for finewares and another one by Sebastian Heath
  • DBPedia for general references where viable

Links

Task list

  • ask Sean Gillies and Tom Elliott about using Pleiades
  • ask Leif Isaksen about ArchVocab and typology vocabularies
  • ask Sebastian Heath general advice

Open questions

  • Linked to what, in general/epistemological terms?
  • Does this scale for larger research projects/teams/timespans?
  • Will be someone consuming these data?