Fieldnotes: Digital Resources

A permanent list of digital resources in archaeology and related fields.

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Kythera Island Project (KIP) is an inter-disciplinary research programme that investigates the long-term cultural and natural dynamics of insularity on the Aegean island of Kythera, Greece.
The Arthur and Janet C. Ross Library of the American Academy in Rome contains over 135,000 volumes in the fields of of classical studies and the history of art and architecture. Especially strong are the collections in ancient Mediterranean archaeology and art, Greek and Latin literature, ancient topography (including the history of the city of Rome), ancient religions, and related fields such as epigraphy, numismatics and papyrology. There is a good working collection in the history of art and architecture, especially Italian. The rare book collection comprises chiefly 16th-18th century imprints in classical studies, archaeology, art and architecture, including sizeable collections of Roman guidebooks and early art treatises. The Library also houses small but noteworthy collections in contemporary art and architecture, landscape architecture, Italian history and literature, American literature, historical travel books and music. The Library acquires ca. 2,000 volumes per year and subscribes to approximately 600 current periodicals. Preference is given to scholarly publications in the core subjects listed above. A special priority is given to publications from the United States, in the conviction that the Academy has a responsibility to represent the best of American scholarship to Rome's multinational community. Italian local and regional publications in the Library's main fields – often difficult to obtain in the United States – are another acquisitions priority.
Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities. A trove of information, run by David Gill (Swansea).
The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501C3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya site of Blue Creek in northwestern Belize. In 2011 we again offer opportunities to participate in our field program and learn about the Maya of the past and today. The site of Blue Creek islocated on the Rio Bravo escarpment in north-western Belize. Despite its modest size, the strategic location at the head of the Rio Hondo afforded its rulers substantial wealth, prestige, and authority. At its peak, from 200-600 AD, it was a successful city state supporting up to 20,000 inhabitants. Trade and agriculture formed the basis of wealth for Blue Creek leading to a relatively stable social system. However, by 800 AD a major decline is evident with building construction at the core area coming to a halt and termination deposits placed on major architectural features in the site core and surrounding elite residential areas.  By 1100 AD the site was almost completely abandoned. (Please see http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/03/2011/twenty-years-of-archaeology-at-blue-creekfor a brief summary of the work at Blue Creek.) The 2011 season will focus on expanding our understanding of the abandonment and collapse of Blue Creek through excavations of elite residential areas adjacent to the site core of Blue Creek, monumental architecture at the nearby site of Nohol Nah, elite residences at the site of  Bedrock, and wetlands agricultural systems. The Blue Creek project is open to student and non-student participants, regardless of experience. The field school is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and participants will receive training in archaeological field and laboratory techniques. (Please see our participant guide for additional information: http://www.mayaresearchprogram.org/web-content/helpdig_form.html) Academic credit and scholarships are available. We invite students and volunteers to participate in the Maya Research Program’s 20th year of our Blue Creek archaeological project in Belize. 2011 Field Season Dates: Session 1: Monday May 23 - Sunday June 5; Session 2: Monday June 6 - Sunday June 18 ; Session 3: Monday June 27 - Sunday July 10; Session 4: Monday July 11 - Sunday July 24 The donation for the Blue Creek Archaeological Project is $1750 for a single two week session. If more than one session is desired, the donation is $1200 for each additional session. A special first-session rate of $1500 is available to students currently enrolled in an accredited University or College. A deposit of $250 per session is required to hold your spot. For additional information please contact the Maya Research Program: www.mayaresearchprogram.org 1910 East Southeast Loop 323 #296 Tyler, Texas 75701 817-831-9011 mrpinquiries@gmail.com