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What is the Purpose of Heritage Visualisation?

Generally speaking, when you hear of heritage visualisation, you’re first reaction may be something along the lines of, ‘What’s that?’ A perfectly valid reaction, since we tend to talk about visualisation in terms of specific techniques (e.g. photography, 3D modelling, … Continue reading

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Beads in Space?

The currently unmanned Orion spacecraft, which will be used to take manned missions to Mars after 2020, was set to launch this morning. It had to cancel for today and will try again tomorrow morning due to issues with certain … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand for Beads

I’ve talked a bit about the different options people had in the past regarding beads, particularly in terms of material, color or shape of the beads and then color or material of the thread or wire or string used. There … Continue reading

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Colorblindness and Beads

Every time I talk about beads, I end up talking about color. Anytime most people talk about beads, they talk about color. And every time we talk about color, the question inevitably arises: what about color perception? Just because you see that color as blue doesn’t mean I see it as blue or vice versa. When we’re looking at beads, how can we talk about color if everyone’s perception is possibly different? Continue reading

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Roman Influence

If we look at beads found at sites in Britain from the pre-Roman Iron Age through the Anglo-Saxon period (roughly 1000 years), we can easily see Roman influence. You might be surprised to think we can see such a thing in such small objects (generally less than 1cm in diameter), but we can. Continue reading

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Social Network Analysis

Briefly, social network analysis maps the relations of different groups or people or objects to each other through specific attributes. Social networks as visualized in archaeology consist of nodes (or dots) and edges (or lines), in which the nodes represent a person, group, or other entity and the edges represent a relationship between two nodes. Continue reading

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‘Southeast Asian’ beads?

Having looked at beads in the Philippines and Indonesia now and seen the disparities in documentation of these beads, I find it very strange that we constantly speak of Southeast Asian bead trade.  We honestly have very little idea about … Continue reading

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SNAFU: Thesis Edition

I have just hit a major snag in my undergraduate thesis.  It’s due on April 1st.  Ignoring all the jokes about my undergrad thesis being due on April Fool’s Day, this is a pretty big problem.  I may need to … Continue reading

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16 – 22 November 2009

Going back to this idea of inland versus coastal settlements, is it possible that Indianization could have only been occurring on the coasts, not really penetrating the interior, if Indianization occurred at all?  Also, what if Indianization occurred with luxury … Continue reading

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9 – 15 November 2009

Indonesia seems to have an interesting dichotomy (or at least division) between coastal and inland settlements.  Both types of settlements seem to have similar levels of power, but they exercise them in different ways (according to some scholars).  Inland sites … Continue reading

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