Mayhaps you’ve had a manuscript marinating? Potentially you’ve been pondering potsherd patterning? Or digging around in your data? Are you wondering how to turn these tidbits into some archaeological writing? Well, have we got some inspiration for you!
We had a busy spring here at the Data Literacy Program (DLP). Between publishing more articles, here on The Alexandria Archive’s News, and getting two data stories published for public use, we’ve done a lot in this second quarter of 2022. But beyond what we write about, what have we done recently?
This exercise is best suited to those with an interest in ceramics, the Roman Republic, or the archaeology of the Italian Peninsula. Users should have a basic understanding of archaeological data types, but little previous experience is required.
In celebration of Asian and Pacific American (AAPI) Heritage month (AAPIHM) or Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month (AANHPIHM), I’ll be using one of Open Context’s projects to consider the complexity of celebrating this month. Specifically, I’ll use data from the Asian stoneware jars project, contributed by Dr. Peter Grave.
Welcome to our first The Alexandria Archives Reads! (AAI Reads!). The book that we’re highlighting is Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality And Threatens Democracy. Written by Cathy O’Neil in 2016, it’s a great introduction to the way that algorithms impact humanity. Specifically, it redefines the “m” in WMD from “mass” to […]
Two weeks from now, I will board a plane and venture out into the big, wide world for the first time in nearly two years. The last place I flew back in February of 2020 was to Tempe to chat about FAIR data in archaeology with the folks at Digital Antiquity.