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Free Resource: Pathways to Prismatic Blades A Study in Mesoamerican Obsidian Core-Blade Technology, 2002 Hirth, Kenneth; Andrews, Bradford

The obsidian prismatic blade is one of the sharpest cutting implements ever produced in the prehistoric world.

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Online Resource: The Latin Josephus Project

Flavius Josephus (c. 37–100 CE) was a historian who wrote the Antiquities, a history of the Jews up to Roman times, and the Jewish War, describing the Jewish rebellion against the Romans in 66–73 CE, as well as the Against Apion.

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Free Resource: Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration

Today’s featured free resource is Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration. edited by Kansa, E. C, Kansa, S. W, & Watrall, E. (2011).

How is the Web transforming the professional practice of archaeology? And as archaeologists accustomed to dealing with “deep time,” how can we best understand the possibilities and limitations of the Web in meeting the specialized needs of professionals in this field? These are among the many questions posed and addressed in Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration, provided by UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press.

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Online Greek Coinage

Online Greek Coinage is an international project with the goal of creating a place for the presentation of ancient Greek coinage on the web, drawing on a number of open data resources. The site provides a reference database and it will in time provide a classical typology of all Greek coin types online.



greek vases


A handy resource for identifying Greek vases and their uses

Vatican virtualisation project

With almost 4,500 digitised manuscripts the Vatican project is progressing into a really useful resource for people interested in history.
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Euratlas – a map resource for history enthusiasts

I’m always looking for useful resources, here’s one worth sharing.

Euratlas is an internet site that provides a variety of useful map resources:

There are three main sections to the site:

1 Historical Maps.

2 Geography Maps.

3 Antique Maps.

Historical Maps incorporates history maps for Europe, the Middle East and the World, plus historical atlases, maps of ancient Rome and vector / GIS maps. There is also access to support material and information on creating custom history maps. Geography Maps gives access to geographic atlases of Europe and the World. While Antique Maps offers access to a variety of digitized antique maps, as well as the Lesage Historical Atlas (1808) and the Peutinger Maps from 1265.

In addition the on-line Euratlas Shop sells historical cartography programs and maps, including educational software like historical atlases and digital resources for students, teachers, genealogists, scholars, journalists or graphic designers.

Universities create a state history app

The University of Oregon and Oregon State University have teamed up to create a web-based app that allows people to engage with the history of the built environment of Oregon. The underlying collection consists 22,000 images and associated documentation. The digitised database which is accessible to everyone is ideal for amateur historians and researchers.

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