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DIGITAL ARCHIVING FOR THE ROMAN POTTERY SPECIALIST MADE EASY
24th April 2004
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge
The use of digital media for the cataloguing, dissemination and archiving of archaeological data is becoming an important part of project design. In order to make the most of the technology it is important that strategies to implement computer based methodologies are discussed as widely as possible within the discipline. English Heritage is funding the development of a flexible database and archiving system which is being implemented through a study the Romano-British pottery assemblage from Hayton, East Yorkshire. On completion of the project, it is intended that the system will be made freely available to other archaeologists.
This one-day conference will explain and demonstrate how the system is being developed, encouraging feedback from delegates in order that the final product will be of the widest use to other practitioners. It is intended to present a report on the project at the next Roman Pottery Research Group Conference on 3rd-5th July 2004.
There will also be a chance to examine the pottery from the local site Earith, which will be hosted by Katie Anderson.
10.30 Registration and Coffee
11.00 Introduction Prof Martin Millett and Dr Jerry Evans
11.30 ADS – Digital archiving
12.00 Introduction to the system
12.30 Lunch (Provided by the conference)
2.00 Workshop on the database
3.30 Seminar: Feed back on the database
5.00 Conference closes
Lunch and coffee will be supplied by the conference.
There is no conference fee.
Money for travel may be available. Please contact Phil Mills by 10th March 2004
Please register for the conference by 31st March 2004
Dietary requirements: None _____ Vegetarian _____
Vegan _____ Other _______
Please return to
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research,
Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3ER
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