[open-archaeology] Making excavation data available to the public

Peigi Mackillop PMackillop at nts.org.uk
Mon Jul 19 16:30:38 UTC 2010

I think they're fairly open but get in touch with Segolene Tarte to
get the details (she's very approachable and her contact details are
on CSAD).

I just heard Greg Crane talk about student-based crowdsourcing of the
Homer Multitext Project:


and while I'm not directly aware of any similar projects for
cuneiform, a number of open archives are online:


I suspect however, that the real difficulty is the lack of people able
to do the trancription/translation, rather than the technology (or,
for that matter, the openness).



On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 8:58 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
> Interesting:
> Virtual world illuminates Roman tablet
> http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2010/07/podcast107vres.aspx
> http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=412249&c=1
> Does anyone know how open CSAD's content/data is?
>  http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/
> Also wonder if there are any projects to crowdsource
> transcription/translation/etc of ancient tablets? E.g. for things like
> cuneiform tablets -- of which I understand there are thousands still
> untranslated, and very possibly things like Gilgamesh-style literary
> epics waiting to be discovered!
> --
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