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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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February 25th 2015:The Federated Archaeological Information Management System (FAIMS) Project

Archaeology is romantic for some, monotonous for others. It is always the case that the preservation of information from excavations is of the utmost importance. With the advent of better technologies, how the accumulated of data are collected and stored is changing in an extraordinary way. The Federated Archaeological Information Management System (FAIMS) Project has developed a system that makes data more easily saved and accessible later. FAIMS is an eResearch Tools project funded by the Australian Government. The goal of the project is to create a comprehensive and applicable information s

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Dr Adela Sobotkova

Dr Adela Sobotkova completed her PhD in Archaeology at the University of Michigan (Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Art and Archaeology) in January 2012. Dr Sobotkova supervises the Tundzha Regional Archaeological Project (TRAP), in Bulgaria. She has been in charge of the data management system for this project, especially the mobile data collection. She used the surface survey data from this project as the basis for her dissertation on the evolution of settlement patterns and polity in Ancient Thrace. Her interests include the history and archaeology of the Black Sea region during late prehistory and Roman periods, archaeological surface survey, theories of state formation, integrat
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Dr Brian Ballsun-Stanton

Dr Brian Ballsun-Stanton is a Philosopher, Information Technologist, and Game Theorist exploring the Philosophy of Data. He has a PhD in Philosophy from The University of New South Wales in addition to a MS & BS in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has developed a new methodology (The Social Data Flow Network) to explore how individuals in the field understand the nature of data. Currently, his research is exploring the social construction of technology, focusing on the user-driven change of technological tools, in addition to his research of data warehouse ETL strategies for disparate data sets. Beyond philosophy, Brian has experience in haptic resear
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