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Omeka Designed for cultural institutions, enthusiasts, and educators, Omeka is a platform for publishing online collections and exhibitions. Learn More | Visit the Site Zotero Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. Learn More | Visit the Site PressForward PressForward is pioneering new methods to capture and highlight orphaned or underappreciated scholarship and share it with digital humanists across the web. Learn More | Visit the Site Scripto Scripto is a free, open source tool that enables community transcriptions of document and multimedia files. Learn More | Visit the Site Omeka.net Let Omeka.net host your collections, research, exhibits, and digital projects. Learn More | Visit the Site Anthologize Anthologize is a free, open-source, plugin that transforms WordPress into a platform for publishing electronic texts. Learn More | Visit the Site THATCamp Learn More | Visit the Site Serendip-o-matic One Week One Tool

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Activist Archivists  We are proud to announce that the WHY ARCHIVE? card has gone live. This project was begun with the help of the Internet Archive’s Rick Prelinger, who also wrote the initial text. Designed and edited by the Activist Archivists and members of the OWS Archive working group, the card spells out the importance of groups taking responsibility for the record of their activity in simple terms. Enlisting the help of communities in the process of saving their own history is vitally important, and it is hoped that this can act as an aid to making that case. These are meant to be general guidelines, and we urge prospective users to edit the content as they see fit in order to be of best use for their particular situation.

HowStuffWorks "How Archaeology Works" An archaeologist searches for both treasures and trash -- the signs of our earlies­t ancestors, a lost civilization or our recent past. After intensive study, extensive mapping and a painstaking dig, an archaeologist discovers a find. It might be a fragment of bone, a shard of clay or an ancient coin.

Universal Newsreels : Free Movies : Download & Streaming 25 years Ago - Mussolini poised to invade Ethiopia, allies met at Geneva, League voted sanctions, Pierre Laval, Fancour of France, Italian troops march, map of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie and his troops favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) (1) JFK in Oval Office, goes to inauguration, sits with Ike in stand, LBJ sworn in as VP by Sam Rayburn, JFK sworn in by Chief Justice Warren, JFK speaks "let the Word go forth ... torch been passed .. proud of our ancient heritage ... committted today at home and around the world ... to our sister republics south of the border in a new alliance of progress join with them to oppose subversion anywhere in the Americas" - lunch in the Capital - procession to the White House riding in... (1) "Faced with the most serious strike in its history, the U. S. is hard hit by a strike of railroad men, Delayed for five days, the strike finally does begin.

HowStuffWorks "An Archaeologist's Work: Fieldwork and Excavation" It's easy to imagine the archaeologist in the field -- a modern-day adventurer discovering the mysteries of the past before whisking off to a new, even more fascinating site. The archaeological process, however, begins long before the spade hits the dirt. Every excavation involves years of study, scouting and planning. Some archaeologists consider fieldwork the entire outdoor archaeological process, from scouting to digging. Others consider fieldwork the pre-dig activity and differentiate it from actual excavation. This preliminary work includes everything from consulting aerial photographs, old maps and physical references in literature, or even using high-tech methods like geophysical prospecting, a technique that measures electrical conductivity in soil.

About · History Harvest The History Harvest is an innovative new authentic learning initiative in the Department of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This collaborative, team-oriented, student-centered and community-based project seeks to create a popular movement to democratize and open American history by utilizing digital technologies to share the experiences and artifacts of everyday people and local historical institutions. At each “harvest,” community-members are invited to bring and share their letters, photographs, objects and stories, and participate in a conversation about the significance and meaning of their materials. Each artifact is digitally captured and then shared in this free web-based archive for general educational use and study. Overall, the History Harvest project aims to raise visibility and public conversation about history and its meaning, as well as provide a new foundation of publicly available material for historical study, K-12 instruction, and life-long learning.

Manifesto for an Active Archive - ActiveArchives This Manifesto is a work in progress. The text introduces the ideas and motivations behind the Active Archive project lead by Constant in collaboration with Arteleku, and was initiated in 2006. This project aims at creating a free software platform to connect practices of library, media library, publications on paper (as magazines, books, catalogues), productions of audio-visual objects, events, workshops, discursive productions, etc. Archaeological Methods Laboratory Analysis Once the artifacts are excavated they are taken to an archaeological laboratory. At this time the work of an archaeologist has just begun. The first step is to clean the artifacts. Sometimes artifacts are very fragile and must be handled carefully. Every artifact must be labeled with information about the unit and level in which it was found.

Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web This book provides a plainspoken and thorough introduction to the web for historians—teachers and students, archivists and museum curators, professors as well as amateur enthusiasts—who wish to produce online historical work, or to build upon and improve the projects they have already started in this important new medium. It begins with an overview of the different genres of history websites, surveying a range of digital history work that has been created since the beginning of the web. The book then takes the reader step-by-step through planning a project, understanding the technologies involved and how to choose the appropriate ones, designing a site that is both easy-to-use and scholarly, digitizing materials in a way that makes them web-friendly while preserving their historical integrity, and how to reach and respond to an intended audience effectively. On this website, we present a free online version of the text. , Barnes and Noble, or U. of Penn. Press.

HowStuffWorks "What's the archaeological method?" In the past, treasure hunting was done with little regard for historical or archaeological purpose -- it was done for profit and novelty. And whether the goal was to enhance collections of artifacts or simply make a buck, little attention was paid to mundane items that tend to fascinate professional archaeologists today in their quest to unravel the development of human history. The shard of pottery that demonstrates a working knowledge of ceramics, the shred of desiccated cloth that denotes societal rank, the dusty bead that implies trade with distant neighbors -- they're all significant to archaeologists, who study human history, including cultural practices, economic interactions, political systems, dietary habits and artistic inclinations. Excavations differ depending on the remains in question.

Commons:BAnQ Cancel Edit Delete Preview revert Text of the note (may include Wiki markup) Could not save your note (edit conflict or other problem). Please copy the text in the edit box below and insert it manually by editing this page. Voices of the Sandhills: Archaeology Archaeological sites are fragile, non-renewable resources. Once a site is excavated, it is gone forever. The artifacts and soil cannot be put back in place and the site reconstructed. Archaeologists only excavate sites when they are threatened by destruction or when they can reveal important information that cannot be found any other way. Archaeologists prefer to preserve our finite resources rather than dig them up for no purpose. The five large excavation projects undertaken at Fort Bragg were done because each site was in jeopardy of being destroyed.

Ghosts of War Project by Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse “Ghosts of History” is a photo series created by Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse. The idea behind this project is to combine the images of the past and present. The results are very touching and feel like you are traveling back in time.

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