Archaeology

Radiometric dates and micromorphological evidence for synchronous domestic activity and sheep penning in a Neolithic cave: Cueva de El Toro (Málaga, Antequera, Spain)
We present radiocarbon dates and preliminary micromorphological information from the Neolithic cave site of Cueva del Toro (Antequera, Málaga, Spain). This site has yielded a rich early and late Neolithic archaeological record. The late Neolithic assemblage reflects specialized handcraft activity including in situ ceramic manufacture, textile production, and food processing along with sheep an...


The Meroitic Empire: Trade and Cultural Influences in an Indian Ocean Context
The Meroitic Empire was a powerful Kushite state in the Middle Nile region of the Sudan, lasting from the fourth century BCE to the fourth century CE. In the early phase from the ninth century BCE, the seat of power was in the north at Napata. Influences from Egypt clearly dominated symbolic expressions of royal power in this early phase, but over time, elements linked to different cultural tra...
A new eurypterid lagerstatte from the upper silurian of pennsylvania
Eurypterids are generally rare in the fossil record, but occasionally occur in abundance. The genus Eurypterus, in particular, is well known from certain upper Silurian Lagerstätten of the northern Appalachian basin (New York and Ontario), but occurs far less frequently in the central and southern Appalachian basin (Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia, respectively). The recent disco...


Confirming the metazoan character of a 565 ma trace-fossil assemblage from mistaken point, newfoundland
Surface locomotory trace fossils from the Mistaken Point Formation of Newfoundland, dated at ~ 565 Ma, suggest that organisms capable of controlled locomotion and possessing muscular tissue may have existed among Avalonian Ediacaran macrofossil assemblages. Here we describe the Mistaken Point trace-fossil assemblage in full, discuss its stratigraphic context within the Mistaken Point Formation,...
The first predatory drillhole on a fossil chiton plate: an occasional prey item or an erroneous attack?
Drillholes represent direct evidence of ecological interactions in the fossil record. Most of them have been interpreted as predatory in origin and enable the analysis of behavioral information of both predator and prey. Drillholes have been found in a variety of fossil organisms, but this is the first report of a bored fossil chiton plate. It was found in the La Coronilla deposit, a Late Pleis...


Paleoecology and taphonomy of trace fossils in the eolian upper triassic/lower jurassic nugget sandstone, northeastern utah
The Upper Triassic/Lower Jurassic Nugget Sandstone represents a portion of a vast inland erg of eolian sand dunes that were populated by diverse vertebrates and invertebrates, represented primarily by their trace fossils. Body fossils are rare, making the trace fossil record essential for deciphering the paleoecology of the ancient dune system. Trace fossils in the Nugget Sandstone near Vernal,...
Collecting history of vertebrate fossils at american falls, idaho: a reservoir of data to inform land-use policy
Hundreds of reservoirs in the western United States are managed on public lands and often contain significant paleontological resources. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) analysis of fossil collecting can help identify factors that affect fossil conservation in these multiuse facilities. Eighty years of collection history by Idaho Museum of Natural History personnel of Pleistocene vertebrate...

ELIO :Spettrometro Portatile per Analisi EDXRF in Applicazioni di Conservazione e Restauro del Patrimonio Artistico
A new and innovative portable spectrometer based on EDXRF technique was designed by XGLab analysis for in-situ, fast, non-destructive and non-invasive in all areas of study-specific works of art, for materials research in general and elemental analysis.
Laser Scanner al servizio del Patrimonio Monumentale Ecclesiastico italiano
The Centre for Researc h Master in Arc hitecture, Sacr ed Art and Liturgy has spent really excellent results with a CAM2 Laser ScannerFocus3D to detect the architecture of the magnificent Cathedral of Sessa Aurunca.

Virtual archaeological environments generated in avayalive engage
Realistically rendered and textured virtual spaces can be created in the AVAYALIVE ENGAGE platform by importing high polygon models and scaled accurately reproduced textures. In addition MellaniuM has successfully developed an application for utilizing all the archaeological virtual assets developed in 3D Studio Max or generated over the past several years using photogrammetry and laser scannin...
A practical study for Treatment and Conservation a group of Silver Coins from Dhamar Regional Museum, Dhamar, Yemen
A big group of silver coins{35 coins} was discovered in Banawa excavation , Dhamar , season 2002, and now it is situated in Dhamar Regional Museum ,Yemen. They were covered with a thin grey and black corrosion layers that disfigured them and hid their figures and inscriptions , also Some coins miss parts and others lost their circular. The aims of this work are identified the metallic compositi...

Gli strumenti per l'emozione con le innovazioni tecnologiche al servizio di una nuova relazione tra il visitatore e i beni culturali
The request for culture has evolved. For the visitor is not enough to whatch, she/he wants to interact, get excited while discovering and learning. Touchwindow follow this road towards technological innovation, with years of knowledge at the service of Cultural Heritage to engage and involve visitors. At Touchwindow we research and develop projects and installations, solutions and interactive ...
SMartART: un nuovo modo di fruire il Museo
Icone parlanti e intelligenti per la fruizione e la condivisione di informazioni museali tramite smartphone e senza l’uso di QR-code. SMartArt è un’idea basata su ICT, vincitrice nella sezione Make Culture della Competizione Europea @diversity. Un ensemble di 263 idee è stata selezionata da una giuria di esperti internazionali e in occasione dell’European Culture Forum 2013 a Bruxelles...
Dall’alluvione del 1966 di FIRENZE una tradizione sempre aggiornata sulle tecnologie per i beni culturali
This article present four institutions that deal with technologies applied to cultural heritage in Florence: the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florence and the Interuniversity Consortium CSGI studying nanoscience, CNR’s Institute of Applied Physics carries out investigations of surfaces and applications of hyperspectral imaging systems operating in the THz region. We went to me...
Le sette opere di Misericordia
The Seven Acts of Mercy are juxtaposed in the navigation on the network and to the recovery open acces of data and events not only on the Roman scene even on the web dedicated to Caravaggio.