From Stone to Screen: Squeezing into the World of Digital Archaeology

Author(s): Chelsea Gardner; Lisa Tweten; Kaitlyn Solberg

Year: 2015


As the field of Digital Archaeology becomes increasingly prevalent, large-scale projects tend to dominate both thinking about and approaches towards the digital landscape. Scholars and students with smaller budgets and resources are often at a disadvantage; we believe renewed energy should be devoted to exploring the value and integrity of small-scale projects.

This poster presents From Stone to Screen, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and open-access digitization project launched in 2012 by the graduate students of the department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia. From Stone To Screen is a successful, viable, and tested project that reveals the increasing potential of open-source digital tools for scholars and students with small teams and variable budgets. This initiative is completely student-run and focuses on the digitization of the departmental epigraphic squeeze (an impression of an inscription) and ancient Near Eastern artifact collections. While similar digitization projects exist, From Stone To Screen is unique in its accessibility objectives, its solely student-based administration, and the scanning techniques and subsequent quality of the scanned images, all presented in this poster, and all of which are replicable for squeezes and artifacts obtained from all corners of the globe.

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From Stone to Screen: Squeezing into the World of Digital Archaeology. Chelsea Gardner, Lisa Tweten, Kaitlyn Solberg. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397632) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8F47QFF

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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

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