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An integrated digital approach for ceramic analysis at Baita Semati, northern Ethiopia

Author(s): Cinzia Perlingieri ; Michael Harrower ; Habtamu Mekonnen

Year: 2015

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This paper provides an overview of the methods and results of the ceramic analysis conducted in two study seasons at the archaeological site of Baita Semati, in northern Ethiopia. The work was articulated into three main steps: 1) analytical description of the morphological attributes, 2) typological classification, 3) chronological and cultural interpretation and comparisons. Our goal was to create rich records for all pottery objects that would include standardized descriptions, typological attributions, and media. In order to do so, we adopted the archaeological database Codifi. The database was deployed as a local server without internet access and was made available to multiple users for simultaneous data entry from different devices. Photos of all objects were taken with camera and iPad and uploaded in real time in the database records, optimizing time and resources in the field.

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An integrated digital approach for ceramic analysis at Baita Semati, northern Ethiopia. Cinzia Perlingieri, Habtamu Mekonnen, Michael Harrower. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398188)


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AFRICA


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min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America