A good website on medieval carpentry

clipped from www.mcah.columbia.edu
Medieval Carpentry: An Introduction
Medieval Carpentry: An Introduction

This briefing is designed as an introduction to medieval structural
carpentry—a topic rarely included in conventional texts
and courses on medieval architecture. Because this subject is
likely unfamiliar, I will introduce some of the major types
of carpentry, investigative tools and approaches, essential
terminology, and some general building categories as a preparation
and context for a more in-depth consideration of two monuments:
the Norman
church of Notre-Dame of Jumièges
near Rouen, France, dating to ca. AD 1035–1067 and second,
the timber-framed complex of urban guild buildings known as
the Lord Leicester (Leycester)
in Warwick,
England, dating roughly between 1346 and 1571
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access 2007 and arcgis

clipped from support.esri.com
 The proper way of connecting to Microsoft Access databases, either the MDB or ACCDB formats, is through an OLEDB connection. Many users connect directly to MDB files through the Add Data dialog box in Arcmap. In most cases, this works fine, but is not the recommended workflow. With the new Microsoft Access format, accessing ACCDB files directly through the Add Data dialog box is not possible.

Office 2007 introduced a new Microsoft Access database format, ACCDB. ACCDB is the new default format in Access 2007, when saving or creating a database.

Technical Article   HowTo:  Connect to Microsoft Access 2007 (ACCDB) files in ArcGIS

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Welsh Hillfort

Digital Archaeology brings Welsh Hillfort back to life
clipped from news.nationalgeographic.com

Massive Prehistoric Fort Emerges From Welsh Woods

Cloaked by time’s leafy shroud, the prehistoric settlement of Gaer Fawr lies all but invisible beneath a forest in the lush Welsh countryside.

Commanded by warrior chiefs who loomed over the everyday lives of their people, the massive Iron Age fortress once dominated the landscape.

underground fort

Now the 2,900-year-old structure lives again, thanks to a digital recreation following a painstaking survey by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

The Iron Age hill fort in central Wales was a major feat of civil engineering, researchers say.

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Stonehenge Photosynth

This is a set of photos taken of Stonehenge (Wiltshire) on 18/10/2008. The sky was just perfect and I was lucky to get some great shots. Hope you enjoy them as much as I. (sorry it only works on a pc)
photosynth page

Archaeological theory in the light of contemporary computing conference

I have been selected to give a paper at this years Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference at the University of Southampton (southern England) in the <TAG 2.0/>: Archaeological theory in the light of contemporary computing session.

Title : Building on Fear?
The role of Digital Archaeology to aid the study and analysis of structural carpentry techniques in central southern England, c1180 – c1500, the era of the Black Death and successive plagues.

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: Archaeological theory in the light of contemporary computing

I will be giving a paper at this conference in December 2008
clipped from www.tagconference.org

One of our chief goals will be to challenge the degree to which digital archaeology is synonymous with quantitative methods and their empiricist overtones. This is not intended as a criticism of either, but rather as an opportunity to reappraise the relationship between digital approaches and archaeological methodologies.

The session is intended to contribute toward an archaeological response to a rapidly changing and increasingly complex digital world. It will conclude with a panel discussion.

This forces us to reconsider the manner in which both archaeologists and the public engage with information and to discuss the opportunities and dangers which arise from digital archaeologies.
Though once peripheral to standard archaeological practise, computers have begun to reshape both our discipline and the way we think about it
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The typical late medieval open hall

Richard Haddlesey wrote:

The typical late medieval open hall

The typical late medieval open hall (c1400-1500)


A = a typical northern or western ‘Cruck’ framed house

B = a typical southern or eastern ‘Wealden box frame’ house