Scoping Statistical Analysis Support

My post re the 'Scoping Statistical Analysis Support' project was recently published on the  ‘Edinburgh Research Data Blog‘. The six-month project was supported by the Information Services Innovation Fund and aimed to identify gaps in statistical analysis training and support provided by the University of Edinburgh to research students. Please read more about the project here, … Continue reading Scoping Statistical Analysis Support

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Research Data Exhibition & Symposium: DATA-X

* 2017 update:  The Data-X exhibition video is now on the university’s MediaHopper ! https://media.ed.ac.uk/m…/Data-X+Project/1_dsbmxbpe/69012251 I recently posted on the 'Edinburgh Research Data Blog' about DATA-X, a multidisciplinary project I was involved in as PhD student intern. DATA-X brought PhD researchers from the arts and sciences together, to develop interdisciplinary ‘installations’ that explored data use. Limited … Continue reading Research Data Exhibition & Symposium: DATA-X

Archaeo + Malacology Newsletter

The Archaeomalacology working group (AMWG) is an ICAZ (International Council for Archaeozoology) affiliated group that focuses on the exchange of research and data related to molluscs from archaeological contexts. During the 2016 AMWG meeting in Kirkwall (Orkney, UK) I had the exciting opportunity to not only present my research on using oxygen isotopes on the top shell Oxystele sinensis to investigate … Continue reading Archaeo + Malacology Newsletter

3-Minute PhD – Explorathon’15

Seasonal Secrets within Seashells Explorathon is Scotland’s “European Researchers’ Night” - a Europe-wide initiative to bring research to the public. The scheme is funding by the EU under the Horizon 2020 scheme and aims to celebrate research and share it with members of the public. All subject areas and career stages are encouraged to participate. … Continue reading 3-Minute PhD – Explorathon’15

Developing Integrated Archaeology

* 2016 Update: Our conference paper 'Third ‘Annual Student Archaeology’ Conference: Edinburgh, June 2015' is now available in International Journal of Student Research in Archaeology 1 (1): 235-237. The 3rd Annual Student Archaeology Conference: Developing Integrated Archaeology (ASA 2015 Edinburgh) The Annual Student Archaeology Conference (ASA) series, established in 2013, aims to provide students with … Continue reading Developing Integrated Archaeology

Construction techniques & transfer of technological skills

Call For Papers In 2015 the 21st annual meeting of the EAA (European Association of Archaeologist) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. As co-chair of session SA7 I proudly present our session abstract. Co-Authors: Marta Lorenzon, Jonathan Devogelaere, Rossana Valente, Chamsia Sadozai & Michael Toffolo Session Title: Construction techniques and transfer of technological skills between neighboring regions: The Macroscopic and Microscopic archaeological … Continue reading Construction techniques & transfer of technological skills

Interdisciplinary methods of data recording, management & preservation

∗ 2016 Update: Our conference paper 'Interdisciplinary Methods of Data Recording, Management and Preservation' is now available in: Campana, S., Scopigno, R., Carpentiero, G and Cirillo, M. Proceeding of the 43rd Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Siena, Italy. 30 October – 2 November 2015. Oxford, Archaeopress Publishing: 187-190. Call For Papers … Continue reading Interdisciplinary methods of data recording, management & preservation

My PhD in a ‘sea’shell

Determining Later Stone Age seasonal shellfish use Understanding local climate and environmental conditions will greatly benefit our understanding of seasonal procurement strategies, resource use and occupations patterns by past populations and visa versa. Marine resources, specifically shellfish, are one such resource type known to have played a significant role in the diet of past people … Continue reading My PhD in a ‘sea’shell