Yesterday I went to the CAA 2012 conference in Southampton, one of the top conferences in the world in the field of computational archaeology. I couldn't stay for longer than a day, but I've seen enough to say that archaeologist definitely know their way around when it comes to combining IT with their discipline.
I presented a poster about the Art of Making project. In particular I was there for the Data Modelling and Sharing session: the formal ontology we're working on in the Art of Making (and the accompanying dataset) is likely going to become one of the first in its kind. So I was quite interested in finding out who's doing what, when it comes to sharing data about the the ancient world.
The answer is, there are a lot of people doing very interesting things (btw please get in touch if you know of other relatable datasets). Here're a brief report on some the papers that struck me (for the full list of the talks I would have liked to attend, check out my interactive schedule.)
Finally, this is the schedule for the whole conference (notice the slick widget - it's powered by a new service sched.org) :
p.s. this article has been cross-posted also on my here