WEBSITES and BLOGS
AWOL–The Ancient World Online: blog run by Charles Jones at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW). It collects digital resources on the ancient world from all periods and regions. Updated almost daily.
Wide Urban World: A blog about cities in broad comparative perspective run by archaeologist Michael Smith of Arizona State University.
OXALID (Oxford Archaeological Lead Isotope Database) is a digital database of the lead isotope and chemical analyses obtained in the Oxford Isotrace Laboratory in the years 1978-2001. While still under construction, the material for Cyprus is now available and includes data on Cypriot ore signatures and the results of lead isotope and XRF analyses of a number of copper-alloyed artifacts and slags, including several from Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios (although exact proveniences are not given). Data are provided as downloadable xls files (i.e., Excel spreadsheets).
ArchAtlas is a web-based archaeological mapping and research project, founded by the late Prof. Andrew Sherratt, which continues to be developed by the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK.
The Archaeology in (Geo)Space blog by University of Illinois, Chicago PhD Candidate Rebecca Seifried has useful tips about the use of GIS and remotely sensed data in archaeology.
The British Library is working on a project to georeference old maps in its collections. Georeferencing tools allow historic maps to be overlaid on modern mapping, enhancing the ability to view and compare the past with the present. Currently, they’re using crowd sourced materials by allowing members of the public to assist with this work. Details of the project and a video and examples are on the project website, and the georeferenced maps are being loaded onto Old Maps Online. There are a number of maps of Cyprus, mainly from the 20th century, but going as far back as the 16th century and ranging in scale from particular cities on the island to the wider eastern Mediterranean.