CAA2012 On the Web

We’ve been scouring the web to bring you some of the best CAA2012 content from delegates.  Here are some highlights:

CAA2012 on Storify

There are multiple great Storifies (is that the plural?!) that delegates have created showcasing their favourite CAA2012 moments.

Some of the CAA2012 collections on Storify.

CAA2012 on Twitter

There are now just under 12,000 tweets in the #caasoton archive! We’ve been collecting them,and will make them available as an archive soon.

CAA2012 on

Those 12,000 tweets included alot of web links.  The archive will be available soon, but in the meantime, we’ve automatically put all of the URLs from the tweets into a account, so that you can look through and visit any useful websites.  Ultimately, we’d like to organise these into papers/sessions, so any suggestions on how to go about this will be much appreciated!

We’ve created CAA2012 Session stacks in to put the hundreds of URLs from twitter into, as we gradually curate them.

CAA Personal Memories Gigapan

James Miles, of the Archaeological Computing Research Group, University of Southampton, has created an interactive timeline using the memories that you shared with us at the CAA2012.

Gigapan of the CAA memories timeline, created by James Miles
Gigapan of the CAA memories timeline, created by James Miles

See the timeline here.

The timeline uses Gigapan software to compile a series of photographs that James took to record the giant timeline that you may remember seeing at the conference.

You can add comments to the timeline, and also upload your own snapshots; so please do join in with collecting the Personal Histories of the CAA!

CAA2012 on Slideshare

By far and away, the most exciting development for us, has been the willingness of paper authors to share their presentations.  There are already a few presentations available on slideshare, and we hope to see many more being uploaded over the next few weeks.

They’re proving quite tricky to track down so, if you add your paper presentation on slideshare, please let us know so that we can link to it here to broaden its reach.

If you are planning on adding your presentation to slideshare, please tag it with ‘caasoton’ so that we can find it!

Here are some of the presentations that we have found so far (I’ve tracked down 18 presentations, but I am sure that there are more), in no particular order:

Orla Murphy, Digital Humanities

J. Andrew Dufton and Stuart Eve, Guerrilla Foursquare: A digital archaeological appropriation of commercial location-based social networking

Dan Boddice, Using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) to Monitor the Geophysical Properties of Archaeological Residues

Ethan Gruber, Linking Roman Coins: Current Work at the American Numismatic Society

Lev Manovich, Session Introduction: Visualization as a Method in Art History

Gareth Beale and Nicole Beale, Re-reading the British Memorial. A Community Church Documentation Project

Yasuhisa Kondo and Takayuki Ako, “TOMOBIKI Night” A Japanese Archaeo-GIS Ustream programme

Koan Van Daele, Imperfect Temporal Information in Data Sets

Anthony Beck, Andrew Bevan, Stefano Costa, What does the Holy Grail look like? Defining open data in archaeology and the related issues

Susan Casey, Rebecca Jones, Peter McKeague, Old Places, New Ideas. New Routes into Canmore, the National Inventory of Scotland

Jess Ogden, Stuart Eve, Andrew Dufton, The Archaeological Recording Kit: An open source solution to project recording

Jess Ogden, Stuart Eve, Guy Hunt, Fasti & Furious: (re)Introducing FASTI Online

Rob Fry, The effects of seasonal variation on archaeological detection using earth resistance: Preliminary results from an ongoing study

David Stott, Seeing the unseen: Improving aerial prospection outside the visible spectrum

Dan Boddice, Using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) to Monitor the Geophysical Properties of Archaeological Residues

Nevio Dubbini and Gabriele Gattiglia, Mathematical models for the determination of archaeological potential

Peter McKeague and Mike Middleton, Beyond INSPIRE: Towards delivering richer heritage data in Scotland

Lawrence Shaw, “There’s an App for That”: How can smartphones improve the ergonomics of landsape study, analysis and

Paul Cripps, Places, People, Events and Stuff; building blocks for archaeological information systems. Concepts and Ideas to Practical Implementation

CAA2012 Blog posts

There are a few posts providing really useful overviews of the CAA2012.  Here are a few of my favourites:

Lisa Harris, 31st March 2012, SMiLE: Early Reflections and Next Steps

Gary Nobles, 1st April 2012, CAA 2012 Southampton

Kathryn Piquette, 4th April 2012, Visualising ancient Egyptian artefact surface transformations

Orla Murphy, 27th March 2012, Report on March 26th Plenary at CAA Southampton 2012 by Jeremy Huggett

Madeline Paterson, 29th March 2012, From Twitter sceptic to full-on convert (YouTube video)

Stuart Dunn, 1st April 2012, CAA1 – The Digital Humanities and Archaeology Venn Diagram

Steve Hitchcock, 29th March 2012, DataPool: presented, tweeted, blogged

CAA2012 on Vimeo

I know you may have seen some of these before, but I had to include again a link to the fantastic Vimeo videos, created by SUSUtv.  We now have 11 videos, so visit the caaconference Vimeo channel to see them all.

CAA Social Media in Live Events (SMiLE) project

The SMiLE team have been working hard to spread the social media word, and have presented a few papers on different aspects of the project. Here are a few highlights for you to take a look at:

Beale, N., Ogden, J., 2012. Social Media at the CAA  – A Reflective Report, Internet Archaeology Journal, Sept. 2012, 32:

Front page of Research Councils UK Digital Economy news:

Beale, N., Earl, G., Harris, L. 2012. Tools and tips to bridge and enhance live events, Smart Insights, 11th July 2012,

Harris, L., Earl, G., Beale, N., Phethean, C., Brughmans, T., 2012. Building Personal Learning Networks through Event- Based Social Media: a Case Study of the SMiLE Project, PLE Conference Proceedings, PLE Conference 2012,

Harris, L., Beale, N., 2012. If you don’t have social media, you are no one: How social media enriches conferences for some but risks isolating others, London School of Economics and Political Science, Impact of Social Sciences, 23rd May 2012,

Beale, N., Harris, L., 2012. “But who is going to read 12,000 tweets?!” How researchers can collect and share relevant social media content at conferences, London School of Economics and Political Science, Impact of Social Sciences, 25th June 2012,

Beale, N., Harris, L., 2012. Social Media in Live Events (SMiLE) project, paper presented at the Digital Literacies Conference, University of Southampton, June 2012 (

Beale, N., 2012. Social Media in Live Events (SMiLE) project, poster presented at the Digital Literacies Conference, University of Southampton, June 2012 (

CAA2012 Everywhere!

There are many more mentions of the CAA2012 on the web, and we will endeavour to continue to curate new content for you through this page, so check back again soon!

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