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HD-51590-12Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up GrantsUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleMapping archaeological landscapes through aerial thermographic imaging4/1/2012 - 7/31/2014$49,999.00JesseJ.Casana   University of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2012ArchaeologyDigital Humanities Start-Up GrantsDigital Humanities499990499990

Research into the best techniques for using aerial thermographic imaging to support archeological research, with tests to be run at sites in Cyprus, Dubai, and South Dakota.

This project aims to develop techniques for efficient, high-resolution aerial thermal infrared imaging of archaeological sites and surrounding landscapes. Archaeologists have been aware since the 1970s that images which record thermal wavelengths of light can reveal surface and buried archaeological features that are otherwise invisible, but the costs and difficulty of the technology has made its application beyond the reach of most scholars. This project will develop methods for collecting high-resolution thermal infrared images using a specialized camera mounted on a remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle. Conducting surveys at archaeological sites in three environmentally and culturally distinct regions--Cyprus, Dubai and South Dakota--our results will demonstrate the potential and limitations of the technology in a variety of archaeological contexts, offer guidelines for executing surveys and processing results, and serve as a blueprint for other investigators in the future.

HD-51753-13Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up GrantsUniversity of Arkansas, Fayetteville21st Century Data, 21st Century Publications: 3D Model Publication and building the Peer Reviewer Community8/1/2013 - 12/31/2015$49,719.00W. Fred Limp   University of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2013ArchaeologyDigital Humanities Start-Up GrantsDigital Humanities497190497190

The development of a publication framework and peer reviewer community for scholarly publication of the three-dimensional models and complex datasets produced by archaeological research.

The preservation and dissemination of 3D archaeological data, and the adaptation of peer review to accommodate publications based on complex digital data and models, are key emergent issues in 21st-century archaeology and related fields in the humanities. The core problems this project addresses are (a) developing a process for the peer reviewed publication of the kinds of digital 3d models and complex, interactive datasets projects like ours are now producing, and (b) building a community of peer reviewers with the necessary skills and background to properly evaluate these publications. This project will support the creation of a pilot publication, which will be the focus of efforts to define a publication medium which effectively communicates the narratives constructed with these complex data and models and will move towards defining the process, or framework, for larger scale publications, providing the training and knowledge transfer needed.

HND-284967-22Digital Humanities: NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural InstitutionsUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleDigital Storytelling on African Urbanisms: A Model to Empower Education Initiatives Across the Global South2/1/2022 - 3/31/2023$49,999.00Carla KlehmAngelia PayneUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2021African StudiesNEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural InstitutionsDigital Humanities499990499990

The assessment and expansion of the metsemegolgolo digital archive for use in teaching digital storytelling to K-12 and college students in Southern Africa and across the Global South. The UK partner, the University of Cambridge, is requesting £59,948 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

This project explores how to best empower secondary school and university educators based in the Global South to explore cultural heritage through a digital archive called metsemegologolo, ‘ancient towns’ in Setswana. Metsemegolgolo, co-directed by Cambridge and based at three South African institutions, is an open source prototype database containing archaeological data, heritage objects, historical maps, oral histories and poetry about precolonial African urbanisms. This project develops a complementary UK-US collaboration among the metsemegologolo developers, digital heritage experts, and southern African educators with the purpose of exploring digital storytelling in low-resourced educational environments across the Global South. Increasing digital representations of marginalised histories is part of the ongoing process of decolonizing the digital humanities and further deepens connections to, and preservation of, cultural heritage sites.

HT-272565-20Digital Humanities: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleSAROI: Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Studies9/1/2020 - 8/31/2023$250,000.00Carla KlehmJackson CothrenUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2020ArchaeologyInstitutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesDigital Humanities2500000214988.990

An online and in-person mentorship and training program to facilitate collaboration among scholars at the Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute, devoted to large-scale archeological analysis of objects, structures, sites, and landscapes.

The Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute, hosted at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas, addresses an increasing need for advanced training in spatial methodologies in archaeology and heritage management. Spatial analysis of human behavior involves data on a “very large-scale,” as there are many aspects involved in understanding how humans perceive space, occupy it, and alter it. Obtaining this “very large-scale” data involves the high-density measurement and analysis of objects, structures, sites, and landscapes. Recent developments that allow for higher density and more precision are helping us address complex questions about human nature that heretofore were not possible. SAROI seeks to support 16 junior scholars in an online and in-person training and mentorship program over the course of three years, with the intent of building long-term collaborative relationships among Fellows and between Fellows and SAROI staff.

HT-50038-10Digital Humanities: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleInstitute for Digital Archaeology7/1/2010 - 6/30/2013$249,885.00JesseJ.Casana   University of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2010ArchaeologyInstitutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesDigital Humanities2498850249755.840

A semester-long program of advanced training in geospatial technologies critical to the practice of modern archaeology, followed by participation in field projects.

This proposal seeks funding to support a program designed to provide junior scholars in archaeology with advanced training in geospatial technologies and their application to archaeological research. While geospatial technologies ranging from satellite remote sensing, to subsurface geophysical prospection, to three dimensional scanning and visualization have all become increasingly critical to modern archaeology, few practitioners have the necessary technical skills to integrate these technologies into research and teaching programs. Participants in this program will have the opportunity to spend an entire semester taking a series of intensive courses in geospatial technologies and make use of the hardware, software and instrumentation available at the University of Arkansas's Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies on independent research projects. On-campus training will be followed up by participation in one of numerous archaeological field projects.

PG-51926-13Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevillePreservation of Archeological Artifacts from Northwest and Northeast Arkansas1/1/2013 - 6/30/2014$5,797.00MaryC.Suter   University of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2012ArchaeologyPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access579705477.270

The purchase of archival quality storage supplies to complete the rehousing of 223,928 inventoried archaeological artifacts from 12 counties in northwest Arkansas and 16 counties in northeast Arkansas in the collections of the University of Arkansas Museum. These artifacts represent the legacy of Archaic period peoples through the mound-building Mississippian culture and span the period from 5,000 BCE to CE 1,500. They include stone tools and pottery shards, 5,244 fragile whole ceramic vessels, and organic artifacts including moccasins and baby cradles.

The project would provide an object-level preservation environment for the University of Arkansas Museum's archeological collections from northwest Arkansas bluff shelters and northeast Arkansas mound sites. The bluff shelter sites are unique in that they include preserved organics such as cane, grass, wood, and seeds, materials not normally preserved in archaeological contexts. The mound sites represent the material culture of the populous Mississippian peoples in present-day Arkansas that DeSoto met in 1541 on his march through the American southeast. Both of these collections are used to better understand the culture, lifeways, foodways, and religion of these Precolumbian peoples. These collections are currently stored in acidic boxes and trays. The purchase of storage supplies would allow us to transfer the collections into archival-quality boxes and trays for improved object preservation and access.

PH-20893-99Preservation and Access: National Heritage Preservation ProjectsUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleImproving Storage of Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Historical Collections4/1/1999 - 3/31/2002$193,548.00MaryC.Suter   University of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA1999AnthropologyNational Heritage Preservation ProjectsPreservation and Access19354801935480

To support the purchase of storage furniture and the rehousing of the combined archaeological, ethnographic, and historical collections of the University Museum and the Arkansas Archaeological Survey.

PW-285206-22Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleFoundations of the Urban Cholula Salvage Archaeology Geodatabase (UCSAG)7/1/2022 - 3/31/2024$50,000.00Carla Klehm   University of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2022ArchaeologyHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access500000500000

A Foundations project to undertake a collections assessment, design a geo-database, and establish metadata and digitization protocols for archaeological data from two areas around the site of Cholula (Puebla), Mexico, an important pre-Columbian urban and religious center, occupied through the conquest.

UCSAG-Foundations focuses on the initial development for a database that will be known as UCSAG (Urban Cholula Salvage Archaeological Geodatabase), associated with archaeological collections from the last 2,000 years in the Cholula area of Mexico. The Cholula collections have the potential to enable research for and tell the story of the rich Mexican indigenous history and living heritage before, during, and after Spanish colonialism. The collections from Urban Cholula, discovered through salvage excavations in two modern cities adjacent to Cholula's Great Pyramid, have the potential to transform understandings of how Cholula operated as a political and religious center during the pre-Columbian era, and continued to be a resilient locus of Mesoamerican culture throughout the colonial period. UCSAG-Foundations will design the database and determine the protocols to bring the attention of the world to these little-known, but incredibly significant humanities collections.

PW-50083-08Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleCORONA Archaeological Atlas of the Middle East8/1/2008 - 7/31/2011$338,045.00JesseJ.Casana   University of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2008ArchaeologyHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access33804503380450

The creation of a digital archaeological atlas of selected sites from the greater Near East (North Africa to Central Asia) based on CORONA satellite images.

Archaeologists have long appreciated the the extraordinary power of aerial photography and satellite imagery to aid in the discovery and interpretation of arcaeological sites, the recognition of larger cultural landscape features. However in the Middle East, no imagey of adequate spatial resolution was available to archaeologists until 1995, when a large archive of US intelligence satellite images from the 1960s and 1970s, know as CORONA, were declassified and made publicly available. These images provide stunning, high resolution views of the landscape before urbanization and expansion, and have been employed recently in a handful of innovative archaeological projects in the Middle East. However, these images as distributed by the USGS exhibit severe distortions and must be photogrammetrically corrected making them useful to only a handful of specialists. This project will develop and distribe a digital CORONA satellite imagery-based archaeological atlas of the Middle East.

PW-51419-13Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleThe CORONA Atlas Project: Correction and distribution of declassified satellite imagery for archaeological research.6/1/2013 - 6/30/2017$275,000.00JesseJ.Casana   University of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2013ArchaeologyHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access27500002750000

The second phase of a project to create a digital archaeological atlas of Old World archaeological sites with an emphasis on central and eastern China, southeastern Europe, central Asia, the Indus Valley, and the African Sahel, based on 3,000 CORONA satellite images, augmenting images of the Near East that were the focus of the first phase of the project.

This project seeks funding to expand an online database of declassified, Cold War-era CORONA satellite imagery, collected as part of the world's first intelligence satellite imaging program from 1960-1972. These unique images, made publicly available in 1996, have proven to be a critical resource in archaeology, primarily because they preserve a picture of sites and landscapes that predates recent agricultural, industrial and urban development. Such land use changes have often resulted in archaeological features being obscured or destroyed, and CORONA is therefore a truly unique resource, enabling archaeologists to reconstruct and virtually explore lost landscapes. Research in the Near East, where CORONA has been most extensively utilized, shows its potential as a tool for the discovery and mapping of archaeological sites, the documentation of associated roads, canals and field systems, and the reconstruction of ancient landscapes.

RZ-50107-03Research Programs: Collaborative ResearchUniversity of Arkansas, Arkansas Archaeological SurveyRock Art and the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex7/1/2003 - 12/31/2006$175,000.00George Sabo   University of Arkansas, Arkansas Archaeological SurveyFayettevilleAR72702USA2003ArchaeologyCollaborative ResearchResearch Programs17500001743100

A study of ancient Native American cosmology and ritual though an investigation of rock art production in the Mississippi period (900-1600 C.E.) at a series of Arkansas sites. (36 months)

This three-year project seeks to contribute new information on ancient Native American cosmology and ritual by investigating the role of rock art production in the Mississippi period (A.D. 900-1600) Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Field investigations will be conducted at a series of Arkansas sites. Subsequent analysis will examine rock art iconography, the geographical context and cultural landscape relationships of rock art sites, and the cultural rules associated with rock art site selection and image production.