Monthly archives: October, 2015

Mitigating asset loss in large drawing files

An error in one of my CAD Civil files has caused me to rethink the way I approach large drawing files that contain multiple assets. All of the assets that comprise my landscape model (digitised contours, spot heights, breaklines, TIN surface, structure models) were internal components of the main drawing file. This means that if…


EES Study Day – On the trail of Imhotep

Yesterday I attended the Egypt Exploration Society study day in London, which took place within the faux Egyptian façade of Greater London House. The day was thoroughly interesting and I had the chance to catch up with friends and discuss projects. I met some very nice people during the day, all enthusiastic about Egyptology. The…


British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology

The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology conference is being held at the Schools of Archaeology History, and Anthropology and Classics at Lampeter (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) from January 6th-January 8th 2016 (http://www.banea2016.org/). My paper ‘(Re)constructing the sacred landscape of Saqqara’ has been accepted for the Sacred Landscapes session. (Re)constructing the sacred landscape…


Digital Past 2016

The Digital Past 2016 conference will be held in Llandudno on February 10th and 11th. Visit the website for more details: http://digitalpast2016.blogspot.co.uk/. I will be attending and presenting the following paper: Digital Saqqara – from bits of paper to bytes of data Traditionally Egyptologists have relied upon their extensive knowledge of published literature to understand…


Examining landscape

My time this past week has mainly been spent on editing my thesis chapters. When writing new material, I have been focussed on the use of the term landscape. We often hear people use such phrases as ‘the landscape is beautiful’ or ‘it’s a picturesque landscape’, and I have used the term ‘landscape model’ in…