[open-archaeology] Open data/content on ancient tablets?
leifuss at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 5 10:27:57 BST 2010
I think they're fairly open but get in touch with Segolene Tarte to
get the details (she's very approachable and her contact details are
I just heard Greg Crane talk about student-based crowdsourcing of the
Homer Multitext Project:
and while I'm not directly aware of any similar projects for
cuneiform, a number of open archives are online:
I suspect however, that the real difficulty is the lack of people able
to do the trancription/translation, rather than the technology (or,
for that matter, the openness).
On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 8:58 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
> Virtual world illuminates Roman tablet
> Does anyone know how open CSAD's content/data is?
> Also wonder if there are any projects to crowdsource
> transcription/translation/etc of ancient tablets? E.g. for things like
> cuneiform tablets -- of which I understand there are thousands still
> untranslated, and very possibly things like Gilgamesh-style literary
> epics waiting to be discovered!
> Jonathan Gray
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