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Stratify Stratify is a programme which automatically lays out a Harris Matrix diagram showing the stratigraphical relationships of archaeological contexts. It takes into account all of the available information on chronology and groupings. Context data is stored in a relational database in Paradox format. Results from the programme can be exported in a number of bitmap and vector graphics formats. The web site has an annotated slide show demonstrating the use of the programme. A manual and two papers descriging the programme are available as pdf files. Stratify is free to download. (Archaeology D From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art The Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA) is dedicated to the development and application of scientific methods to the study of the past. It is part of School of Archaeology at Oxford University. The RLAHA conducts research on scientific dating methods, palaeodiet and stable isotopes and archaeomaterials and also offers dating and analysis services. The website gives brief information about the various techniques employed and details of how to submit samples for analysis. The radiocarbon dating section offers the OxCal radiocarbon calibration software for free From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Early Hominid Evolution : A Survey of the Australopithecines and Related Genera Early Hominid Evolution : A Survey of the Australopithecines and Related Genera is one of a number of on-line physical anthropology tutorials created by Dr. Dennis O'Neil of the Behavioral Sciences Department, Palomar College, San Marcos, California. It covers the discovery of early hominids and the analysis of their remains. Ther is a an extensive glossary which contains links to audio files demonstarting the pronounciation o fthe terms. There are also links in the pages to these files. Crossword puzzles and 'flashcards' provide tests on the material presented. Navigation From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Howick Project A Mesolithic Hut and Bronze Age Cist Cemetery on the Northumberland Coast, England Excavations at Howick, Northumberland revealed the remains of a Mesolithic hut constructed in about 7,800 BCE. It is the earliest dated evidence for human settlement in Northumberland and one of only a few Stone Age dwellings known from the British Isles. The Howick Project website gives information about the excavation of the hut and also of a Bronze Age cist cemetery uncovered during the excavations. There are brief descriptions of the methods employed and artefacts found. A set of schools pages provide an interpretation of the evidence in easy to understand language. The web site uses From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Latin teaching materials at Saint Louis University These web pages offer a wide range of downloadable tools and exercises for help with teaching and learning Latin at beginners' and intermediate levels. It features a series of explanatory lesson notes on aspects of grammar and vocabulary, including, for example, declension of nouns, verb conjugation, and sentence construction. Also included are grammar and vocabulary help and exercises for practising reading and composition. The site features a series of 'elementary readers' which provide basic textbook Latin for reading practice, as well as more advanced 'acceleration read From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Euclid's Elements This is an easy-to-use online English translation of the 'Elements' ('Stoicheia' in Greek) of the Greek mathematician Euclid (c. 300BC). The translation is accompanied throughout by geometric diagrams to illustrate Euclid's textbook. The text is easily accessible, as it has been divided by the site's author into individual books and then into sections relating to definitions, postulates, common notions and propositions. A summary of each idea is given; the user clicks on this to access the complete text of each. There is also a page relating what little we know of From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Soviet era posters The website Soviet Era Posters, located on the European Resource Centre website of the University of Birmingham, makes available an online gallery of the Baykov Library's poster collection. The posters span the period between 1920 to 1980, and show political leaders such as Lenin and Gorbachev, as well as propaganda posters related to such issues as healthcare and the increase in production. The collection has been assembled over thirty years by librarians. One click allows the user to view fifteen different eyecatching posters illustrating the aforementioned themes, and a further click a From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Mouseion : journal of the classical association of Canada This is the website of the Classical Association of Canada's journal, Mouseion. Details are given here of the publication's history (until 2001 the journal was known as Échos du monde classique/Classical Views) and objectives. Each year one issue is devoted to archaeology and two further issues deal with all aspects of the classics, including Greek and Latin literature, philology, history, philosophy, pedagogy and reception studies. Information on subscribing to, advertising in and contributing to Mouseion can be found here. Tables of contents for the journal dating back to 1995 may From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Argilos : an archaeological site of northern Greece This website is devoted to archaeological projects undertaken at Argilos, an ancient site on a hill (Palaiokastro) close to the Strymon delta in northern Greece. One of the main aims of the Greek-Canadian team involved in excavations here is to develop understanding of Greek colonies in the northwest Aegean around the seventh century BC. The website gives details of research objectives and work carried out so far, as well as information on the history of Argilos. Results of the excavations from 1992-2004 are presented here with clarity. Information is included on pottery styles, coinage and sm From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Centre for contemporary European studies The website of the Centre of Contemporary European Studies at the University of Paisley describes the activities of the Centre with a special regard to its research focus. The particular strength of the Centre is post-communist studies, especially focusing on Poland and the Czech and Slovak Republics. A major interest focuses upon the European Union enlargement and economic and environmental impact of EU structural policies. Its research interests include post-Communist transformation, political aspects of the EU integration, and literature and culture. The site also lists the participation of From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


European cultural review 14 The online version of the 14th issue of the European, an international publication published in Budapest, contains the translations of some of the best of twentieth-century Hungarian poetry into English. The issue starts with a scholarly introduction on 20th century Hungarian poetry. The section on each poet begins with a portrait, a short biographical introduction, and is followed one of their translated poems. It also contains a general annotated bibliography of twentieth-century Hungarian poetry in English translation. The site is available in English, Hungarian, German and French. (Zsuzsa From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Romanian voice The website Romanian Voice provides a substantial collection of primary material from classical and modern Romanian culture. The Culture section offers the full-text of humourous stories, folk stories, plays, and audio files of folk music and carols. The Poetry section makes available the best of Romanian poetry, whereas the Images section illustrates the beauty of Romanian urban architecture and nature through a collection of photographs. Readings by a small number of Romanian writers are also available as video clips. The site is equally navigable in both Romanian and English, although some From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


American Hungarian foundation The website of the American Hungarian Foundation describes the Foundation, which is devoted to furthering the understanding and appreciation of Hungarian culture in the United States. The Foundation was first founded in 1954, and it supports students and educational projects in the United States. It provides information about the Hungarian Heritage Centre (founded in 1989, based in New Yersey), and also about events, exhibitions, collections, and related libraries. The richly illustrated website is a useful starting point for becoming familiar with the vibrant cultural life of Hungarian-Americ From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Slovak-American international cultural foundation The website for the Slovak-American International Cultural Foundation website, based in Illinois, US, introduces the Foundation, which is the showcase for the literary, artistic and scholarly contributions of Slovaks and Slovak-Americans to the world. The Foundation's mission also includes the provision of technical, marketing and financial assistance to publishers in Slovakia intending to publish works in English. The Foundation was established after World War II. The site contains a long list of bilingual or English publications, and lists events in relation to popularising Slovak cultu From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Open Archaeology Sebastian Heath's Open Archaeology site is an archive containing Ancient Mediterranean archaeology and related information. The current field-work interest of the editor concerns Late Roman pottery in this geograpic setting and this is reflected in the information available in the site. The data is XML based and can be used and redistributed under the terms of the Open Publication License. The resources currently available are Location Catalog, Ceramic Typology, searchable Ceramic Finds, Subject Bibliographies and Bibliography. The Location Catalog is a list of geographic entities inc From New Humbul Resources on August 31, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Bananas The website titled Bananas.com here has sections on the origin of bananas, how to grow the food, buy it, prepare bananas to eat, banana nutrition and medicinal uses. Based in banana commerical interests and not pure science, the information is healthy learning fare for the generalist wanting to know more about this important and popular [...] From Golden Swamp on August 31, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Gamer's Choice? - NP9880 Notebook From Sager The Sager NP9880 is a quality gaming laptop that ticks all the right boxes. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 31, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


The One-Drop Rule in The Postbellum North and Upper South Short lecture/presentation suitable as supplemental reading for a course on the history of U.S. racialism. This essay presents two topics. "Three Midwest Cases" shows that in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the midwestern states were still adjusting to the impact of the new one-drop rule. "Three Upper South Cases" discusses the pivotal watershed case that established the one-drop rule as the law of the land in court precedent. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Peer Review in the Internet Age: Five (5) Easy Pieces The author talks about 5 specific uses: Open Peer review; Commentary-based; Community-based; Usage-based; and Citation-based. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Computer Games for Learning Playing games to learn basic life skills has been an important learning strategy from earliest times, and remains so today, especially for early instruction at home. However, when games are mooted as strategies for formal instruction, opinion quickly polarises around two very different positions: on the one hand, some educators will point out that apart from their undeniable power to motivate, games are capable of fostering the development of valuable skills in areas such as strategic thinking, communication and collaboration, group decision-making and negotiation, literacy and numeracy; on th From EdNA Online on August 31, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Istituto Michaelangelo The Istituto Michelangelo school offers Italian language and cultural courses in Florence. Accommodation is available in families, apartments, studios. This site provides information about courses in Art, Italian culture, cooking courses, activities, excursions. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


GreyPages Search for an Australian Business or Person in Australian Grey Pages Lookup Residential and Business and Mobile Directory. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


SPEC Kit 286 - Collaboration for Distance Learning Information Literacy Instruction (Executive Summary) Distance education has become increasingly pervasive in higher education. While a fair number of libraries have offered generous document delivery and reference services to distance learners, fewer have provided ample information literacy instruction. However, progress is being made. Instruction librarians are increasingly reaching out to distance learners and integrating information literacy into their institutions’ curricula. This SPEC survey gathered information about the provision of information literacy instruction to off-site students who are unable to visit their institution's lib From EdNA Online on August 31, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


One Big Village Every third child is born into a life of poverty. One Big Village, a site from World Vision, explores how we are all connected and seeks to answer 'big' questions, like why there's inequality, poverty and war. Watch and listen to 100 different voices from around the world, read information about global issues and discover how your decisions can impact others. From Recent Items on August 31, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Preserving Australia's Multicultural Documentary Heritage: A Starter Kit Published by the National Library of Australia in 2004. The project which produced this kit aimed to to help ethnic organisations look after their collections and make them easy to use by researchers; to identify archival materials held by ethnic organisations by surveying their collections; and to help ethnic organisations to make their collections more accessible to the wider public by listing them in national directories. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


National Accelerated Literacy Program A joint program between the Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training, Charles Darwin University and the Department of Education, Science and Training, the National Accelerated Literacy Program is a literacy teaching program designed to accelerate the literacy levels of marginalised students to age appropriate levels or higher. The website includes readings, projusect reports, case studies and other resources. It includes information about the Graduate Certificate in Accelerated Literacy available to teachers participating in the program. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


LINCS Special Collections (National Institute for Literacy, USA) The LINCS Special Collections (U.S.) are one-stop electronic gateways to specialized information on high-quality literacy practices and materials for use in adult education and literacy programs. Literacy topics include Assessment, Correctional Education, ESL, Family, Health, Learning Disabilities, Science, Technology and Workforce. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Electronic Text Archives and Plays Online A free service for playwrights and play readers, that provides links to all plays known about that are available full text, online, for free. (from site) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


This Month in Theatre History Provides information on what happened on each day in history in theatre, and also provides links to theatre topics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Medieval Drama Links A personal collection of approximately 200 links to sources on medieval drama, from costumes to texts, to design, and more. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


STAPLE: Statistics Terms Associated with Popular Lyrical Expression! ongoing listing of examples of lyric excerpts which contain statistics terms and concepts; all excerpts come from nationally commercially released audio recordings, spanning a variety of genres. These can help enliven a day of class in which this term will be introduced. In addition to the motivating novelty, it also provides an opportunity for classes to discuss any differences there may be between formal and informal usage – between the textbook and the song, as well as any implicit commentary on societal perceptions of or attitudes towards statistics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Beyond Intractability Initially created by a team of more than 200 distinguished scholars and practitioners from around the world, the Beyond Intractability Knowledge Base is built around an online "encyclopedia" with easy-to-understand essays on almost 400 topics. These essays explain the many dynamics which determine the course of conflict along with available options for promoting more constructive approaches to resolving, transforming, preventing, or changing situations of conflict. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


CRInfo-Business Edition CRInfo is a free, online clearinghouse, indexing more than 25,000 peace- and conflict resolution-related Web pages, books, articles, audiovisual materials, organizational profiles, events, and current news articles. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Nathaniel Tymes, Jr. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Records of Early English Drama An international scholarly project that establishes the broad context from which the great drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries grew. (from site) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


The Samuel Beckett EndPage This page is intended a a multiple resource site for all those interested in the life and works of Samuel Beckett. It also houses the official page of the Samuel Beckett Society. (from site) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


The WWW Virtual Library Theatre and Drama Provides pointers to resources in more than 50 countries around the world, for professionals, amateurs, academics, and students of all ages. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Strategic Partnerships Program Networks Six Strategic Partnerships Program Networks have been established for providing information to organisations and associations on current Government (Victoria) policy and initiatives. The Networks also enable the sharing of ideas and the work of organisations and associations and promote the development of collaborative partnerships and implementation of innovative programs for schools, students and teachers. The Networks for the triennium 2003 to 2005 are: Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria (CPTAV) convened by CPTAV; Environmental Education Network convened by Zoos Victo From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Visions 2020.2 - Student Views on Transforming Education and Training Through Advanced Technologies Produced by NetDay and the U.S. Department of Education, this report is based on 'Speak-Up Day for Students' held in late 2004. Four common themes emerged in questionnaire answers: digital devices, access to computers and the Internet, intelligent tutor/helper, ways to learn and complete school work using technology. The report also contains a profile of the New Millenials, the current K-12 students. The report follows up on an earlier Vision 2020 report written in 2002. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Achievement Gap: Solutions (Part II) Policy-makers and education leaders face some daunting challenges in closing the achievement gap. Current reform efforts focus on a number of core strategies including raising academic standards, improving teacher quality and expanding educational opportunities through vouchers and charter schools. Part II of this report from ASCD SmartBriefs takes a look at some of those strategies, as well as a few others that may hold promise. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Literacy and Numeracy: Answers to Parents' Questions about Benchmarks From the Australian Council of State School Organisations, this Literacy and Numeracy article gives parents information about benchmarks for literacy and numeracy. From EdNA Online on August 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


UNAA: Media Peace Awards The Media Peace Awards were initiated as a national program of the United Nations Association (Vic) in 1978. They seek to promote understanding and awareness about humanitarian and social justice issues in our society. The website has links to the nomination form, media release, poster and previous winners. From Recent Items on August 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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