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Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages

Project URL

http://www.aemap.ac.uk

Summary

Ogham, the Celtic tree language, in the Book of Ballymote (1390)Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages explores the development of language in Atlantic Europe (Britain, Ireland, northwest France, western Iberia) from 2900BC to the arrival of Latin (AD 400). It aims to test the hypothesis that Celtic probably evolved from Indo-European in Atlantic Europe during the Bronze Age. The prestigious research team is being led by Professor John Koch at the University of Wales.

The project will make extensive use of GIS in compiling scientific evidence and a huge body of historical, linguistic and archaeological data, together with object metadata from the National Museum of Wales. Co-Investigator Paul Vetch, at King’s College London’s Department of Digital Humanities, will lead a team (including the Department’s web mapping specialist, Neil Jakeman) on research and development work around the curation and visualisation of the GIS, and direct exposure of the evidential data following Open Data principles.

Start Date

1 April 2013 

Status

In progress 

Participants

 
Participant Role of participant Institution Department
Professor John Kock
PI University of Wales
Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe
Co-Investigator University of Oxford
Archaeology
Professor Raimund Karl
Co-Investigator University of Bangor
History, Welsh History and Archaeology
Paul Vetch
Co-Investigator King's College London  Digital Humanities
Miguel Vieira
Research Developer
King's College London
Digital Humanities

Funders

AHRC 

Discipline

Archaeology, Historical Geography, Linguistics


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