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Data Base and Software for processing
archeological data

Developed by students of the Chair of Economic Cybernetics, Kazan Federal University, supervised by E.A.Begovatov, Assoc. Prof. of the Chair of Mathematical Statistics, and O.A. Kashina, Assoc. Prof. of the Chair of Economic Cybernetics of Kazan Federal University.

See the following paper for the description of the web-application: E.A. Begovatov, O.A. Kashina, and A.F. Kochkina. Identification of archaeology exhibit with the help of the client-server application on the website of the Archeology museum of Kazan Federal University. // Cultures of Euroasian steps of the second half of the I millenium A.D. Samara, 2008 [in Russian].

Archaeological sites on the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan



Pottery
This section contains a server database for ceramic exhibits found at archaeological excavations. Users can calculate online the characteristics (like the volume, curvature, etc) of pottery work items and visualize their shapes. One can also "reconstruct" pottery exemplars from their fragments by using methods of mathematical statistics.

References:

E.A. Begovatov and A.F. Kochkina. Reconstruction of dimensions of ceramic vessels from their fragments // Russian Archeology, Moscow, 1993, pp. 88-99. [in Russian]

A.F. Kochkina. Pottery stamps of the Bilyarsk settlement // Medieval archeological sites of Tatarstan - Kazan, 1983 - 69 p.

N.A. Kokorina. Ceramics of the Volga Bulgaria of the second half of the XI - the beginning of the XV centuries - Kazan, 2002 -382 p.

NB! The client-side functions of the applications are realized as Java-applets and programs in JavaScript.

Programmers: Leisan Ibragimova, Galina Khisamova, Elfira Gainanova, Alsu Gaifutdinova.

Numismatics
The application allows one to restore characteristic diameters and the initial weight of a coin from the image and the weight of its fragment. A user has to upload an image of a fragment as a file in a graphic format (jpg or gif). Various tools (like the "rubber band", "brash", or "lasso") are proposed for solving the image recognition problem.

NB! The client-side functions of the applications are realized as Java-applets and programs in JavaScript.

Programmers: Irina Vagapova, Amirkhan Ismagilov, Salavat Kadyrov, Ekaterina Mal'tseva, Vladimir Toschev.

Osteology
The application allows one to define the most probable sex of the cattle from 4 dimensions of metapodia. Calculations are performed by the method of discriminant analysis.

See the following paper for the description of the method, the data on the metacarpuses of the cattle of the Kalmyk and other breeds, and the results of calculations: E.A. Begovatov and A.G. Petrenko. Determination of the withers height of the cattle in archeology // Kazan, KSU, 1994.

The initial data and results of calculations (in XLS format) from the above paper



NB! The client-side functions of the applications are realized as programs in JavaScript.

Programmer: Valeriya Selivanova.

Glassware
The application for determining the origin of the glassware produced in 11-14 centuries.

References:

[1] M.A. Bezborodov, Chemistry and technology of ancient and medieval glassware. Minsk: Nauka i tekhnika, 1969 [in Russian].

[2] Yu.L. Shchapova, Byzantine glass: Essays in history, the 3d Edition. URSS, 2008 [in Russian].

[3] V.A. Galibin, The chemical composition of the glassware as a source of archeological data. Russian academy of Science. Works of the Institute of the history of material culture, V. IV, "Peterburgskoe Vostokovedenie", St. Petersburg, 2001 [in Russian].

[4] S.I. Valiullina, The glassware of the Volga Bulgaria (by the data collected at the Bilyarsk settlement). KSU, Kazan, 2005 [in Russian].

[5] E.A.Begovatov, O.A.Kashina, and L.F. Nedashkovskii Solution of some reconstruction problems in archeology on the webiste of Kazan University // Archeology and computer technplogies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Branch, Izhevsk: 2005, pp. 90-98.

Data on the chemical composition of ancient and medieval glassware (in the XLS format)



NB! The client-side functions of the applications are realized as programs in JavaScript.

Programmers: Rainur Khamidullin, Elena Koledova, Yuliya Dolgikh.



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