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    The Black Sea Fish and Mollusca Project

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 2012-2013 Provost Digital Innovation Grant Winners

    Project Name: The Black Sea Fish and Mollusca Project
    Grantee: Antonia Santangelo
    Discipline: Anthropology
    Funding Cycle: 2012-2013
    Project Status: Complete
    Project White Paper: Not yet available

     

    About The Project

    The Black Sea Fish and Mollusca Project employs Omeka, an open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions to showcase a physical comparative collection of fish skeletons and mollusc shells from the Black Sea coastal regions of Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia.This unique virtual museum aims to provide hi-res images and scans of the specimens, as well as feature online topical exhibitions related to seafood studies and identity, environment, maritime adaptations, fish migration and the development of fishing economies in this region. This digital resource will improve the way archaeologists analyze such faunal remains on archaeological projects and serve as an online educational destination for all major topics related to Black Sea fish and mollusca. Antonia Santangelo is also a Graduate Student Researcher in the New Media Lab (NML) http://www.nml.cuny.edu/.  The NML’s supportive and creative environment has strongly influenced the direction of this digital project.