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Over the last couple of months I have had the pleasure to get to know Phil Buckland at the Archaeology Department who is doing very good work, and who is also very HUMlab-like. Among other things, he develops digital tools based on environmental archaeology, and his BugsCEP software is a fine example of a digital humanities tool:

BugsCEP is a research and teaching aid for palaeoentomology, entomology and ecology. As well as habitat and distribution data, it includes tools for climate and environmental reconstruction, and facilities for storing site based abundance/collection data. A variety of searching and reporting functions greatly augment the efficiency of beetle based research.

And just in case you did not get it: BugsCEP stands for “Bugs Coleopteran Ecology Package”. Project website here.  Phil’s thesis is available from here – succinctly titled The development and implementation of software for palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatological research: the Bugs Coleopteran Ecology Package (BugsCEP).

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