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Last active August 29, 2015 14:00
Map of countries in M.A. Thesis
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We can make this file beautiful and searchable if this error is corrected: It looks like row 10 should actually have 12 columns, instead of 11. in line 9.
Period,Begin (cal BC),End (cal BC),Levant,Middle Euphrates,El Rouj Region,Cyprus,Northern Mesopotamian,Southern Mesopotamia,Khabur Region,Deh Luran Region,Northwestern Iran
0,,12500,Epi-Palaeolithic,,,,Epi-Palaeolithic / Zarzian,,,,
1,12500,9500,Natufian / Proto-Neolithic,,,Akrotiri Phase,,,,,
2,10500,8300,PPNA / Proto-Neolithic,Neolithic 1,,PPNA,,,,,
3,8300,7600,Early-Middle PPNB,Neolithic 2,,Sotira,,,,,
4,7600,6900,Late PPNB,Neolithic 2,El-Rouj 1,Late PPNB,Late PPNB,,,Bus Moreh,
5,6900,6400,Final PPNB / PPNC,Neolithic 3,El-Rouj 2a/b,Khirokitia,Final PPNB / Proto-Hassuna / Archaic Hassuna,Ubaid 0,Proto-Hassuna,Ali Kosh,
6,6400,5800,Yarmoukian / Amuq A,,El-Rouj 2c,Khirokitia,Archaic Hassuna / Hassuna / Samarra / Pre-Halaf / Proto-Halaf,Ubaid 1-2,Proto-Hassuna,Mohammed Jaffar / Sefid,Hajji Firuz / Hasanlu X
7,5800,5400,Jericho IX / Amuq B,,El-Rouj 2d/3,Khirokitia,Halaf,Ubaid 2,Samarra / Halaf,Surkh,Hajji Firuz / Hasanlu X
8,5400,5000,Amuq C-D,,El-Rouj 4,Khirokitia / Sotira,Northern Ubaid,Ubaid 3,,Sabz / Choga

How to create a list of reflection posts in github pages:

  1. Create a repository.
  2. Create a second branch called gh-pages.
  3. Create your index file. The goal is to have a blurb introducing your work, and then a list of dated posts.
  4. Include a folder for stylesheets, as well as a favicon, readme or whatever other resources you need to make the site functional and good-looking.
  5. In a folder called posts, drop similarly styled html files with the text replaced with the new post. In my workflow, I'm writing the posts elsewhere and then editing them to remove confidential or personally identifying information. It might be a good idea to keep a blank html template file as one of my site resources.
  6. Create a new line in the main page's html file that links to the corresponding post (structured thusly: and you're all set!
zackbatist / gist:9492588
Last active January 20, 2018 23:21
Nice plot template format for k-means clustering
plot(a,pch=20, col =$cluster)
symbols($centers,$size, add=TRUE)
zackbatist / matrix2graph.r
Last active January 20, 2018 23:21
Some useful igraph commands (R) for converting weighted adjacency matrices to graph files
# Load adjacency matrix as a graph object
Load adjacency matrix:
zackbatist / MA_thesis_appendix_b.r
Last active January 20, 2018 23:22
This is the R code used for my M.A. thesis, which is also included as Appendix B in the document itself.

Quals reading lists

Methodological approaches to understanding and representing (archaeological) knowledge work - Costis Dallas

This reading list explores the different ways in which research practice and knowledge construction may be studied. It surveys various relevant methodologies, and assesses the implications that come to bear through their use. What kinds of information are collected through different data collection protocols? How does this contribute to different research outcomes down the road? How might insights garnered through different approaches lead to different ways of extending or applying them? How might the freedom and flexibility afforded by the use of grounded theory be leveraged effectively?

Theoretical and applied approaches to cognition and action - Matt Ratto

The starting point for this reading list is the assumption that archaeological projects be considered as cooperatively constructed socio-technical mechanisms that are iteratively designed and tinkered with to construct

zackbatist / GS01a.bib
Last active September 13, 2018 19:26
author = {M Rothenberg},
type = {HTML},
title = {Review of Cadw Mobile App [application]},
journal = {Internet Archaeology},
publisher = {},
url = {},
year = {2017},
note = {Query date: 2018-09-10},
zackbatist / FetchAbstracts.R
Created September 19, 2018 18:27
A small script that reads DOIs from a bibtex file, fetches abstracts from Crossref when they are available, and exports another bibtex file with that added info.
# install and run packages
# install.packages("bib2df")
# install.packages("rcrossref")
# import the bibtex to a data frame
# biblio.bib is a file in the working directory
df <- bib2df("biblio.bib")
zackbatist /
Created February 17, 2019 18:59
Google Sheets function that returns the hex code for the background colour of a cell
* =getHex(cell("address",A1)) returns hex code for background colour of cell A1
* taken from
function getHex(input) {
var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
var cell = ss.getRange(input);
var result = cell.getBackground();