Saturday, August 09, 2008

Archaeology offers computer hope
Researchers will analyse ancient networks used to create pottery

Researchers hope a new study into ancient civilisations will help develop computer systems of the future.

The universities of Glasgow, Leicester and Exeter are taking part in a £1.75m project to analyse ancient traditions and techniques.

It is hoped that tracing links between people who made and used items such as coins and pottery will offer insight into early information networks.

Color me skeptical.