Aaron Gidding

Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, UCSD

Aaron Gidding’s love for archaeology began at age twelve when he was a docent at the Field Museum in Chicago. He studied at George Washington University and the University College London before coming to UC San Diego to pursue his Ph.D. with Professor Tom Levy. Currently Gidding is working to create a system for rapid analysis inventory and display of materials as they are collected on excavation sites- a database that allows the archaeologist to integrate what’s going on in the field with the projects here at UC San Diego, and a method of disseminating archaeological data over the internet. Currently his focus has turned more towards traditional “dirt archaeology” where he is focusing on studying pottery of the Early Bronze Age in Southern Jordan to understand political and social
differentiation and the development of utilitarian commodities, especially copper.




Nov 6, 2013 - "ArchaeoSTOR: A Data Curation System for Research on the Archaeological Frontier,"Gidding A, Matsui Y, Levy TE, DeFanti T, and Kuester F. , Future Generation Computer Systems 29(2013):2117 - 2127

Aug 17, 2012 - "Portable Data Management Cloud for Field Science,"Y. Matsui, A. Gidding, T. Levy, F. Kuester, and T. DeFanti, IEEE Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing:1000-1001

Jul 1, 2012 - "ArchaeoSTOR map: publishing archaeological geodata on the web,"Y. Matsui, A. Gidding, T.E. Levy, F. Kuester, and T.A. DeFanti, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Applications

May 1, 2012 - "On-Site Digital Archaeology 3.0 and Cyber-Archaeology: Into the Future of the Past- New Developments, Delivery and the Creation of a Data Avalanche,"Thomas Evan Levy, Vid Petrovic,Tom Wypych, Aaron Gidding, Knabb, K., Hernandez, D., Smith,N. G., Schlulz, J. P., Savage, S. H. , Kuester, F. , Ben-Yosef, E., Buitenhuys, C. , Barrett, C. J., Najjar, M., & DeFanti, T. , Introduction to Cyber-Archaeology, M. Forte, Editor

Jul 23, 2011 - "Dealing with Archaeology's Data Avalanche," Petrovic, V., A. Gidding, T. Wypych, F. Kuester, T. A. DeFanti, and T. E. Levy, IEEE Computer

Jul 1, 2011 - "Dealing with Archaeology's Data Avalanche: Computational Tools for the Analyses of LiDAR Datasets from a Cyber Enabled Field Site,"Vid Petrovic and Aaron Gidding, IEEE Computer