Archaeology from Around the World

Some great new photos have been popping up at Archaeology in Action, the flickr group dedicated to showing archaeologists doing their thing:

What dedication!

From alverstonedig, a muddy dig on the Isle of Wight. They found well preserved Iron Age timbers (with visible axe-marks), a Roman causeway and–this kills me–a hazel leaf, pressed into the bog.

Mahmoud

From shovelingtom, a project in Sudan, where there are gorgeous vistas and interesting rock art.  I like his photos of the surrounding community as well.

Name that mineral

Finally, a photo of a ceramic thin section from a fellow Berkeley PhD student, Andy Roddick. If you click on the photo, he identifies some of the various minerals with notes.  I love this aspect of flickr–annotating photos to provide explanations guided by professional vision adds so much to presenting archaeology to the public.  And for that matter, to other archaeologists–I surely didn’t know what a biotite looked like!

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Author: colleenmorgan

Dr. Colleen Morgan (ORCID 0000-0001-6907-5535) is the Lecturer in Digital Archaeology and Heritage in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She conducts research on digital media and archaeology, with a special focus on embodiment, avatars, genetics and bioarchaeology. She is interested in building archaeological narratives with emerging technology, including photography, video, mobile and locative devices. Through archaeological making she explores past lifeways and our current understanding of heritage, especially regarding issues of authority, authenticity, and identity.

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