Answers in the Amphoras…

Carefully-made drawings have been a fundamental way that archaeologists have recorded their finds since the dawn of archaeology as a formal academic subject at the end of the 19th century. As time has gone on, these drawings have become ever more technical in their style and standardised in their components. Sadly, this means there are… Continue reading Answers in the Amphoras…

3D Modelling via SfM

What is it and how can it be used? Archaeology was unusually quick to adopt 2D mapping (GIS) technologies at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s, but now 3D approaches to recording everything from small artefacts to whole excavations and large landscapes are fast becoming popular. There are a variety of different methods… Continue reading 3D Modelling via SfM

MicroPasts at the Citizen CyberScience Summit

A fun conference, hackfest, etc. has been running for the last three days at UCL, called the Citizen CyberScience Summit.  It’s been a great chance for us to track what the largest fauna in this brave new world of crowd-sourcing (i.e. mass online data creation) are up to, such as Zooniverse, Mozilla Science Lab and Crowdcrafting,… Continue reading MicroPasts at the Citizen CyberScience Summit