International Archaeology Day: Photogrammetry Workshop

AIA Vancouver and From Stone to Screen are hosting a free Photogrammetry Workshop on October 18th as part of International Archaeology Day. The event will open with a presentation by Dr. Kevin Fisher on the archaeological applications of photogrammetry, followed by a hands on learning experience. Participants will learn to...

What is Field Archaeology? Part II: All of that Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Stuff

This post is the second from Shoshana Hereld, a Masters student at UBC, whose first post can be found here. If you perused my first post on field archaeology, you might remember that I spilled a lot of words describing what archaeology is not and from there attempted to figure...

What is Field Archaeology?

Never having wielded a trowel, I somehow managed to sweet-talk my way onto the digs of not one, but two professors this summer.  I was warned by multiple professors that this was probably not a great idea (I should be working on my thesis and comps readings, as well as...

Working with Digital Initiatives

We have partnered with Digital Initiatives to create and maintain our digital squeeze collection. They have the technology to create beautiful high-resolution photographs using raking light to bring out the shadows on our inscriptions.  The full collection will likely take months to photograph and to create the metadata, but Digital...

50 Shades of Brown – Phase 2 of Learning what Archaeology Really Is

On a Monday morning, at the ungodly hour of 7:45 am (ok so not so early compared to other archaeological digs but I really hate mornings), I looked out over the enormity that is trench C at Coriglia and muttered under my breath “everything the light touches is your kingdom.” ...

Digitizing the Past for the Future



Check out our Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Artifacts, dated from 2000 BCE - 600 CE!


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Integrate digital cultural heritage in your classroom
Any university department can tell you that they have shelves and storerooms full of books, artifacts, and research collected over the decades. At the University of British Columbia, the Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies department has some incredible teaching collections that were, until recently, kept in a locked room and brought out only occasionally for students to get a brief look at before they were once again tucked away. Since the spring of 2013, a dedicated group of graduate and undergraduate students have been working tirelessly to create open access digital repositories for these collections in order for scholars, professors, and the general public alike to enjoy these incredible artifacts that span nearly three thousand years of human history.

Artifacts in our collections span the great civilizations of the past, from the Third Dynasty of Ur to the rise of the Athenian Empire to end of the Roman Empire. We invite all students of history to explore our collections and make use of our resources in their research, presentations, and teaching, and welcome collaboration with individuals and institutions who share our passion for preserving cultural heritage.

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