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.” …

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The Erechtheion Inscriptions

The Erechtheion building accounts  were inscribed on marble slabs with text in  2 or 3 columns, most  with writing on both sides. We are lucky that they found large fragments of text intact. In this inscription, IG I3 474, you can see the break between columns of text, and also…

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Digging the Dead…City: The Caere Project and the Excavation of Etruscan Ruins

Our latest post is written by one of our newest MA students, Kevin Lee.  We’re happy to have him helping out with the project and it sounds like he has an amazing time digging every summer! You’ve heard of the famous Banditaccia necropolis at Cerveteri no doubt.  You know, rows…

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The Future of Archaeology: Why 3D Rendering is Virtually Vital

Since starting to research photogrammetry in preparation for Saturday’s International Archaeology Day workshop, I’ve realized a couple of crucial points. One is that 3D rendering of objects and landscapes is fast becoming a standard practice in archaeology and the second is that the process is one of the few archaeological processes that can…

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