Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
This blog has its roots in archaeology. After all, it is named “Indiana Jen” after my hero, Indiana Jones. As such, I would like to highlight the Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2013 as posted by Archaeology Magazine. The list includes (in no particular order):
Be sure to visit the Top 10 Discoveries of 2013 to learn all about these sites as well as others. And subscribe to the magazine to support many worthy historical and archaeological investigations!
Apple is promoting its 12 Days of Gifts available on the iTunes store! You must download the free application (you can do so here). Each day between December 26 – January 6, a new application, tv episodes, magazines, or other items will be made available for free! Not a bad gift from Apple (notoriously Scrooge-like during the holidays).
Zeitgeist Courtesy of PBS
PBS Newshour Extra launches its annual Zeitgeist competition for 2013. Looking back at the major events of the 2013 year, students are challenged to create an multimedia experience highlighting the ups and downs of the past year. This year, they partnered with Google and Meograph to help students create dynamic presentations. You can see an example on their website.
You can view the complete contest rules here and the press release here. The deadline for submission is December 14 (less than a week away) and the first prize winner will receive a Google Nexus 7 Tablet!
Posted in Education, Google, Popular Culture, Technology
Tagged current events, Education, Educational Technology, Google, Google Nexus 7, Meograph, Nexus, Nexus 7, PBS, PBS Newshour, PBS Newshour Extra, student competition
The famous Serapium at Hadrian’s Villa, Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
My friend and former Professor Bernie Frischer, Ph.D. has just formally launched his Digital Archaeology Project of Hadrian’s Villa. The Roman Emperor Hadrian built his luxury Villa at Tivoli during the 2nd century CE.
The Digital Hadrian’s Villa allows visitors to examine sections of site via plans, images, 360° panoramic views, as well as 3D walkthroughs. It also includes videos and interviews with prominent scholars. This is an amazing, and free, resource for scholars and laypersons interested in Roman history and archaeology!
Posted in Ancient History, Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Art History, Classical Archaeology, Classics, Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, History, Technology
Tagged 3D, 3D image, 3D model, Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, bernie frischer, Classics, Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Free Educational Resources, indiana, roman, roman archaeology, Rome, uva
This is an excellent infograhpic showing you how to make the most out of your Google Searches. It was created and posted by Anson Alexander on his blog (a great resource for tutorials).