Category Archives: Archaeology

3D Printing the Smithsonian

If you’ve been debating about whether or not to get a 3D printer for your school, the Smithsonian Institution has given you another argument in favor of making that purchase. If you’re familiar with the Smithsonian’s X 3D program hosts a repository … Continue reading

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2013

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 … Continue reading

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Digital Roman Archaeology

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 … Continue reading

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New York Times Interactive History of the Highrise

The New York Times has published an interactive video created by documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek. The video highlights the history of the high-rise throughout history. The interactive video allows you to pause and explore various imagery and features. It’s brief yet … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Online Exhibit: On the Water

Thanks to my colleague Greg Cooper for letting me know about this great exhibit. The Smithsonian Museum has an amazing online exhibit: On the Water. The exhibit, divided by era and theme, explores physical artifacts, maps, narratives and accounts, as … Continue reading

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Free Tel Aviv University MOOC: The Fall & Rise of Jerusalem

This Fall, Tel Aviv University will be offering a free MOOC about the period of Juda under Babylonian rule (the period of exile) during the 6th century. The course will be taught by Professors Oded Lipschits, Ph.D. and Ido Koch, Ph.D. The course … Continue reading

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Smithsonian 3D Scanning its Collection

The Smithsonian is 3D scanning its collection to preserve it for future generations. Curators have prioritized more than 14 million objects for digitized preservation.  See the full article at Engadget. Check out the video of the process of scanning and preserving the Gunboat Philadelphia.

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Starvation Cannibalism at Jamestown

Frontal bone of the Jamestown girl, via Smithsonian / Don Hurlbert If you’ve read any news in the past day, you’ve seen reports regarding cannibalism in colonial Jamestown. It was known prior that the colonists had undergone a number of…

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Explore Life & Death of Pompeii & Herculaneum on your iOS Device Courtesy of the British Museum

The British Museum, in conjunction with its exhibit on Pompeii and Herculaneum, has released an iOS App for the iPhone  ($2.99) and the iPad ($5.99). The application allows users to explores the cities via interactive maps, view objects in high resolution and … Continue reading

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Explore the World at your Desk with the Google World Wonders Project

If you are familiar with google maps and google earth, then the next venue for your is the Google World Wonders Project. The project covers six continents (including Antarctica)  and focuses on natural as well as manmade wonders. You can walk … Continue reading

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