The city of Amarna was a 17 year period of change and drama in Egypt's ancient history. It was established as the capital city of Egypt in 1353 BC during the late 18th dynasty by Pharaoh Akhenaten. He founded the city on virgin land in order to be "seat of the First Occasion, which he had made for himself that he might rest in it." His goal was the creation of a site dedicated to the worship to the Aten.
A few weeks ago Ennis Barbery wrote here about coproduction with the public in archaeology. In museums, Nina Simon has published on the co-creative process in The Participatory Museum. In an interview, Natalye Tate a former Graduate Assistant at Chucalissa noted, "Our role at the museum is to broker ideas to bring in volunteers who are members of communities, and ask what do you want to see, what do your kids want to see and what’s the direction you want to take this collection .
A post-Valentine's day homage to a few of the tools of the trade.
* I love the old-school wooden folding ruler that I keep in my kit. There is a satisfying stiffness to it, a reliability, as I creak those old joints open to draw a fire pit or a wall. I draw alone most of the time instead of having someone call out the measurements for me, and having a wooden ruler that stays in place helps speed the process along.
I recently received an email forwarded by a friend from a local legislator asking us generally about how we saw MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) fitting into the future plans of the University of North Dakota. It was a pretty generic question asking if we imagined MOOCs to be the future of university education and what we’d need to get UND involved.
I seem to have missed this UPenn video last week:
Was there a Trojan War? Assessing the Evidence from Recent Excavations at Troy
In the course of the latest campaign of excavations at Troy, in northwestern Turkey, archaeologists have uncovered a wealth of evidence that enables us to situate the site within the political and military history of the late Bronze Age (14th/13th centuries BCE).
By Yash Kamani
As Students, we always hear parents, teachers and other adults lecturing us about what we post online. Or, more importantly what we shouldn’t be posting online. We tend to take what they say with a grain of salt. We half listen, half don’t... and when it comes down to it we tend to forget what we’ve been taught and end up posting something that we later regret.
My spiders brought back this video from Youtube showing (rather hastily in spots) what the various monuments of Rome were like before Mussolini et al started digging ... kind of interesting from a 'see how far we've come' point of view:
Happy New Year!
Hope you all had a good holiday season. Down on the Walbrook we had a short break with a lot of our staff working between Christmas and New Year. Despite the wet weather we had a number of good days on site, finding lots more timber within large dumps of organic material. We have also been finding a large amount of leather due to excellent preservation in the waterlogged soil.
This is part one of a three-part series for educators that describes how to create a rich, robust learning network and virtual space—a personal learning environment that supports professional and personal enrichment for lifelong learning.
I plan to embrace 2013 with a new focus and direction, an emphasis that is different from a resolution. Resolutions don’t work, yet I still look forward to each New Year with a sense of anticipation, energy and a new plan.