Monday, December 20, 2004

Results of recent call for site web sites

Got this via email from a colleague. A couple of these sites have been posted here before, the rest are new. We definitely concur on the Civil War site. We found it quite easy to navigate and informative, if you're into that sort of thing. (Hattip: Peter Lape )

Theban Mapping Project:
Excellent. Clear, easy to navigate. Has lots of nice pictures and stuff
for lay people. (two people recommended this site, and it turns out that the designers the Burke hired also worked on this project)

Prehistoric and Predynastic Egypt:
by Andie Byrnes. Not site-specific, but she's put a lot of good textual material there with as many references to online articles as she can find.

Try the Smithsonian's Arctic Studies Center web site
It has several online exhibits and other information. They have been working on this for years.

I thought Payson Sheets website on Ceren was cool.

Also, I like the Iceman interactive website (Discovery Channel) b/c you can click on different items related to him and read about how these relates to the different hypotheses about his death (good example of hypothesis testing!).

i've always like the science museum of minnesota's catalhoyuk site,, despite the fact that they target a young
audience. this was one of the first sites that allowed visitors to take a virtual tour of the site and exhibits and tried a problem-based approach to gaining info about the archaeology. i particularly like the 360 degree cameras.

I like the Institute for Human Origins website
It has an interactive learning section and a streaming video documentary.

The workspace feature on this mapping website really allows you to interact with the maps online, something that may prove useful for presenting field documents.

I like Virtual Museum of Canada site:
( It's fairly basic, but I like the disolves that give the viewer a sense of the area prior to presenting the info. They also have a limited selection of artifacts to give a sense of each area, rather than inundating the viewer with dozens/hundreds of choices. The Virtual Museum Exhibits site includes links to quite a few cool sites

This is a Civil War site, but I like the way the data is structured as a virtual archives.
There is a lot of raw data on the site, enabling people to ask their own questions and research them in some detail. It's not as flashy as some of the others, but is very interactive and thought provoking.

Chucalissa Virtual Village:

Lubbock Lake site: