Saturday, January 12, 2008

Google Archaeology; How Satellite Imagery is Helping us Locate the Past
History is a passion of many, myself included, and the natural friend to history is archaeology. Archaeology can shed so much light on the past, that it informs us of not just who lived there, but how they lived.

But sadly, in a world where either humans are destroying everything around them to acquire more land for urban development, or the earth simply reclaims what was once built, archaeology is getting harder and harder.

Aerial photography has been a common placed tool since World War I where it was used to spot enemy patrols and encampments. Since then however, these photos are pointing out where hidden relics are lying, just waiting to be rediscovered.