This Week’s Dirt 8/25-9/1

This Week’s Dirt 8/25-9/1

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Dirt | No Comments

This week’s dirt is coming to you live from St. Mary’s City, Maryland, where I am closing out the month of August in a basement looking at artifacts. It has been a wild month work wise, plugging away on an article about digital media and public archaeology and finishing up the website for Historic St. […]

The Last XXIV Hours: A Digital Take on The Last Days in Pompeii

The Last XXIV Hours: A Digital Take on The Last Days in Pompeii

Today marks the anniversary of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Italy, which erupted on August 24th, 79 AD. The eruption resulted in the rarest of archaeological resources: the entire city of Pompeii, smothered in volcanic ash, was frozen in that moment. The site itself is absolutely breathtaking, and it has provided archaeologists with countless […]

This Week’s Dirt – 8/20 – 8/24

This Week’s Dirt – 8/20 – 8/24

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Dirt | No Comments

Cultural Heritage Link of the Week If you haven’t had a chance to read Paul Mullins’ most recent blog post, you are missing out on a wonderful discussion about what he calls “Ruin Porn”, and its political and archaeological implications.  Mullins examines the recent trend, which has emerged during the recent economic decline, which has caused […]

Weekly Dirt: 8/13-8/19

Weekly Dirt: 8/13-8/19

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Dirt | No Comments

This Week’s Cultural Heritage Highlight In this case, it’s a watch: this mini-documentary, “I Remember, I Believe”, that we featured on the SHA Blog, is fantastic. It covers a number of important topics, from quality excavations, reburial, post-slavery African American life, and community Engagement. Take your lunch break to watch it: [youtube http://youtu.be/YuodoORsC70] Let’s Read This […]

How to get an ‘A’ in Field School

How to get an ‘A’ in Field School

School is out, summer is here, and that means that all across the world, college students are getting ready for their first archaeological field schools. The field school means many things to many people: for some, it’s a way to get a bunch of credits completed, for others it’s an opportunity to find out if […]

“We All Walked Together”: A Digital Project

“We All Walked Together”: A Digital Project

Last month, I received a phone call from the Director of Historic St. Mary’s City, Regina Faden, wondering if I’d be interested in completing a digital project for my dissertation research, since the National Trust for Historic Preservation was interested in providing modest funds for the project to be completed. Having wanted to build such […]

The Arqball Spin: 3D for Everybody (and Every Archaeologist?)

The Arqball Spin: 3D for Everybody (and Every Archaeologist?)

This week, I received a surprising tweet from a company called Arqball, located in Charlottesville, VA. A small startup who’s focus is on creating “3D for Everybody”, they recently launched an iPhone app called Arqball Spin. The app creates “spins”, or 3D captures of objects. These images are small, easy to share, and embed-able. They […]

DigVentures: A New, Social, and Digital Way to Dig

DigVentures: A New, Social, and Digital Way to Dig

Over the past year, archaeologists have begun to tap into a new type of fundraising for their projects: micro or crowdfunding. A phenomenon that was popularized here in the states by the Obama campaign in 2008 and then brought to our cell phones by the Haiti disaster and Red Cross, it has been brought to anyone who […]

Using Buffer for your Org’s Auto Posts

Using Buffer for your Org’s Auto Posts

Lately, I’ve noticed a number of online archaeology and history related databases beginning to use Twitter to auto-tweet whenever a new piece of data is added to their, er, base. Some of these include the Digital Archaeological Record (@DigArchRec), Looted Heritage (@LootedHeritage), and Archaeology Field Work (@archfieldwork). For the most part, I think this is […]

Welcome to my new site!

Welcome to my new site!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Digital Cultural Heritage, Dirt | 2 Comments

Over the weekend, I took the opportunity to build a new website. Lately I have been having a lot of issues with my online portfolio, which was housed at terrypbrock.com, and I have been frustrated with having my blog and my portfolio housed on different urls on different wordpress installations. With, hopefully, a  In looking […]