A digital look at D.C.’s history

Posted by on Sep 3, 2008 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

Scott Berg at the Washington Post had a fascinating article about a project on Washington, D.C., where researchers are attempting to recreate the original landscape of the City when George Washington sent L’Enfant to plan the City. Through various uses of GIS (the image to the right is a two maps overlayed on each other, the […]

Discovering Jamestowne Rediscovery

Posted by on Jul 18, 2008 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

Yesterday, I was priveledged enough to have recieved a tour of the Jamestowne Rediscovery Project from the man responsible for Jamestowne’s rediscovery, Bill Kelso. The Historic St. Mary’s City Field school took their annual trip to Virginia, and the tour of Jamestowne was, by far, the highlight. The tour included behind the ropes visits to […]

archaeology and trash

Posted by on Jun 13, 2008 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

Recently, I have begun thinking hard about buying in bulk. This has been due to a blog I often visit, The Simple Dollar, which preaches what the author callsAnticipation Buying. He also has preached the benefits of buying bulk in previous articles,where he looks at the pros and cons of bulk buying. All in all, […]

Sketch Up

Posted by on Jun 2, 2008 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

As promised, I wanted to write a little bit about the application of Google Sketch Up to archaeological research, and a little bit about how I am planning on using it. Over the last couple days, I have been playing around with Sketch Up, to see what was possible. SketchUp is free 3D drawing software […]