This week I'd like to highlight an amazing website which has endless potential to provide both a fun passtime and contribute towards archaeology: Beacons of the Past. The project builds on a massive set of LiDAR data, covering 1400 km2 across the Chilterns. The issue is, this is a HUGE amount of data, and it's … Continue reading Beacons of the Past: Help Find a Hillfort!
This week's free online resource is the ORBIS website from Stamford University, which can be found here - https://orbis.stanford.edu/ The site focuses on exploring inter-connection through travel routes and, as a unique and amusing feature, lets you calculate how long travel would have taken between two locations, dependent on a vast number of factors - … Continue reading Exploring and Travelling the Roman Empire
England has always been a country built on immigration, from the Romans to the 'Anglo-Saxons' and the Vikings. The England’s Immigrants 1330-1550 database provides an amazing way to visualise and explore the practical bottom-up evidence for this in later medieval period, and is available here: https://www.englandsimmigrants.com/ This resource has painstakingly combed through a wide range … Continue reading England’s Immigrants Database (1330-1550)
To the great happiness of anyone interested in Landscape Archaeology, Historical England have just released a new free online archaeological resource - the Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer, available here. This website plots a diverse set of archaeological surveys onto a map of England, allowing the user to explore the past within the areas they live … Continue reading Archaeology Maps – the Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer