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Google Earth Shows Clandestine Worlds, Heather Pringle Aug 2010

Google Earth Shows Clandestine Worlds, Heather Pringle

Adrian Myers

Science coverage of research on Guantanamo Bay.


Field Work In The Age Of Digital Reproduction: A Review Of The Potentials And Limitations Of Google Earth For Archaeologists, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Field Work In The Age Of Digital Reproduction: A Review Of The Potentials And Limitations Of Google Earth For Archaeologists, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Chat @ Tag In Context, Brent Fortenberry, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Introduction: Chat @ Tag In Context, Brent Fortenberry, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

Introduction to edited journal issue on the archaeology of the recent past. http://www.springerlink.com/content/1555-8622/6/1/


Camp Delta, Google Earth And The Ethics Of Remote Sensing In Archaeology, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Camp Delta, Google Earth And The Ethics Of Remote Sensing In Archaeology, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

With easy access to satellite imagery through free applications such as Google Earth, it is now financially feasible for archaeologists to undertake remote survey in areas that are difficult or impossible to access in person. But there are ethical concerns inherent in the use of remotely sensed images, as Google Earth might be seen as a panoptic viewing technology that leaves no voice to those being viewed. Through a virtual investigation of the Camp Delta prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, I discuss methodological and theoretical aspects of the use of Google Earth in archaeology.


Special Journal Issue: "Perspectives On The Recent Past", Brent Fortenberry, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Special Journal Issue: "Perspectives On The Recent Past", Brent Fortenberry, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Anna Andrzejewski, Building Power: Architecture And Surveillance In Victorian America, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Book Review Of Anna Andrzejewski, Building Power: Architecture And Surveillance In Victorian America, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

Historical Archaeology


Telling Time For The Electrified: An Introduction To Porcelain Insulators And The Electrification Of The American Home, Adrian Myers Dec 2009

Telling Time For The Electrified: An Introduction To Porcelain Insulators And The Electrification Of The American Home, Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers

As archaeologists increasingly survey and excavate at sites from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries, they more commonly encounter artifacts that the standard guides do not consider. Included in this class of “too recent” artifacts are the material remnants of the early electrification of the American household. Particularly ubiquitous electrical artifacts are the small white porcelain knobs, tubes, and cleats used in “knob and tube” wiring systems. Meticulous research by insulator collectors, notably Jack Tod and Elton Gish, is a significant boon to the archaeologist, and their work shows that these artifacts can often be dated and provenanced. This ...