Friday, March 06, 2009

When on Google Earth, no. 8


Q: What is When on Google Earth?
A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it?
A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins?
A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.

Q: What does the winner get?
A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!

Like so much in archaeology, this game comes to us from our methodological cousins in geology. Shawn Graham adopted their game, and modified it for our use at whenonge #1. Chuck Jones had the first correct answer, and then hosted whenonge #2. The mysterious and elusive PDD got #2 right but never claimed his prize, so Chuck struck back with whenonge #2.1. Paul Zimmerman got the correct answer to #2.1 and hosted whenonge # 3. Heather Baker got the correct answer to #3 and hosted whenonge # 4, and Jason Ur won and hosted whenonge # 5. Dan Diffendale won that, and hosted whenonge #6 . Claire at the Geevor Mine won #6 and hosted #7, which was won by Ivan Cangemi. Since Ivan is without a blog of his own, I offered to host it here at Tria Corda. Be the first to correctly identify the site above and its major period of occupation in the comments below and you can host your own!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Monks Mound - Illinois USA.
900-950 CE.

Anonymous said...

Oops. I should have given my name.
Southiesham et al.

Dorothy King said...

Darn it, you're right. I was looking at the photo, thinking it's the oddest theatre I have seen outside of north Africa ... guess I tend to forget that there is archaeology outside of the Mediterranean. LOL. Very well done.

Moore Group said...

Because Southie Sham doesn't have a blog, Moore Group have agreed to host WhenonGE 9 - We'll post it up tomorrow morning - pending confirmation that he's right!

Southiesham said...

Thanks Dorothy, that fan arrangement was the first thing I noticed as well, and to be honest it took me a while to find the site! Though, technically, the site is not called Monks Mound; I should have identified the site as the Cahokia Mounds, as Monks Mound is only one of several. And now that i have come back and made that clarification my conscience can rest easier.

Ivan said...

Right you are, Southiesham, though the site was occupied from 700 to 1400 CE (floruit 1050-1200).
Let us know where to find #9!
Ivan

http://mooregroup.wordpress.com/ said...

WhenonGE will be posted shortly on behalf of Southie Sham over at Moore Group's Blog as he doesn't have his own blog...

Moore Group/Southie Sham said...

WhenonGE # 9 is now up at Moore Group's blog....