Here's a cool blog post from res gerendae that discusses anachronism in a Lego model of Pompeii: https://resgerendae.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/lego-pompeii/
This semester, many of my Roman archaeology students latched on to a tidbit from the textbook: that the bare feet of the Augustus of Prima Porta indicate that the is a hero or even a god. I am intrigued by this phenomenon because I'm not 100% convinced of this tidbit so I did not mention … Continue reading Describe the artifact carefully.
There is an excellent German website that combines Bing's maps with wikipedia's articles: http://www.geopedia.de/ Like videos, this is a great tool to take students on a virtual field trip. For example, in my Roman Archaeology class, I asked students to visit this site at home, explore the excavated area of Pompeii, and answer a few … Continue reading Geopedia, Pompeii, and Spatial Analysis
This semester, I have been teaching several archaeology courses, and I have definitely appreciated the value and power of showing different videos in class: You get to cover more material in a short time. Whereas I may take 15 minutes to describe something in a lecture, a video can do it conveniently in 5 minutes. As … Continue reading Videos in classes