Street View: Bronze Age style

Looking at an archaeological site and interpreting it can sometimes be tough, even for the professionals.  It’s not so bad if your site happens to look like this:

Ness of Brodgar

Ness of Brodgar

But a little more challenging if it looks like this:

Roundhouse under Excavation,  Home Farm Development, Cranfield

Roundhouse under Excavation, Home Farm Development, Cranfield

If you’ve ever been to a dig site, and your archaeological guide has pointed to a patch of dirt and said ‘that, right there is the most exciting thing we’ve ever found, it revolutionises the way we look at this period’ and you’ve been baffled, don’t worry, it happens to the best of us 😉

However help is on the horizon: there’s a new programme which could help everyone currently being developed for a Bronze Age site in Cyprus.  The programme is called KAD-AR, and it should turn your smartphone into a viewer for the past.  The developers are hoping that a user can point their phone at archaeological remains and see the original on their screen.  It would also volunteer archaeological information about the interpretation of the site and any notable finds made within the area.

You can read more about it HERE

What do you think?  Would you like to see a smartphone app for archaeological sites in Britain which help you understand the site, allowing you to see what the site would have looked like?  What considerations would you want for  sites that you consider sacred?

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