Archaeological excavation in London online

Open Objects reports that the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC) are conducting an excavation at the Michael Faraday School in Southwark, London, and are posting much of the information online, as events happen.

They have a wiki, a collection of photos on Flickr, and videos on YouTube, which are all updated throughout each day of the project.

All we need now is a live streaming webcam with IRC chatroom via ustream.tv 🙂

It’s great to see this happen – to see archaeologists embracing these technologies to feed people’s interest in the past, and take advantage of the immediacy of the sense of discovery.

2 Responses to Archaeological excavation in London online

  1. Mia 30 June, 2007 at 12:37 pm #

    We did consider a webcam but decided against it because there are so many children on the site. It’s a shame that this is what the world has come to.

  2. Tom 30 June, 2007 at 4:01 pm #

    I suppose that it is a consideration. A sad but true worry.