Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Hello world!

I’m glad and proud to announce that the 3.0 version of Archaeology and Technology Network have been launched!

But the site have a new adress:

www.archntech.com

And from now on all content will be posted on the new site! This site will just be around at least for a while since some tweaking needs to be done and some content needs to moved from here to the new one.

So go to http://www.archntech.com and let me know what you think. So far only small changes have been done but more is to come!

Hello world!

I finally got my activation e-mail from my webhotel which means I can start working on the transition of this homepage to my own domain. A lot will happen now both visible and under the hood of the website.

But follow me and let us take the ARATNE to the future and really push this forward!

What would you like to see in this homepage? Archaeology, technology, news, reviews, videos or something else? Let me know send feedback and don’t forget to check us out on http://www.twitter.com/archaeologytech, our Facebookgroup search Archaeology and Tech and our Youtube channel Archaeologyandtech!

Hello world!

I’m glad to announce that I’m currently working on bringing Archaeology and Tech Network 3.0 to you all!

It is once again time for change and this is the biggest ever!

First version was launched at the summer in 2009 it growed a bit had about 10 page views a day which at that time felt quite nice to see people interested at all and also was a good first test.

But in February in 2010 the homepage was paused due to lack of time keeping it running.

In July 2010 it was time for a major re-launch and now on a broad front! The homepage got a new WordPress theme. Twitter was done archaeologytech, a Facebook group was created Archaeology and Tech as well as a Youtube channel Archaeologyandtech (check them out!). The previously blog was recreated as a homepage with a news section and a lot of pages with a lot of different subjects. The visitors numbers continued to grow and the ARATNE became known at Google and Bing.

Now the homepage increased a lot with a total of 359 page views one day as maximum so far… But soon the limitations came with using free WordPress. Understand me correctly free WordPress is really great and have been a blast but for developing this homepage something more was needed…

So now I’ve currently made the transition to a paid webhotel. Currently I’m waiting for all the details like the domain name getting registered correctly so it will take a few more days to get everything running and I’ll continue posting here in the meanwhile!

By being on a paid webhotel I can decide a lot more about my homepage and develop it the way I want to and I can make it grow easier as well. I will continue to use WordPress 3 at the new site since it is a great platform and still works for my coming plans.

So much will happen in the near future and leave feedback on what you would like to see on the new site!

Hello world!

Just wanted to give you all some information what’s going on with the site, why somethings haven’t happened yet and what’s to come!

First why there haven’t been any YouTube videos for a while: Some of them are near completion but lack some polish. I need to shoot the last sequences with a web camera and the one I have ordered have been delayed until the end of September. But I might redo some of the videos a bit so I can post them earlier.

I’m also currently working on an article about experimental archaeology I’ve done with soapstone vessels in combination with digital archaeology as well. This take some time since the article is closing on deadline as well…

I’m also working on an excavation in Sweden outside Landskrona in the southern part of Sweden which have taken most of my awaken time working 40 hours a week. The excavation have ranged from the Early Neolithic to today.

Next week I will be working with some digital archaeology and get some of it published but I will give you more info about that when it is done.

I have also started to look at making a transition to a paid webhotel. This homepage is currently running on the WordPress free service which is really good but is somewhat limiting on what I can do with it. This also hinders me a bit to develop the site the way I want to which is why I’m looking for moving the site to a real web hotel.

I’m also currently negotiating for co-operation with different companies and organisations and in the coming months much will happen :D.

The ARATNE trailer have been on ice for a short while due to lack of time but I will continue working on it in the coming weeks.

I will also start posting more unique posts in different ways about archaeology, technology and a combination of the two there is much to be said and done about these subjects.

As you can see in the menu as well there is still a lot of pages to be established and filled with content. The aim is also to get some content like 3d-models, reviews and more as well in the not to far future. I’m also applying for a job and if I get that it might take some extra time before everything is launched at the blog. But otherwise I will be studying at the university and have some more time to put into the blog and homepage.

But be sure much is going on and I’m hard at work getting a good foundation to this homepage and to the ARATNE network!

Please leave comments and feedback! What would you like to see here, on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter?

Here is some new interesting information about the robot doing research in the Kofu pyramid in Egypt has previously have been reported here.

It is built by some researchers at Leeds University together with a French aviation company Dessault. Involved is also the British robotics company Scoutek.

The robot will have a small fiber optic camera to make it possible looking around corners in the narrow shaft. It will also have an ultrasonic probe for testing the quality of the rock. One cool thing is also the little minirobot

that can be released from the main robot which is under an inch big. The robot will also use carbon fiber wheels and special nylon to not hurt the pyramid. It is also quite easy to switch parts on the robot which will be needed since the scientists never no what will happen. The team will also use 3d-software and print out the parts at Leeds University.

This will be a great study minimising the damage done to the pyramid but giving new information about the pyramid and maybe for the future collect material to enter the pyramid for an examination by archaeologists. This is really a good way of combining archaeology and technology as well as different science teams and companies sharing expertise and knowledge to get new information about the pyramid and about the history of Egypt.

I will continue reporting on this project when I have more information. In the mean time you can read more about it here

Hello world!

Here is an update on what you can expect on this homepage, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook in the future and what I’m working on at the moment.

Since I’m often very busy irl and during periods don’t post so much info here, I’m looking into how I can post short news from the world of archaeology and technology to release new content on a regular basis. When I have more time I will as usual post my own thoughts and ideas with the news as well.

I’m currently working on a Youtube video review of the König tripod, there is still some work to be done but it will launch this weekend! I’ll also try to get some other reviews done with some tech equipment.

I’m also working on doing a storyboard for the real trailer for Archaeology and Tech Network. I have quite some big plans for that trailer so it will take quite a lot of time to get it done probably several months as it seems like now.

In my idea of combining archaeology and technology I have started looking into archaeological software on the Internet to start with. There is quite a lot of dead links and old out-dated programs but there is also some really really good ones but that can be very hard to find. So I’ll have posts and videos about good and bad archaeological software as well.

I’m also still looking for Co.partnes so if you have a blog about archaeology, technology or both or related subjects maybe a company related to the subjects, leave a comment below so we can get in touch and maybe exchange information as well as have co-operation in different ways!

If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see here leave a comment with your feedback!

Don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook or Youtube!

A robotics team from Leeds University together with the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt is preparing a robot to explore the great pyramid of Kofu built around 2,560 BC. The pyramid is the only wonder of the world that still stands. The robot will be used for drilling in shafts inside of the pyramid to reveal areas and rooms unknown to everyone now living.

It will be very exciting to see what comes from this project. This also a great use of technology and robots going into very small areas destroying as little as possible before archaeologists enter. This means less damage to the building but as well we can get new information about the pyramids construction and more about the Egyptian life 4500 years ago.

Read more here