Archaeology in Google Earth

Google SearchAll images of artifacts were placed as markers on a Google Earth map. By clicking on the marker, you see a picture of the artifact, a description of it, and the name of the location in both English and Chinese. There was also a link that bounced back to the course website and the weekly lecture slide that corresponded with the image. A different color marker in Google Earth denoted every lecture so students could see relationships between each object, different archaeological sites, and the time period the objects came from. This project combined Google Earth and Google Maps via the course iSite.

Teaching Challenge: 

This course introduced a lot of visual information on archaeological discoveries and artifacts found in various regions of China. The goal was to move the way the information was being provided through lectures and readings, which distances the student from the objects of study, to an online environment that they could navigate and see relationships between.