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When on Google Earth #9

March 8, 2009

Note: Guest post from Southie Sham

Q: What is When on Google Earth? A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it? A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins? A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.

Q: What does the winner get? A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!


Like so much in archaeology, this game comes to us from our methodological cousins in geology. Shawn Graham adopted their game, and modified it for our use at whenonge #1. Chuck Jones had the first correct answer, and then hosted whenonge #2. The mysterious and elusive PDD got #2 right but never claimed his prize, so Chuck struck back with whenonge #2.1. Paul Zimmerman got the correct answer to #2.1 and hosted whenonge # 3. Heather Baker got the correct answer to #3 and hosted whenonge # 4, and Jason Ur won and hosted whenonge # 5. Dan Diffendale won that, and hosted whenonge #6 . Claire at the Geevor Mine won #6 and hosted #7, which was won by Ivan Cangemi. Ivan  presented # 8 which was hosted at Tria Corda, because, like myself, he is an internet nomad with no fixed abode. So Moore Group has taken me under their wing and out of the goodness of their heart have given whenonge # 9 a home!

Be the first to correctly identify the site above and its major period of occupation in the comments below and you can host your own!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. southiesham permalink
    March 9, 2009 6:27 pm

    I would have thought all our Roman archaeologists would have been all over this one. It’s in France.

  2. southiesham permalink
    March 10, 2009 3:08 pm

    It’s a Celtic site…

  3. March 10, 2009 4:26 pm

    Romans, France, Celts hmmmm…..

  4. March 10, 2009 4:28 pm

    Gergovia, fl. 1st c. BCE

  5. March 10, 2009 4:30 pm

    Well Southie Sham – can you confirm?

  6. March 10, 2009 4:47 pm

    Looks right to me Dan. I guess once Southie Sham confirms it etc.. the ball is back in your court (again!). Don’t forget to leave us the link.


  7. southiesham permalink
    March 10, 2009 6:12 pm

    Dan, well done! Vini, vidi, vici, as a particular balding Roman might once have said. Have at it old son; it’s all yours!

  8. March 10, 2009 6:35 pm

    There we go. Looking forward to the next one Dan..

  9. March 10, 2009 11:38 pm

    Thanks! And When on Google Earth #10 is up at Tria Corda!


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