Saturday, April 17, 2010

When on Google Earth 89

I finally located Geoff's WOGE 88 in Spain, at the site of Los Millares (I should have got the pot clue instantly from my undergraduate days, but perhaps I snoozed through that lecture), so here is my challenge for WOGE 89:

If you can identify this site and its main period of occupation, then post your comment below. You can always follow WOGE on the Facebook group.

The Rules of When on Google Earth are as follows:

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!


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  3. Hi Heather,
    That is the Fortress of Al-Ukhaidir, Abbasid period palace built 774/5 ce, located roughly 50 km south of Karbala, Iraq.

    I wasted a lot of time thinking it was a Umayyad palace further west - very common - a bit like motte-and-bailey castles!

  4. Hi Geoff,
    You got it right, it is Ukhaidir, so back to you ...

  5. When on Google Earth 90 is posted over at Theoretical Structural Archaeology
    Have fun