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Kalo Mina!

As of today the Institute is open again for business with its normal hours of Monday through Friday from 09:00 to 13:00. This academic year we will be hosting two Fellows: Keven Ouellet is a PhD candidate at the University of Montreal, and Dr Mark Hammond is conducting postdoctoral research. In addition, in two weeks we will be joined by Ailidh Hathway, an undergraduate student from Wilfrid Laurier University, for a three month internship.

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77-01-011: Nimes, Maison Carree, view of W. flank

Nimes, Maison Carree, view of W. flank (Professor Fred Winter, 1977)

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On a ladder

Aerial photography has long been valuable tool for archaeologists. Getting a ‘bird’s eye’ view not only impresses audiences but more importantly it provides useful information on the use of space and the relationship of topography, architecture, and excavated units. Early methods of aerial photography include using kites, balloons, cranes, and very tall ladders. Google Earth also provides good imaging but the level of detail and the lack of control of when an image is taken make its usefulness limited.

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