I am starting to add archaeology photographs to my Flickr account. A widget on this blog’s sidebar shows my most recent uploaded photographs. The first photographs are from the 2004 field season at Aniakchak. I’ll add more photographs as I find the time.
Flickr is an amazing site with 1000s of photographs uploaded every minute of every day. I’m starting to use this site as a source for images in my lectures (along with google images). Search the site for archaeological excavation and you’ll find images from all over the world.
I even found some interesting Alaskan archaeology photographs, including a whole series on the 1964-1965 excavations in Kukak Bay on the upper Alaska Peninsula. These images and the documentation that was included is of great historic value. I especially like the more candid shots that capture a little of what it was like to do archaeology during this period.
Explore Flickr and see what cool images you find.
Update: I rarely have reason to update my blog posts, but I just found out that Alun Salt at Archaeoastronomy along with Tom Goskar of Past Thinking have started a new Flickr search site for archaeology called Archaeopix. All images captured by their search site are creative commons licensed, so educators like myself can add them to our lectures without worrying about copyright infringement. What a great addition to Flickr archaeology.
While looking at Archaeopix, I also stumbled upon an interesting post on Flickr archaeology written almost exactly a year ago by Colleen Morgan over at Middle Savagery. There must be something about the middle of April that makes us archaeologists start looking longingly at fieldwork photographs. We just want to get back to digging.