Posted by: Brian | June 30, 2009

Aniakchak Camp in Google Earth

Google Earth recently added high resolution images for Aniakchak Bay. Archaeological sites are hard to see because of the poor lighting and thick vegetation, but our 2005 field camp is easy to spot. It’s pretty fun to see oneself in GE, or at least, one’s tent. On one end of our camp is the kitchen tent, lab tent, and storage tent. On the other end are our sleeping tents. I used GE’s handy measuring tool to determine that we hauled our fresh water from a creek 1/10th of a mile from the kitchen tent and we walked 9/10ths of a mile each morning to the site.

Our Aniakchak 2005 field camp as viewed from Google Earth.

Our Aniakchak 2005 field camp as viewed from Google Earth.

Traditional 'non-satellite' view of our 2005 camp.

Traditional 'non-satellite' view of our 2005 camp.

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  1. This is very cool, Brian. Perhaps most importantly also really shows all of the roads and freeways that connect your site to the rest of the world. I can’t believe how remote your site is.

  2. […] look now, but you’re been watched. At Old Dirt, New Thoughts, Brian shares images from Google Earth of his camp at Aniakchak Bay in […]


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