Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What is Google Earth Anomalies?

Discover the hidden archaeologist in you, on the Google Earth Anomalies website. As the name suggests, it is a website that is dedicated to discovering intriguing images from Google Earth. Recently, a group of archaeologists unearthed undiscovered pyramids and posted findings on the website. However, what has everyone gotten intrigued about is the unusual name of the website. The website states that the anomalies posted are derived from Google Earth satellite imagery programme. The site contains postings, satellite images from the anomaly collection of over 5,000 placemarks that consists of anomalous earthworks, unusual topography, geographical anomalies, scientific anomalies, mound sites, extraordinary sites, weird sites, unexplained features, mysterious landscape signs, unusual underwater formations/geography, and strange places seen with Google Earth.

Keisha Patel, a third-year geology student says that she finds the website extremely helpful for research projects. “Considering it is endorsed by Google, it has credibility and we can trust on findings. I found the project on underwater circular features in Greece extremely interesting. Even the quality and resolution of pictures is good. A lot of research had been going on for quite some time and these findings help us get a good hold of the subject,” explains Keisha.

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You may also be interested in this Oxford summer school course about archaeology:

An Introductiuon to Archaeology

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