The 21st iteration of When on Google Earth has just been successfully won by Chuck Jones – again! The range of periods covered by the game has been quite catholic so far – everything from the modern day to the deepest past, demonstrating the range of interests in archaeology today.
To all of you who have hosted an iteration of the game, what kind of meta information is it generating? Who’s been visiting? How many? Who’s been linking to it?
Does this game have any impact in terms of public archaeology?
Below are my stats for the first post:
862 views total, 342 of those in 2009
4 on average per day in 2009
Hmm. My wordpress stat tools don’t really allow me to get the information I’m looking for.
A google search of “when on google earth” returns 3790 pages.
Full history of When On Google Earth:
|1||Shawn Graham||Chuck Jones||Takht-i Jamshid / Persepolis terrace, Iran||Achaemenid period|
|2||Chuck Jones||PDD||Church of Saint Simeon at Qalat Siman, Syria||5th-6th c. CE|
|2.1||Chuck Jones||Paul Zimmerman||Qal’at al-Bahrain||16th c. CE|
|3||Paul Zimmerman||Heather Baker||Baraqish (Yathill), Yemen||Minaean|
|4||Heather Baker||Jason Ur||Mohenjo Daro,||ca. 2600-1900 BCE|
|5||Jason Ur||Dan Diffendale||Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico||1st-5th centuries CE|
|6||Dan Diffendale||Claire of Geevor Mine||Segontium, Caernarfon, Wales||77ish to about 390 CE|
|7||Claire of Geevor Mine||Ivan Cangemi||Carn Euny||ca. 500 BCE-100 CE|
|8||Ivan Cangemi||Southie Sham||Monks Mound (Cahokia), IL, USA||fl. 1050-1200|
|9||Southie Sham||Dan Diffendale||Gergovia||fl. 1st c. BCE|
|10||Dan Diffendale||Dorothy King||Kastro Larissa/Argos, Greece||ca. 1100 CE|
|11||Dorothy King||Daniel Pett||Utica, Tunisia||8th century BCE–until 2nd Century CE|
|12||Daniel Pett||Neil Silberman||Caesarea Maritima, Israel||1st century CE–Present|
|13||Neil Silberman||Chuck Jones||Graceland, Memphis, TN, United States||1939 CE–Present|
|14||Chuck Jones||Aphaia||Bam Citadel, Iran||pre-6th century BC–19th century CE|
|15||Aphaia||Daniel Pett||Myrina, Lemnos, Greece||Classical Greek–present|
|16||Daniel Pett||Paul Barford||Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka||1st century BCE|
|17||Paul Barford||Scott McDonough||Rosetta (Rashid), Egypt||Ptolemaic, Mamluk|
|18||Scott McDonough||Lindsay Allen||Ani, Turkey||Medieval, 10th-14th centuries CE|
|19||Lindsay Allen||Heather in Vienna||South Shields, England, UK||Roman Imperial|
|20||Heather in Vienna||Scott McDonough||Suomenlinna/Sveaborg fortress, Helsinki, Finland||1748-present|