After finding Felix’s WOGE109 I’m happy to publish the next challenge. Find the location of the picture on GoogleEarth and identify the location and the main period of ocupation. The first one to fulfill these requirements has to host the next challenge.
As this is my first go at this, I wasn’t quite sure how hard to make it – my initial choice was probably so difficult that nobody would get it! So instead I’ve chose a site which I think might be a little easier, and it’s one that combines geology and archaeology.
The site is the diagonal, ‘slipper’-shaped headland in the middle of the image.
The scale bar in the bottom left of the image is 200 metres across.
Q: What is When on Google Earth?
A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!
Q: How do you play it?
A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.
Q: Who wins?
A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.
Q: What does the winner get?
A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!
Gillian has successfully solved the challenge – it’s the ancient marble quarries at Alyki on Thassos – a lovely site, so here’s a quick picture of the worked-out quarries: