Eastern Woodlands | South America | Mesoamerica | American
West | Europe | Africa | Asia
the linked .kmz and .kml placemark files, you must have
Earth's (GE) digital globe browser
installed. Not all web browsers will
click-launch the files. KML files may be
treated as XML by web
browsers. Download the files first if
you have GE installed
and a placemark file does not just open.
2017.03.14 - Celebrating a decade doing space archaeology with resource and results uploads, current versions of my applet and global placemarks collection:
Archaeogeodesy Placemarks, Ancient Monuments in Google Earth v2017
Spanning the globe, more than 15,000 placemarks of ancient monuments and anthropogenic features visible in satellite imagery, created during a decade of space archaeology applied to ancient monument research. This file includes most of the 4,500+ monuments with coordinates in the Excel applet. The placemarks embed 4,600+ Panoramio photos selected for archaeological value. To view site relationships study results, see the archaeogeodesy study results links further down page.
Download - 4.5 MB Google Earth file: archaeogeodesy.kml
ArchaeoGeodesy Applet v2017
Updated Excel application includes new sites from Amazon surveys and other recent research.
Download - 2.3 MB Excel file: archaeogeodesy.xls
Today (2006), dusty outline maps from
archaeology articles are coming to life in full
color. Tilting the view
and spinning around to appreciate the
surrounding horizon provides the
geographic context of previously vague, remote
ruins. And the
placemarks often provide useful contextual
information plus lots of photography.
experience, I'm glimpsing a possible
forthcoming chronic disorder
interactive tool has become a time sink
in a productive and educational
way. High resolution image updates are
providing surprising details.
Anyone almost everywhere can now count
Avebury, hike the Inca Trail,
Picchu, and fly between monuments
exploring the landscape.
And the whole
is under control of our fingertips.
The extreme desert of Peru is
even more prehistoric geodesy than the green Salisbury landscape.
Faint wall marks appear
in fields around Avebury. From the huacas in Peru
to the Southwest desert, and in deserts elsewhere, one can
count circles, walls,
kivas, or sunken plazas with ease. The rooms and mounds at
Casas Grandes are
great to see from aloft, especially in stark
contast to the immediately
adjacent, old grainy view (top of following
I've had a ton of new fun
several placemark files and learning KML. More links will follow,
and I'll update
existing files at times. Keeping up with the new wave of
educational IT advances
may detract from incomplete projects, but it is
irresistable. Enjoy the files, send along your
feedback, and watch for
early signs of Google Earth™ addiction.
is a free download.User Guide
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