18 FEVRIER 2016 NEWS: Nalgonda - Archéologie -
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INDE – Nalgonda - Department of Archaeology and Museums, Telangana, will commence excavation work at the ancient site (2nd Century AD) located between Pazzur-Yarragaddagudem villages of Thipparthy mandal in Nalgonda district on Thursday. During the visit of higher officials on Thursday, Mr. Nagaraju said that they would also explore the entire archaeological site spread over 30 acres, locally called as ‘Pati Dibba’, to further examine it. The archaeology officials have found antiquities like, terracotta female figurine, beads, bangles, light weight bricks, decorated red ware and blackware pottery, jasper bead, glass bead, stone puzzle, and many others during the exploration at the site so far.
ARCHEOLOGIE – - Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist. She uses satellite imagery to track looted ancient burial sites and find pyramids hidden under Egyptian cities. Now, she has bigger plans: to launch a worldwide campaign to make all of us space archaeologists. She will be doing it through a digital platform called Global Xplorer, which will utilize crowdsourcing and satellite images to discover and protect unknown archaeological sites around the world. Parcak is the 2016 TED Prize winner — and she plans to launch the platform with the $1 million award that comes with the prize. Parcak explains to NPR's Ari Shapiro how she plans to "game-ify" archaeological research and how she is enlisting everyone's help to pull it off. "This is going to be a super high tech version of Google Earth," she says. "My team and I are going to process lots of satellite imagery and they'll be put on this platform." Users will be given a small card from a deck that shows real, processed satellite imagery of a plot of land not more than 20 by 20 or 30 by 30 meters in size. There will be clues and keys by the side of the picture to help them identify whether they're seeing a known site, like a pyramid, or a new site. But the satellite images can be blurry and it can be hard to distinguish patterns in them, even after the images are processed. To circumvent this problem, Parcak says users will actually be given two images: One that's unprocessed, one that's been enhanced. She wants users to compare the two pictures. "When you look at images that are enhanced, the details pop much more," she says. Parcak and her team will also help users identify the type of site or building in the images by allowing them to compare what they see with known examples of archaeological sites. For example, users can see pictures of what excavated Egyptian houses look like from different periods of time, so they can put tags on the pictures with the descriptions. There is one caveat to the plan, however: GPS information can be extremely sensitive and fall in the wrong hands.Parcak has spoken out against groups like ISIS raising money by looting archaeological sites, and this app may provide looters a map to find treasure. Parcak says these maps won't reveal GPS locations and will mask the data.