Over the last week I spent some time on my very first archaeological excavation. You'd think doing volunteer work for the CIG would be all about going out in the field regularly, always getting my hands dirty. Unfortunately since I’m their IT/Communications specialist, all of my work is done at home or at the CIG library. However when I was given the opportunity to head out on the dig at Kastro Kallithea, if only for a week, I jumped at the chance.
www.publiclab.org that sold an inexpensive balloon photography kit that allows anybody to become an aerial photographer for about one hundred dollars. The intended purpose of their kits is to allow anybody to map their own environment, without relying on government or corporations. For Dr Haagsma it was perfect for her research, and well within her budget.