Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

4G and archaeology at UvA

11 September 2014

Direct access to archaeological maps and information by 4G internet on tablets.

The University of Amsterdam has started a pilot with 4G internet on tablets. 
In the context of the first-year course ‘Introduction Archaeology’ students get in touch with the archaeology of Amsterdam through the use of digital media. During a fieldstudy, students are enabled to use a selection of historical and archaeological maps and other sources of information. By direct comparison, students are confronted with several historical phases of the city and its current lay-out, and gain insight in the historical origin of buildings, spatial organization and possible archaeological find locations buried under the current street-level.

Mobile e-learning

The project is a successful demonstration of how the use of mobile applications can lead to an increased understanding of the material under study.

The pilot has been organized by UvA,  ACASA – Department of Archaeology and Bureau Monumenten & Archeologie Amsterdam in cooperation with SURF and KPN. For more information, please take a look at the video on SURF.

Published by  ACASA