digital technology

Wales Archaeology App shortlisted for British Archaeology Award

The four Welsh Archaeological Trusts are delighted to announce that their Archwilio app has been shortlisted for ‘Best Archaeological Innovation’ at the biennial British Archaeology Awards 2014.

With the app, which builds on the success of the Archwilio website you can access information for over 150,000 archaeological sites across Wales, collect new information and record new sites.

The winners of the 2014 British Archaeological Awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the British Museum on 14 July, to be compered by Loyd Grossman, Chair of The Heritage Alliance, with Dan Snow, President of the Council for British Archaeology.

The app was developed by the Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) at the University of South Wales, working with the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts. The project was supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Digital Past 2013

The GGAT massive turned out in force for the Digital Past 2013 conference at Monmouth today. The morning sessions were at the Savoy Theatre, just up the road from the Shire Hall. The sessions ran from 10:30 until 1 o’clock (without a toilet break!!) and contained lots of interesting and thought provoking papers-highlights being David Penberthy (Cadw) paper on New Technologies and Interpretation: Playing with Fire and Water and Dr Chris Lintott’s paper on working on citizen science projects ‘The Zooinverse – Working with 750,000 volunteers’. The afternoon was split into two separate seminars, either Digital Data Sets or Heritage Tourism (Heritage Tourism won out for most people!).