Webcam

Besides the website, the world-wide-web offers another possibility to popularise archaeology and to include the public in it: Web-cams. In Goseck we transmitted the archaeological excavation via a web-cam live on the world-wide-web. The user could 'look over the student's shoulder' and quasi participate in their archaeological training. The user could also learn about the daily work of an archaeologist and see the first results of the excavation on the website. Naturally, the site on which the web-cam ran could easily also be used for sponsoring, which becomes more and more important for the financing of archaeological research. Communicating archaeology with interactive websites and live web-cams can help us to make archaeology understandable, sizable and interesting for the public.