Our next Museum Chat on Monday, November 18th will feature the opening two new museum exhibits featuring collections of Ancient Near Eastern objects from sites in Jordan and Iraq. We will have two scholars discussing these new exhibits. More details can be found on our website: http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/museum-chats/
The museum's own Wolfgang A. with his hexacopter "Felix" just after a flight over Mason Quad…see the video posted below.
The museum's own Wolfgang A. designed and flew "Felix the Hexacopter" over Mason Quad last week: "I took my hexacopter, nicknamed Felix, out with Dr. Michael
Harrower's class on remote sensing in archaeology in order to get
picture of the Mason quad on campus. I received a small grant from
Johns Hopkins to build this system, which has 6 rotor blades, a
powerful battery, and a "brain" which balances the platform in flight
and can be programmed to fly according to GPS points. It also has a
camera that takes high-resolution pictures and has infrared sensing
Within the last few years, this sort of "do-it-yourself"
remote-controlled technology has become increasingly available and
popular for archaeological remote sensing. This technology has
tremendous potential as a fast, inexpensive, and accurate way to map