August 18, 2011

Help Decode an Ancient Papyri

When there is a little extra time we try to contribute to Zooniverse who offers several citizen science projects online. Sifting through large amounts of data requires a large base of researchers which is made possible by very unique web software. 

The latest release is a live project called Ancient Lives. In the project, researchers can scan through a 1,000 year old papyri discovered in Oxyrhynchus (Oxyrhynchon polis), the City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish. Zooniverse's goal here to is transcribe literally thousands of ancient papyri including literature, legal proceedings, unseen gospels, and the work of Plato. The software works in a specific way to allow anyone to make matches to the papyri without knowing any Greek.

August 12, 2011

Ancient Earth Mysteries

Today, the next major work in progress and a step towards completing the first phase of research. Ancient Earth Mysteries is finalizing the development phase and will be made available shortly. The book contains a majority of research information found on the site, along with further theories and new concepts. Thanks to everyone for your support along this journey!