During the month of October, we are celebrating Ana Solana and Team Ancient Explorer’s adventures at Inka places in Peru by sharing photographs from her field diary via our social media pages. As you, our fellow ancient explorers already know, Ana is learning to become an archaeologist. Along with the field diary, cameras are important tools archaeologists use when visiting and recording archaeological places. In a field diary, archaeologists write and sketch things that they observe, such as artefacts, building and structure remains, and other features. Similarly, photos help archaeologists to describe places: they provide a visual record of a site and its features and when a site is visited more than once, they can show how it changes over time; for example, how the place is different in summer, autumn, winter and spring. Later, archaeologists often use photos to illustrate their reports and books.
We encourage our fellow young explorers to start their own field and photographic journal. An ancient explorer does not have to travel far to begin exploring; they can begin at home, in the backyard, where plants, rocks or other features can be observed and recorded.
We hope you will join us for the rest of this month, as we continue to look through Ana’s diary. You can connect with us via the social media links on the left hand side of the blog.
¡Hasta luego, amigos!
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