In the archive, we have several photo albums for the 1934 to 1939 excavations at Avebury. Each album shows us how Alexander Keiller and his team carefully excavated and lifted the stones in the outer circle and down West Kennet Avenue. Alexander Keiller was very particular about which photo prints he used in the albums […]
Caitlin is a second year student at Bournemouth University, responsible for assisting the digitisation team for the Avebury Papers Project.
Cool Finds of the Month
We are now well into our second month of digitisation here at Avebury. So let’s look at some cool finds we’ve had this month. This photo found in photo album E shows workers pumping water out of a stone hole, presumably after heavy rainfall, to complete the stone’s excavation. This cool sketch was found in […]
Coolest finds of the month
This month we had the first volunteers in the archive, here are some of the cool things they found in the photo albums photographed so far. The photos above show workers setting up a pulley system to help lift one of the stones into place in the West Kennet Avenue excavations. This clearly shows that […]
Photographic Equipment Has Arrived
Yesterday our equipment to create a digital photo archive arrived. Lensart has supplied us with the Book2net photographic studio. The setup has a 71-megapixel camera which allows us to take high-resolution images of the documents within our archive. The installation was completed by the lovely Martin French at Lensart. With the installation complete, Martin took […]