When on Google Earth, No 7


Q: What is When on Google Earth?
A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it?
A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins?
A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.

Q: What does the winner get?
A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!

Like so much in archaeology, this game comes to us from our methodological cousins in geology. Shawn Graham adopted their game, and modified it for our use at whenonge #1. Chuck Jones had the first correct answer, and then hosted whenonge #2. The mysterious and elusive PDD got #2 right but never claimed his prize, so Chuck struck back with whenonge #2.1. Paul Zimmerman got the correct answer to #2.1 and hosted whenonge # 3. Heather Baker got the correct answer to #3 and hosted whenonge # 4, and Jason Ur won and hosted of whenonge # 5 . Dan Diffendale won that,  #6 was hosted on whenonge #6 and i won this! so here we are… be the first to correctly identify the site above and its major period of occupation in the comments below and you can host your own!

15 Responses to “When on Google Earth, No 7”

  1. No takers? Looks like some sort of earthen enclosures…

  2. looks like i might have to provide a clue…. bearing in mind where the museum i work for is situated… and what it is a museum about… i may have GE something related?

  3. Ivan Cangemi Says:

    Carn Euny, ~500 BCE-100 CE?

  4. I think it’s Carn Euny iron age village

  5. It seems two people got it right whilst i was sleeping! Ivan got there first, but i’m afraid your dates aren’t quite right, there were Four main occupational phases up to the 4th century AD, but as the rules state its the main period of occupation… then yes you got it right! well done! you get the pleasure of hosting the when on google earth no8! could you post where we are meant to find it up here please?


  6. Ivan Cangemi Says:

    Great! I will have no. 8 ready by tomorrow night and post the link here…

  7. Ivan Cangemi Says:

    #8 has been posted on Dan’s blog:


    Sorry for the delay!

  8. […] At Geevor Tin Mine Museum’s Weblog, I I stumbled onto Whenonge #7 — When on Google Earth #7 (archaeology edition). […]

  9. […] hosted whenonge # 5. Dan Diffendale won that, and hosted whenonge #6 . Claire at the Geevor Mine won #6 and hosted #7, which was won by Ivan Cangemi. Ivan won #8 and was hosted at Tria Corda, because, like myself, he […]

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  11. […] at the Geevor Mine won #6 and hosted #7, which was won by Ivan […]

  12. […] Claire of Geevor Mine […]

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