Recently the Center has been able to acquire its own server, so this is the ideal opportunity to revise and upgrade the website now launched here. The new site provides a robust platform to host the Center’s activities, especially its online initiatives Antiquity À-la-carte and the newly conceived Benthos project. Please explore and enjoy. You are encouraged to join the AWMC community and participate by registering yourself as a user of the site. The Center can only function with much valued support from donors. If you too would like to make a contribution, please visit the Support AWMC page.
Current Projects:The Antiquity À-la-carte application is an interactive digital map of the ancient world built using open source software and data derived from The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World and Pleiades. The project seeks to make an interactive, manipulable map of the ancient Mediterranean world intended primarily for students and their instructors. The application allows for an extensive range of custom criteria that can tailor the map to meet almost any needs from the archaic to the late Roman periods. Furthermore all the data created for the map is freely downloadable for any non-commercial use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) license.
A Map of Asia Minor Around 100 C.E.AWMC is compiling a single sheet scholar’s map of Asia Minor at a scale of 1:750,000 around 100 C.E. Compiled by R. J. A. Talbert, B. D. Turner, and J. A. Becker, the full-color map debuted as a draft version at the 2012 meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 6 January 2012. The map aims to depict Roman Asia Minor during the administration of the emperor Trajan. The leaflet that accompanied the map appears here.
The Birth of the Forum Romanum: a 3D Reconstruction of the Terrain of the Early CityCartographic research assistant Steve Burges (UNC 2013) is undertaking this project during his fourth undergraduate year at UNC. The project’s goal is to create a digital elevation model of the Roman Forum area, including parts of the Capitoline, Palatine, and Velia hills in the era of the Forum’s first pavement (ca. 650 B.C.). Excavation data, geological research, and modern LiDAR data combine to map this crucial period of Rome’s urbanization.
Benthos: Digital Atlas of Ancient WatersBenthos is a new initiative to catalog and map ancient shipwrecks and more. The project will provide interactive maps of Mediterranean shipping, bathymetric data, and views of ancient coastlines. Like the Antiquity À-la-carte application, Benthos will be built upon open source software and produce data that will be freely accessible, usable, and modifiable for non-commercial use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) license.
And see AWOL's Roundup of Resources on Ancient Geography