An Interactive Image Using SVG and Ajax in Archaeology

Michael Charno

Department of Archaeology, University of York, YO1 7EP. Email:

Cite this as: Charno, M. 2007 An Interactive Image Using SVG and Ajax in Archaeology, Internet Archaeology 23.


Composite image of map tool and Sikyon landscape

This article explores the use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and Ajax in the context of an archaeological project. An interactive image on the Web was developed for the Sikyon Survey Project using these technologies, applying the concepts and principles of Virtual Research Environments (VRE) to the design of this tool (although that aspect will not play a major role in this article). The Sikyon Survey Project and its needs are addressed to provide context for the interactive image, followed by a discussion about the development of the tool itself. Finally, this article looks at the developments of the Sikyon interactive image and the potential for extending it further.

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