Archaeology and the Creative Commons

My wife bought me a subscription to Current World Archaeology, including the last years worth of magazines which I’m rapidly working my way through. Anyway, issue 8 had an excellent article about Çatalhöyük, possibly the oldest known city in the world and included a link to the Çatalhöyük excavations website and I noticed down the bottom that they’re using a Attribution, NonCommercial, ShareAlike Creative Commons license for almost all their material.

That, along with a link on their front page to an Open Source VisualizationToolkit gave me a nice warm fuzzy feeling about how they are going about their science and I felt they deserved a plug and some kudos for it.