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3D Geometric Morphometry of Western Stemmed Projectile Points from the Columbia River Plateau (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Loren Davis. Alex Nyers. Daniel Bean.

We describe a digital 3D geometric morphometry approach that employs GIS-based routines to extract information about the form of Western Stemmed Tradition projectile points from sites located in the Columbia River Plateau of the Pacific Northwest. These data are used to describe a number of novel morphometric measures and to compare the design characteristics of regional early stemmed projectile points. We explore issues of artifact use, rejuvenation and repair and how these aspects can be...

After the Gear is Gone: Perspectives from the Digital Index of North American Archaeology on How Archaeologists Implement Digital Instances of Past Peoples and Scientific Concepts (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Kelsey Noack Myers. Robert DeMuth. Joshua J Wells. David Anderson. Eric Kansa. Stephen Yerka. Sarah W. Kansa. Alex Badillo. Molly Mesner.

Archaeologists today engage with digital records of primary data, derivative interpretive information, and ontological descriptors used to represent intellectual models of individual research, and instantiations of theoretical constructs from the local to the landscape. Prior to and into the digital age, the archaeological record writ large as a testable and defensible set of hypotheses and factual statements is constructed from a melange of meaningful information expected to correlate with...

Augmented, Hyper-mediated and IRL (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Ann E. Danis.

While archaeologists are making leaps and bounds integrating digital technologies into their work-flow and interpretive strategies, an over-emphasis on the virtual has left a hole where thinking about how archaeologists, collaborators, stakeholders and the public actually encounter archaeology — IN REAL LIFE. While many post about living in a post-digital age, their is a kernel of truth to how many collaborators, especially youth, conceive of their worlds not as full of new media but as, "always...

The Big Data History of Archaeology: How Site Definitions and Linked Open Data Practices are Transforming our Understanding of the Historical Past (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Joshua J Wells. Robert DeMuth. Kelsey Noack Myers. Stephen J Yerka. David Anderson. Eric Kansa. Sarah Kansa.

This paper examines big data patterns of historic archaeological site definitions and distributions across several temporal and behavioral vectors. The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) provides publicly free and open data interoperability and linkage features for archaeological information resources. In 2015, DINAA had integrated fifteen US state archaeological databases, containing information about 0.5 million archaeological resources, as a linked open data network of...

Digital Archaeology: Telling the Stories of the Past Using Technology of the Future (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Justine Benanty. Samuel M Cuellar.

New digital technologies have been slow to be adopted by the archaeological field. While archaeologists are encouraged to undertake public education and outreach, we haven't yet fully embraced the immersive visual & interactive online tools available to us. Traditional means of publishing no longer suffices as a strategy for long-term preservation of our field. While young professional archaeologists are attempting to bridge this gap by providing first hand visual data from the field, it isn't...

Digital Historic Preservation: Recording and Interpreting the Patterson-Altman’s Mill with 3-D Scanning (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Sarah J La Fevre.

The purpose of this study is to compare the traditional recording as conducted by the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) with modern 3-D scanning, focusing on the Patterson-Altman Mill located in Saltsburg, PA. The Patterson-Altman Mill was originally built in 1912 and recorded by HAER in 1987 (HAER No. PA-110), and is currently featured on the Preservation Pennsylvania at Risk 2013/14 and Preservation National 2014 list. This study will use the image data collected from a 3- D Leica...

Digitizing Betty’s Hope Plantation, Antigua, West Indies (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Alexis K Ohman. Catherine C Davis.

Betty’s Hope was a sugar plantation that operated from 1664 through 1944 in Antigua, West Indies. For the majority of that time it was owned by the Codrington family, who were already prominent in the Caribbean due to their success in enhancing the sugar industry in Barbados. This trend continued when they moved to Antigua to take possession of Betty’s Hope in 1671. Since 2007, archaeological investigations have revealed much about the plantation. Current research has turned to digital...

DIY Digital Archaeoacoustics: Sensory-Spatial Mapping (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Miriam Kolar.

An experiential link to past life, sound is a medium for engaging questions of ancient emplacement and human activity. Spatial sonics can be linked to a dynamic sensory map of one's surroundings; beyond conveying information about structural boundaries and environmental events, architectural and landform acoustics can help or hinder communication. Although acoustics and audio digital signal processing are specialist disciplines, consumer audio technologies can enable the extraction of sonic...

Encouraging Open Methods via Data Repositories (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Julian Richards.

In order to make our research results reproducible we must first of all make our research data available, so that others can re-use them, and test our results. In turn this requires long term digital data preservation and open access to data. Data sets must also be citable via permanent digital identifiers. This paper will discuss the experience of the UK’s Archaeology Data Service in making data available for re-use, and our evidence for such re-use. It will highlight, in particular, the use of...

The Future of Collections Driven Research is Digital: Proper Care for Long Term Preservation and Access (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Leigh Anne Ellison. Francis McManamon.

Existing collections represent a significant untapped potential for future research.  Their value is made possible, and often greatly enhanced, by the associated records that provide context about their discovery.  Other times, physical collections may be incomplete or lost all together and the information about these collections is all that remains.  To ensure that future scholars are able to make use of this information it needs to be properly preserved and accessible for discovery.  Paper...

The Growing Pains and Resulting Benefits in our Transition to Mobile Data Collection (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Alicia Valentino.

Technology has made construction monitoring and shovel probing faster, easier, and more consistent. In this paper, I’m going to demonstrate how our office evolved from paper forms, to GPS recording, to tablets and phone apps to simplify most fieldwork. The change is not without its issues, but the result is faster, cheaper, and a whole lot better.

Introducing CVR, a Content Managment System for Digital Archaeological Interpretation (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Douglas Gann.

With a wide range of digital tools now being successfully utilized for capturing and modeling archaeological data, public archaeologists have realized how entertainment software (aka video games) can be repurposed to create compelling visualizations and interactive experiences to share our research on the people, landscapes, places, and objects of the past. Archaeology Southwest, with support from the National Science Foundation, recently began an effort to develop one such interactive...

Making Historical Archaeology Visible: Experiences in Digital (and Analog) Community Outreach in Arkansas (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Jamie Brandon.

The Arkansas Archeological Survey’s mission is to conserve and research the state's heritage and communicate this information to the public. The AAS has always been known for its outreach and education efforts, but it has been slow to turn to digital engagement.  This paper will talk about the author’s experience in doing digital (and analog) archaeological outreach and education in the predominately rural state of Arkansas for the past decade.  It will examine how digital outreach has changed...

Making the Frontier Home: Stories from the Steamboat Bertrand (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Kami L Ahrens.

"Making the FrontierHome"is a digital project comprised of both traditional research methodology and photogrammetric digital reconstructions interwoven to explore gender roles and identity on the frontier during the mid-nineteenth century.  The project analyzes domestic artifacts excavated from the cargo of the Steamboat Bertrand, which sank in the Missouri River near DeSoto Bend, Iowa in 1865 on its way to the mining communities of Montana.  The Bertrand serves as a case study to explore life...

Not All Archaeology is Equal: Public Archaeology and the Internet (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Lorna J Richardson.

Within Public Archaeology, there has been a critical cultural shift towards awareness of the benefit of public engagement online. A tendency towards 'cyber-Utopianism' would suggest that Internet technologies can foster new dialogue, present community-constructed knowledge, underpin new organisational relationships, whilst redistributing access to cultural resources. Although the democratisation of online communication and production have stretched the boundaries of belonging, critical...

Podcasts as Archaeological Digital Preservation (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Chris Webster. Tristan Boyle.

Archaeologists are increasingly collecting and storing archaeological data in a digital format. While a lot of time and effort has been spent on the HOW of digital information collection, little time has been spent on the other side - public outreach. An archaeologist's job is only half complete when the digital data are safely stored on multiple servers and in an archival format. If no one knows about it did it ever really matter? Podcasts are typically free and are accessible by everyone with...

Sharing The Wealth: Crowd Sourcing Texts And Artifacts (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Esther White. Anna Agbe-Davies.

Historical archaeological studies have always relied upon statistically valid datasets for quantitative analyses and often required that archaeologists wade through volumes of text for clues to a site’s historical context.  The digital age allows for the collection of these data in a variety of ways including gathering primary sources through crowd sourcing – multiple users, often from a diversity of sites or backgrounds, compiling data into a central repository.  This paper explores the utility...

Stagville within, beyond, and through the Digital Archaeological Archive for Comparative Slavery: Comparison -> Transition / Juxtaposition (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Anna Agbe-Davies.

The "Slave Cabin" at Stagville, excavated in 1979, was a component of the home farm quarter on one of the largest plantations in North Carolina.  The small structure has several qualities that prompted its inclusion in the Digital Archaeological Archive for Comparative Slavery.  As the first site from the state in the database, it will allow researchers to isolate and identify patterns associated with local conditions, including topography, settlement history, and regional economy.  Stagville as...

Strategic Planning for the Web: Goals, Objectives and Tactics for Communicating Heritage (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Jeffery K Guin.

Archaeologists have been early adopters of digital technologies relative to other heritage-related professions. But how often are their online communications initiatives informed by audience-based strategic intention? The pervasiveness of online tools makes engagement ever easier, and as a result, a less meaningful measure of influence. Conversely, planning for digital communications is often an uncomfortable and intensive process that results in more effective online initiatives by clarifying...

Thinking Differently? How Digital Engagement, Teaching, and Research Have Influenced My Archaeological Knowledge (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Lynne Goldstein.

Having been a professional archaeologist for a very long time, I have used a variety of different tools. Since 1988, I have actively employed digital tools for archaeological research, teaching, and public engagement. This work has primarily been based in the Midwestern US, and has included both prehistoric and historic sites. In this paper, I highlight three examples and discuss the epistemological implications of the digital tools. The first is a Wisconsin projectile point book prepared almost...

Visualizing Prehistoric Artifacts: 3D Scanning, GIS, and Data Sharing (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Virginia Ochoa-Winemiller. Terance Winemiller.

Since 2009, the 3D Scanning of Molded and Modeled Artifacts Project has collected a sample of approximately 100 specimens. The main goals of our project include the assessment of mold and stamp use as methods of standardized mass production of clay artifacts in prehistoric Mesoamerica and beyond, as well as, digitally archiving images housed in various collections. In this presentation, we aim to introduce a virtual catalogue of clay artifacts that contains digital raw 3D data. The Digital 3D...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America