Media and Social Media (Other Keyword)

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Archaeology and Comics: Cons, Concerns, and Creativity (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paulina Przystupa.

This is an abstract from the "From Tomb Raider to Indiana Jones: Pitfalls and Potential Promise of Archaeology in Pop Culture" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Popular culture is important for gaging how archaeology is understood by the public. It allows us to evaluate what aspects of our discipline the public finds interesting and what the public misunderstands, despite a wealth of academic and scientific knowledge. This paper will focus on how...


Archeology as a Teaching Tool (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Caroline Gardiner.

This is an abstract from the "NPS Archeology: Engaging the Public through Education and Recreation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This project, conducted between summer and fall of 2018, was part of a larger NPS initiative to use archaeology as an educational tool. The project’s main objective was to use this interdisciplinary field to teach concepts stemming from various academic subjects, ranging from history to chemistry. To achieve this goal,...


The Danger in Dehumanizing the Dead (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James VanderVeen.

This is an abstract from the "Interactions with Pseudoarchaeology: Approaches to the Use of Social Media and the Internet for Correcting Misconceptions of Archaeology in Virtual Spaces" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The various undead or reanimated humans in world folklore (e.g., zombies, vampires) are examples of using supernatural explanations to account for misunderstood or inconceivable phenomena found in the natural world. Such creatures and...


Developing an Immersive Experience of the Past (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin Van Alstyne.

As archaeologists, we are looking for ways to engage the public and help them learn about the past and human diversity. Using photogrammetry, photospheres, and digital 3D modelling, this project creates an immersive experience through Virtual Reality (VR) for the public to learn about the Ancestral Puebloan people. This poster demonstrates an interactive public outreach effort that can be replicated by universities and museums, with limited budgets, to convey their research. It is a...


Exploring the Use of 3D Technologies, Virtual Reality, and Immersive Media in Public Archaeology to Advance Awareness of Material Culture across Social Media Platforms (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Phillip Ashlock. Dawn Ashlock.

With the increasing issues surrounding access to remote sites, record low attendance of traditional museum settings, and trends involving greater interaction with social media platforms among upcoming generations, this poster presentation attempts to explore the use of 3D technologies, virtual reality (VR), and immersive media in Public Archaeology to advance awareness of material culture across social media platforms. These methods provide the ability to disseminate content to the public en...


Following in the Footsteps of the National Geographic Society's Original Katmai Expeditions (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Laura Stelson.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This poster, combined with a virtual reality headset, will present the methods and results of the multi-disciplinary research project "Following in the footsteps of the National Geographic Society’s original Katmai expeditions" carried out in partnership with the National Geographic Society (NGS), Explore.org and Katmai National park. The project sought to...


Hell Gap in 3D: Visualizing the Past on the Great Plains (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alix Piven. Elizabeth Lynch.

This is an abstract from the "Hell Gap at 60: Myth? Reality? What Has It Taught Us?" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Research at Hell Gap has incorporated a number of technological innovations since investigations began at the site in the early 1960s. Recent advances in digital techniques have spurred the rise of digital documentation and analysis in the field. Low-cost yet high-quality photogrammetric softwares such as Agisoft Photoscan have...


Machine Learning the Visual Rhetoric of the Trade in Human Remains (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shawn Graham. Damien Huffer.

There is a thriving online trade, and collector community, that seeks specimens of numerous categories of human remains. This commerce is facilitated by posts on new social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Etsy, and, until recently, eBay and operates within a complex ethical and legal landscape. This presentation will share key results of ongoing work to data mine these online markets on both new social media and multi-lingual e-commerce platforms. In particular, we are interested in the...


Representing Historical Culture on the Big and Small Screen: Success and Challenges from the Algonquian Chesapeake (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Buck Woodard.

This is an abstract from the "From Tomb Raider to Indiana Jones: Pitfalls and Potential Promise of Archaeology in Pop Culture" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In what ways can archaeology and historical anthropology contribute to popular media representations of the past, and what responsibility do consultants have to ensure accurate portrayals of the peoples and cultures they study? For projects that combine dramatic performance, scholars and...


Social Media as a Tool for Research and Outreach in Bioarchaeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Susan Sheridan.

This is an abstract from the "The Future of Bioarchaeology in Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Social media has provided bioarchaeology a tool for collaboration with colleagues around the globe; interaction with legislators, the press, and the general public; a means to quickly disseminate research; an educational tool for reaching a younger audience; and, a means to employ the latest Web 2.0 technologies. The BioAnthropology News...