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3-D Photo Modeling Applications in Underwater Archeology (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brett Seymour.

Recent advances in 3-D modeling technologies have entered the field of Archeology. The Submerged Resources Center (SRC) of the National Park Service has begun using this technology in the field of Underwater Archeology. Using the Autodesk program ReCap and underwater digital photography SRC photographers have been able to create 3-D models of discreet features and more recently of whole sites. This paper will introduce the technology of 3-D point clouds and compare the final products of the 3-D...

3D Modelling and Interactive Mapping of Historic Shipwreck Sites (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael J Postons.

Recent developments in technology have made the process of recording terrestrial archaeological sites a much more digital affair.  The same can now be said for underwater historical sites such as shipwrecks.  This paper will explore through a number of UK and US projects carried out during 2012, showing how shipwrecks can be mapped and modelled in 3D, the process involved, and the exciting public outreach formats that can be created.  From web based interactive 3D shipwreck tours, to game-engine...

Advanced Spatial Documentation of Cultural Resources at Southern Arizona National Parks (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jacob DeGayner.

This poster presents the experiences to date associated with the execution and development of an advanced spatial documentation program at the National Park Service Southern Arizona Office, including sample products, case studies, success metrics and challenges associated with development and implementation. In late 2013, resource managers and support staff of the NPS Southern Arizona group decided to invest in the capacity to complete 3D digital documentation projects in-house. The goals of...

Advances and changes in the surveying and mapping of Guatemalan archaeology aided by new information technologies (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rodrigo Guzman.

Guatemalan archaeology is benefiting from new technologies for the monitoring and measurement of spatial information. Traditionally, archaeologists have relied on specialists in mapping and surveying to record spatial data and use it as the basis for the study of distribution of cultural traits. However, advances in mapping technology which allow non-specialists to collect multiple data points in shorter amounts of time is greatly aiding archaeologists working at sites in Guatemala. Other...

All methods, no madness: Making sense of burial orientations using GIS (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicholas Triozzi.

Mapping the excavations at the Fallen Tree Mortuary Complex, St. Catherines Island, GA, effectively consolidated nearly sixty burials and hundreds of features into a cohesive view of the site. Similarity of burial orientation and bodily positioning jumps out immediately. At a glance the norm is that individuals face east with their heads to the south. Examining this pattern more closely called for a more advanced utilization of GIS. Techniques used to quantify burial orientation of the large...

Archaeological Testing Plan for Salt River Project Kyrene Expansion Project (2000)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ellen C. Ruble.

This document presents an archaeological testing plan for the Salt River Project's Kyrene Expansion located in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to the construction a new generating station, Salt River Project has requested that archaeological testing be conducted. The purpose of testing is to determine if buried cultural resources are present, and, if they are found, to evaluate them in terms of their preservation, extent, and potential to yield information that can contribute to existing knowledge of the...

Archaeological Topography: Comparing Digital Photogrammetry Taken with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) versus Standard Surveys with Total Stations (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Grace Erny. Gerardo Gutierrez. Alyssa Friedman. Melanie Godsey. Machal Gradoz.

This paper addresses how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are used as a platform to produce accurate topographic maps with a considerable reduction in time and costs associated with fieldwork when compared with a total station. For this study, data was collected in the controlled environment of a mapping course to compare the procedures and time required to train archaeology students in the operation of a total station versus the operation of a small UAV equipped with digital cameras. An...

Archaeology Field Survey Reports Contributed by BLM, Arcata, CA Field Office
PROJECT Uploaded by: Melinda Salisbury

This project includes Archaeology Field Survey Reports contributed by the Bureau of Land Management's, Arcata, California field office.This initial contribution will establish a regional digital archive project whose goal is to accumulate heritage documents, greatly enhancing our ability to preserve historic resources within the North Coast Region.

The Archeological Dynamic Friction Cone Penetrometer (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Russo.

Archaeologists have used metal probes for centuries, and, more recently, their digitized descendant, the penetrometer, to locate artifacts and features that yield greater resistance in the soil. Most recently, geological miners and agricultural technologists have added additional instrumentality to the penetrometer to measure both resistance and friction. To determine if archeological soils and other midden features could be distinguished using a penetrometer employing both resistance and...

A Birds Eye View of War: The Role of Historic Maps and Aerial-Based Imagery in the Archaeological investigation of Unaccounted-For U.S. military Personnel. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jason W Bush.

As "snapshot" documents of the past, historical maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery are a valuable source for the archaeological investigation of major conflicts throughout the past eight decades.  Although many of these documents were initially acquired and then maintained in secret in the context of major conflict or clandestine purposes, decades later they are proving to be of much benefit and unintended value for historical and archaeological research.  This paper will present an...

Carter Mining Company's Caballo Mine, Campbell County, Wyoming: Cultural Resource Mitigation Within the Permit Area, 1981 (1982)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeffrey L. Hauff. D. G. Eckles. S. S. Scott. W. R. Latady, Jr.. A. D. Darlington.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at

Chapter 3: the Mapping and Transect Programs: Trenches, Excavations, and Dates (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emma L. Davis. Carol Panlaqui.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at

Chevelon Ruin (AZ P:2:11 [ASM]) Mapping Project (2002)
DOCUMENT Full-Text E. Charles Adams.

From July 1-11, 2002, staff, students, and volunteers with the Homol'ovi Research Program, Arizona State Museum, the University of Arizona traced and mapped wall alignments at Chevelon Ruin (AZ P:2: 11 [ASM]). Outlines to a total of 67 rooms comprising most of two of the seven room blocks at Chevelon were documented. These data will be used to develop an excavation strategy for fieldwork at Chevelon over the next three summers. Sixty-two of the documented rooms came from Room Block 200 (RB200)...

A Comparison of Various Technologies to Capture Low-Altitude Aerial Photography as Alternative Methods in Mapping Archaeological Landscapes (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan Smith. Patrick Mullins. Steve Wernke. Brian Billman.

Site-based archaeological projects often face a common challenge of producing detailed maps of large, complex areas. The use of traditional site-mapping techniques (e.g. total station) can be expensive and labor-intensive. Alternatively, a variety of platforms provide archaeologists with practical and inexpensive approaches to aerial photography and photogrammetric mapping. Here, the authors explore three different approaches to aerial photography as alternatives to traditional methods of site...

Endangered Cultural History: Global Mapping of Protected and Heritage Sites (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn Fay. George Calfas.

Through its many global missions, the United States Army has had an unfortunate history of failing to recognize and allocate sufficient resources to protect cultural heritage sites in active military zones. This pattern has begun to change, especially as a result of incidents that have occurred during the War on Terror. The Engineer Research and Development Center of the US Army Corps of Engineers is currently designing an interactive map program providing information on possible locations for...

A Future for Photogrammetry: The Application of the Multi-Camera "SeaArray" to Visualize the Underwater Realm of the National Park Service (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brett Seymour. Evan Kovacs.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The field of underwater archeology has had few technological advancements with the potential to drastically change how we document, manage, and interpret underwater sites like photogrammetry. Currently the primary application continues to focus on single camera acquisition and the 3D reconstruction of specific isolated underwater features. In order to provide a lasting interpretive...

Glossaries of BLM Surveying and Mapping Terms (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cadastral Survey Training Staff.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at

Investigating alternative subsistence strategies among homeless individuals in University, Hillsborough County, Florida (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Rooney.

Homelessness is one of the most pressing social and political issues of our time. At least 570,000 people in the United States currently experience homelessness, and at least 175,000 of these live in unsheltered locations, which implies both exposure to weather and inadequate access to drinking water and sanitation resources. Most rehabilitation programs focus on returning such individuals to "normal" productive society, but research shows that many have abandoned wage labor and are instead...

The Knife River Indian Villages Archeological Inventory: A Useful Management Tool (2000)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas D. Thiessen.

During the past several years, the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site has been the focus of an intensive archeological and ethnohistorical research program that is reaping great benefits for the management of the park. Beginning in 1976 and continuing for each summer through 1981, archeologists from the University of North Dakota and the National Park Service's Midwest Archeological Center conducted a variety of investigations in the park designed to delimit the extent and nature...

Mapping and Systematic Shovel Testing at Middle Place Plantation (9CH158), Ossabaw Island, Georgia (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text George Price. Karen Payne.

This is a report of findings resulting from the 2007 archaeological investigations at Middle Place conducted by Apalachee Research Archaeological Consultants, Inc. Funding for the project derives from the Coastal Incentives Grant (CIG) awarded the Georgia Coastal Management Program. The field work was conducted and March, 2007. This is first investigation to focus o site' occupation and the first to employ systematic shovel testing. A total of 21 shovel tests and two 1x2 m...

Mapping Caves: Telling the Story (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Holley Moyes.

Maps are symbols. While we often think of them as representations of the real world, they are in fact interpretations of the space no matter how accurately and precisely produced. Maps tell a story-YOUR story. Maps make an argument. No two people will map a space in exactly the same way and no two stories will be completely alike. While some researchers are primarily concerned about precision and accuracy in representation, others focus on more humanistic, sensory, or phenomenological elements....

Mapping Mayapán’s Archaeological Remains and Environmental Characteristics Using UAVs and Photogrammetric Software (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Timothy Hare.

The integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and photogrammetric data processing into existing field techniques simplifies and accelerates mapping and environmental reconstruction. Ongoing investigations in and around Mayapán face the common challenge of mapping archaeological and environmental features and attributes in the context of difficult terrain and dense surface cover. The 2015 field season depended on UAV photography and photogrammetric processing for site and excavation photos...

Mapping the Buffalo Lake Métis Wintering Site (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Aaron Coons. Kisha Supernant.

Mapping techniques change over time, and with that we are presented with new ways of visualizing and recording information at archaeological sites. Although work was undertaken at the Buffalo Lake Métis Wintering Site for a number of years in the 1970s, since then newer technologies such as Total Stations and RTK GNSS receivers have allowed for accurate maps to be more easily created at the site scale. This poster looks at how our understanding of the spatial organization of the cabin features...

Mapping The Land God Made In Anger: Conducting A Rapid, But Thorough Survey Of Namibia’s Forbidden Zone (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elaine Wyatt. John C Pollack.

There are few sites more remote or environments more hostile than the mostly abandoned diamond fields of the southern Namib Desert. This is the Sperrgebiet, declared the Forbidden Zone by the German colonial administration in 1908 and still forbidden to this day. It’s 26,000 km2 of industrial debris and a few sand-drenched settlements. Our goal was to produce a comprehensive map of the town of Pomona, abandoned in 1928, and nearby mining camp Stauch’s Lager in as little time in the field as...

Mapping Town Formation: Precision, Accuracy, and Memory (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only April Beisaw. James Gibb.

The archaeology of town formation is often guided by the use of historic maps; regional maps narrow down the location of lost towns, and local maps match archaeological finds to documented structures. The Port Tobacco Archaeological Project used both regional and local maps to interpret one 60-acre town site, with mixed results. Are the Native American deposits the remnants of Captain John Smith's Potopaco? Do the identified foundations correspond to the buildings on historic maps? Precision...