"DIY Digitech" in Archaeological Fieldwork: Innovative Adaptations of Low(er)-Budget Digital Technologies

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  • DIY Digital Archaeoacoustics: Sensory-Spatial Mapping (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only 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...

  • From Invention to Methodology: the overlooked "DIY" in everyday archaeology (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Eric Poehler.

    Archaeology has always been "DIY". It has borrowed nearly all of its physical tools and many of its intellectual instruments as well. In this still new, 21st century realm of digital archaeology our implements look different, but their basic implementation does not. From the shovel to the computer, from the trowel to the database, from the paintbrush to the paint program, archaeology has had to teach itself how to adapt an object - physical or digital - to the needs of the discipline. Using the...

  • The Impact of Low-Cost, Low-Tech DIY Approaches at the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin Crowther. Eric Poehler.

    Born a paperless research project, the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project (PQP) employed multiple digital approaches to archaeology in its first three field seasons (2010-2012), including 3D modeling, ground penetrating radar, and a host of iPad applications. By the PQP's final season (2013), the availability of a number of low-tech, user-accessible digital techniques tempted us to consider if these DIY approaches could produce data sets of commensurate quality to those recorded using expensive...