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A Digital Approach in Consultant Archaeology: PaleoWest at the Ironwood Village Site

Author(s): Shawn Fehrenbach

Year: 2015

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In the Summer of 2014, PaleoWest Archaeology stripped seven acres within Ironwood Village site in Marana, AZ for archaeological data recovery ahead of a land development project. Digital methods allowed PaleoWest to conduct high-quality cutting-edge archaeology, manage a complex field effort, and complete work on time within an aggressive development schedule. This poster outlines a fully digital workflow using tablets and smartphones connected over cellular networks in the field. Data entry directly to servers in Phoenix and regular tracking of progress using aerial imagery allowed PaleoWest to find creative ways to manage this massive field effort while drastically reducing post-field reporting time.

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A Digital Approach in Consultant Archaeology: PaleoWest at the Ironwood Village Site. Shawn Fehrenbach. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396941)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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