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Between Dirt and Digital: Finding New Ways to Record Old Stuff!

Author(s): Shane Sparks ; Melissa Cascella

Year: 2015

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Summary

In this day and age, technology is advancing by leaps and bounds on a daily basis. In some cases, these advances can be incorporated into common or repetitive archaeological methods to improve efficiency, accuracy, and, in some cases, sanity. This poster will present the explorations of two archaeologists, who also have GIS experience, into several new technological advances that have the potential to be used in archaeological contexts. Explorations will include a look at hand-held devices (iPads) for field recordation of both data and gps data, and several applications and software options tested for these devices. Also presented will be lessons learned from recent projects, as well as ideas and directions for future exploration in this new realm of data integration.


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Between Dirt and Digital: Finding New Ways to Record Old Stuff!. Shane Sparks, Melissa Cascella. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434155)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 555

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