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The Wide and Wonderful World of Digital Archaeology in Cultural Resource Management

Author(s): Russell Alleen-Willems

Year: 2016

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Archaeologists in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) adopt digital tools to improve both the efficiency and quality of our work. While archaeologists have often adopted new tools, technology like digital tablets, user-friendly databases, 3D scanning/modeling/visualization tools, and accessible media like blogs and podcasts provide new opportunities to greatly expand the extent and speed of data collection, as well as the ways archaeologists may disseminate both data and research results. For best effect, archaeologists must constantly share our experiences and best practices with these tools. This presentation summarizes several projects and pilot projects for CRM companies, museums, and non-profits to examine how applied archaeologists handle the challenges of data collection, storage, analysis, publication, and archival, as well as how we communicate and learn about data innovation. In addition to providing specific best practices in these areas, this presentation suggests formats for other archaeologists to do the same with their work.


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The Wide and Wonderful World of Digital Archaeology in Cultural Resource Management. Russell Alleen-Willems. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434415)


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

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