First Person Archaeology: Exploring Fort St. Joseph through Go-Pro Footage

Author(s): Austin J George; Erika K Loveland

Year: 2016


The public seldom understands the complexity of what archaeology is and the many activities that archaeologists conduct in the course of site investigations. The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project examines an eighteenth-century mission, garrison, and trading post in present-day Niles, Michigan, ensuring that the community’s education and involvement remain the primary goals. Throughout the 2015 field season, we filmed hours of point-of-view footage using a Go-Pro camera to show the ways in which we work and involve the community. The footage was then complied to promote archaeology to a younger audience by catching their attention in new and exciting ways. The use of a Go-Pro gives the viewer a first person look into how archaeologists and community members experience the site of Fort St. Joseph.

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First Person Archaeology: Exploring Fort St. Joseph through Go-Pro Footage. Austin J George, Erika K Loveland. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434672)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 175