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Looking Through The Eyes Of The Archaeologist

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

Year: 2017

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A primary goal of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project is to ensure the community’s education and engagement with the investigation and interpretation of an eighteenth-century mission, garrison, and trading post in present day Niles, Michigan. This paper discusses how archaeologists, community members, and online viewers experience the site from a first person perspective. Throughout the 2016 field season, we filmed hours of point-of-view footage using two Go-Pro cameras to show the ways in which we work and involve the community. We then complied a brief and fast paced three minute video to promote and educate viewers on public archaeology. We evaluated the video’s effectiveness to reach new audiences through a series of survey questions. This research is significant because it uses the Go-Pro technology to observe the site and public outreach programs through the eyes of the Project participants.


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Looking Through The Eyes Of The Archaeologist. Austin J George, Erika K Loveland. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435525)


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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