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Streamlining the process: using handheld devices for in-field data collection on Ossabaw Island, Georgia.

Author(s): Rachel Black ; Chad Caswell ; Leslie Johansen

Year: 2017

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Summary

The last few years has seen a rise in the development of tools and technology that enable the collection of archaeological data directly into electronic formats using handheld devices such as tablets and smartphones. These applications not only eliminate traditional paper collection issues but also decrease in-field collection errors and reduce post-processing times. This poster will focus on the utilization of Petroglyph, an application specifically developed for the first phase of a research project aimed at developing a better understanding of Middle Place Plantation (9CH158) on Ossabaw Island, Georgia. While most applications currently available are primarily form based with the option to attach photographs, Petroglyph is a mapping application that allows for rapid data collection on multiple points within a single photograph. The data can then be exported for later management and analysis. While the application was originally developed with this project in mind, it has broader potential. 


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Streamlining the process: using handheld devices for in-field data collection on Ossabaw Island, Georgia.. Rachel Black, Chad Caswell, Leslie Johansen. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435574)


Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Antebellum


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 470

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