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Finding Your Way Through the Years: Looking Back at Past Position Fixing Methods Used at Parks Canada

Author(s): R. James Ringer

Year: 2014

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Technology has evolved considerably over the last decade alone and has had a considerable impact on how underwater archaeologists do their work. One of these areas of technological improvement is position fixing: everyone is accustomed to the ease offered by GPS that revolutionized the recording of our spatial environment. This, however, was not always the case. This paper will offer a retrospective on the various methods and techniques of position fixing used and attempted by Parks Canada’s underwater archaeology service, if only to show how easy we have it today!


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Finding Your Way Through the Years: Looking Back at Past Position Fixing Methods Used at Parks Canada. R. James Ringer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436835)


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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