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

Author(s): R. James Ringer

Year: 2014

Summary

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!

Cite this Record

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)

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): SYM-31,03