Telling Multiple Jamestown Stories: Using Technology to Engage Guests with James Fort, 1619, and Beyond

Author(s): Lisa E. Fischer

Year: 2018

Summary

Technology opens up new opportunities for multi-layered interpretations of historical and archaeological sites. Applications, such as interactive websites maps, smartphone apps, 3D models, and virtual reality, can enable visitors to explore different narratives and see how sites changed over time in ways that are more challenging within a static museum landscape. Jamestown Rediscovery is exploring different technological approaches—both online and on-site—for engaging guests not only with the story of the early years of James Fort but with other significant periods in Jamestown’s history, like 1619, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the archaeological discovery of the fort. This paper will discuss the ways technologies are being developed to help tell a multi-layered Jamestown story highlighting significant events and connecting them to the archaeological findings that have shaped our understanding of them today.

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Telling Multiple Jamestown Stories: Using Technology to Engage Guests with James Fort, 1619, and Beyond. Lisa E. Fischer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441307)

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

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PaperId(s): 952