Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks: New Technology for Heritage Conservation

Author(s): Amanda Rasmussen; Katherine Peresolak

Year: 2018


With millions of acres under their care, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) must address woodlots, resource extraction, and other energy and recreation-related tasks. Cultural resources and their management are often forgotten or ignored, yet several technologies are available that all state land management agencies and employees can and should learn to implement in order to address this void in overall land and heritage conservation. This poster will focus on two case studies; a metal detector survey as employed by trained professional archaeologists and dendrochronology and its uses in researching historic log buildings and other wooden structures. The benefits of other technologies, such as LiDAR and drone usage, will be briefly mentioned and discussed. We hope to offer options for fiscally and methodologically approachable technology. 

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Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks: New Technology for Heritage Conservation. Amanda Rasmussen, Katherine Peresolak. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441724)

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 971