A Different Kind of Screen Time: Using Emerging Mobile Geospatial Technologies to Engage with Public and Professional Audiences.

Author(s): Joseph A. Downer

Year: 2018

Summary

Emerging technologies have empowered archaeologists to interact with the public in new and exciting ways. At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, archaeological staff are incorporating geospatial analysis and story-telling tools to present to, and interact with various public and professional audiences. This paper will briefly discuss the use of ESRI Storymaps to engage with and inform the public both in the field and from the comfort of their own homes. Further tools, such as ESRI’s collector application, have allowed Mount Vernon archaeologists to engage with staff from other internal departments. This tool has allowed colleagues to assist with archaeological efforts in a non-destructive fashion, and further engage in the process of protecting and preserving the home of George Washington and over 300 enslaved men, women, and children.

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A Different Kind of Screen Time: Using Emerging Mobile Geospatial Technologies to Engage with Public and Professional Audiences.. Joseph A. Downer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441886)

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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): 474