Challenges and Successes of Mapping Royal Tombs and a Newly Discovered Mound Feature Using a Total Station at Nuri, Sudan
This is an abstract from the "Community Matters: Enhancing Student Learning Opportunities through the Development of Community Partnerships" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The University of Arizona and Pima Community College collaborated to initiate an archaeological expedition to Nuri, Sudan in January 2018. The site, looted in antiquity and excavated by George Reisner from 1916 through 1918, includes 56 mud brick pyramids and 72 known tombs. One focus of the 2018 expedition was to re-excavate two known tombs and re-map them using modern day technology. During the expedition an unmapped feature was discovered on the northeast corner of the site where test excavations were initiated. The northeast mound feature also became a mapping priority. This poster will discuss the methodologies of obtaining the mapping data in the field and transforming the data collected with the total station into a map using programs such as AutoCAD and ArcGIS and present the results of that transformation.
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Challenges and Successes of Mapping Royal Tombs and a Newly Discovered Mound Feature Using a Total Station at Nuri, Sudan. Daniel Montoya, Helen O'Brien, Pearce Paul Creasmen. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452526)
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Abstract Id(s): 25140