Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sponsored Symposium: Technology and the Modern Archaeologist: Technological Applications for Marine and Terrestrial Archaeology


For those of you attending the 45th Annual Meeting for the Society of Historical Archaeology in Baltimore on January 5th, 2012, consider checking out the following symposium:


Sponsored Symposium: Technology and the Modern Archaeologist: Technological Applications for Marine and Terrestrial Archaeology
Modern archaeologists are using GPR, AUVs, portable XRF and other “high technologies” borrowed from geology, chemistry, physics, biology, and soil science to better understand past human behaviors. This symposium’s intent is to review emerging technological topics including: digital archiving, 3d scanning, adaptation of handheld touch devices to fieldwork, web based applications, 3d artifact scanning, and more. It is the Technologies Committee’s goal to present as varied a program as possible based on the technologies archaeologists are currently using in the field, lab, and office. While few historical archaeologists have access to all of these state of the art technologies it is important that they be aware of new equipment and techniques that maybe applicable to their research and occupation.

 [SYM-182a] 9:00 am –  2 pm (Harborside - Essex A & B)
Sponsor: SHA Technology Committee, organized and chaired by: Jonathan R. Libbon, Richard J. Lundin
Richard John Lundin, Closing the Circle: The Evolution and Promise of Portable Archaeogeophysical and Archaeogeochemical Technologies (VLF-EM, pXRF, pXRD, pRAMAN and FLIR) for Archaeological Field Studies
Jean B. Pelletier, Anthony G. Randolph, Marine Remote Sensing and Dive Operations on an early 19th century Sailing Canal Boat in a Super Fund Site.
Robert A. Church, Robert F. Westrick, Daniel J. Warren, AUV Camera Capabilities for Deep-Water Archaeology
Peter Leach, Ben Ford, Through-Ice GPR on Lake Ontario: The Search for the Ice Gunboat
Benjamin P. Carter, Cheap, Durable and Affordable Digital Data Collection in the Field: Is There an 'App' for That?
Adam Brin, Francis P. McManamon, The Digital Archaeological Record: Providing Access to and Preservation of Archaeological Information
Clinton King, John Haynes, Bernard Means, Digitizing the Past in Three Dimensions: Virtual Curation of Historical Artifacts
Edward Gonzalez-Tennant, Dark Tourism, Social Justice Education, and Virtual Archaeology
Christopher Polglase, J.B. Pelletier, Integrating Terrestrial and Marine  Remote Sensing Techniques in a Near-shore Area
Peter Holt, Applying Technology to Site Data Management using Site 446Recorder 4 - Results from the Field
Elizabeth Davoli, “Seeing Through a Lakebed with a Sub-Bottom Profiler
Jackson Cothren, High Density Survey in Historic Archaeology: a Digital Ecosystem Approach
Geoffrey J. Avern, A Metrological Tracking System as a Powerful Multi-purpose Tool for Excavation Recording and Geophysical Survey.
Jonathan P. Smith, Artifacts In (Cyber)Space: Low-Cost 3D Scanning Techniques
Angela Jaillet, Beyond Big Words: A Methodological Approach to LiDAR in Historical Archaeology

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