Welcome to the ArchaeoTech Podcast. Today is February 26th, 2019, so put on your party hat because we're recording the 100th episode. This is Paul Zimmerman, your host for for this milestone, along with my co-host (the pod's usual host) Chris Webster. We're turning the tables since we don't have a "tech" topic per se, but instead we're going to do a little navel gazing and look at the history of this podcast to see what kinds of lessons we can learn about podcasting and public archaeology in general.
Apple had their usual September announcement recently and Paul and Chris break down what the new tech is and what it means for archaeology. Should you upgrade to the new phone? Do you need the new watch? Will the new operating system crash your hard drive? We'll talk about all that and our experiences with iOS 12, Watch OS 5, and MacOS Mohave, 10.14.
Data loss is one of the most terrifying things an archaeologist, or any scientist, fears. To have all that hard work, and sometimes un-replicable work, lost because of something that you could ultimately control is something we don't like to think about. But, we have to. Especially as archaeology goes more into the digital realm all field archaeologists have to think about how they are preserving and backing up their data not only in the field but at every step of the process. Paul and Chris talk about this problem and some possible solutions on today's episode.
- Tap Forms
- SanDisk WiFi Connect
- Time Machine
- Google Drive Filestream
App of the Day
- Chris: All Trails
- Paul: GuitarTuna
Patrick Severts joins the show to talk about metal detecting in archaeology. Some of the highlights include best practices, recommended equipment, and programs and companies offering training. Listen to learn about the contributions this technology has made to archaeology.
- Advanced Metal Detecting for Archaeologists (AMDA)
- “NJ Dig Uncovers Trove of Revolutionary War Artifacts” - USA Today (Dan Sivilich of BRAVO Company)
- Scott Clark - Metal Detecting Blog
App of the Day:
- Metal detector apps - Google them, but don't buy any.
Contact the Hosts:
Adam Spring joins the show to talk about digital archaeology, 3D scanning, and the materiality of technology. Adam hosts the Remotely-Interested Podcast and authors the blog of the same name, and is a visiting lecturer in digital cultures at Duke University, by way of University of Plymouth's archaeology department in the UK. Bonus: we talk about Westworld and the ethical implications of immersive interpretations of the past, as well as effects of consumer trends on heritage and preservation work.
Hello everyone, apologies for last week's no show - this week I'll bring an extra special The Anarchaeologist Speaks - which it seems is becoming a more regular feature, especially for those who like me talking for around 15 minutes
Cannibalism in Gough's Cave - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/human-origins/humans-in-britain/goughs-cave-cannibalism/index.html
Pictish Fort in North East Scotland - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-32325310
Roman Burial Online resource - http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/romangl/
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On today’s episode, Doug and Russell interview Chris Cameron, founder of Field Technologies, Inc. about his app business and running businesses while on the road as a traveling archaeologist. There is a MBA’s worth of advice in this episode and it can be helpful no matter what you’re planning to do, or are doing, with your life.