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Preventing Data Loss - ArchaeoTech 84

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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.

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Institute on Digital Archaeology Method and Practice #msudai - ArchaeoTech 38

On today's show we welcome Jolene Smith and Neha Gupta - two archaeologists that recently attended the second year of the Digital Archaeology Institute at Michigan State University. It's a week-long program that teaches archaeologists how to use the digital tools that are out there to analyze their data and how to convey those data to the public. We ask Jolene and Neha about there experiences, what they learned, and what their projects were.

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How Apple is Changing Archaeology, Again - ArchaeoTech 37

The iPad brought tablet technology to more people than any product before it. Now, as Apple and other companies continue to innovate we're looking for ways to make archaeology more efficient and more about archaeology, not paperwork. Apple's September Keynote was PACKED with new technology, software, and hardware that will allow us to simply do more archaeology, and, do it better. Chris and I, along with guest Michael Ashley, unpack the Apple September Keynote and figure out what's good, what's bad, and how it all impacts archaeology for the future.

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Listener Questions - ArchaeoTech 31

On today's episode we tackle listener questions from Twitter! We talk about everything from drones to carbon fiber screens to LiDAR and everything in-between. If you've got a question or a topic suggestion, tweet it to @archpodnet and we'll talk about it on the show!

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The Internet of Things - ArchaeoTech 26

On today's episode we bring back technology expert, Steve Fowler, to talk about the Internet of Things. What is it, and, what can it, or they, do for archaeology? We'll talk about a lot of things and apps in this episode but everything is in the show notes below. We also give you iPhone users a surprise gift near the end of the show. Enjoy!

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CONTACT THE HOSTS:

  • Chris Webster -  (Twitter and Snapchat)
    • Email: chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com
  • Chris Sims - @godigahole (Twitter)
    • Email: christopher@godigahole.com
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Dr. Michael Ashley and Digital Archaeology - ArchaeoTech Ep24

On today's show ArcheoWebby interviews Michael Ashley, digital pioneer and founder of the Center for Digital Archaeology and Founder and President of Codifi, Inc. We talk about the stages of digital data, digital site recording, and the future of digital data storage, management, and visualization. It's a one-stop-shop for all things digital and your first step into the Matrix. Enjoy the show!

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Dr. Kristina Killgrove - ArchaeoTech Ep23

Today we talk to Dr. Kristina Killgrove, professor and writer at Forbes.com, about using 3D-printed bones in her osteology classes. She's having students print bones and paint them up to look like the real thing. We'll ask her how that's helping and where she sees the future of 3D printing going.

We'll also talk about an anatomy app and a rock art representation app.

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CONTACT THE HOSTS:

  • Chris Webster - @archeowebby
    • Email: chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com
  • Chris Sims - @godigahole
    • Email: christopher@godigahole.com
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3D Printing and Scanning - ArchaeoTech 19

Bernard tells us how to get scanning and printing on our field projects and we talk about how good the prints are versus just collecting the artifact or taking good photos.

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GIS Apps - ArchaeoTech Ep18

On today's episode, Chris and I try to find, and fail, a GIS app for mobile that actually does what we want it to do. If you know if a GIS app that does what we want it to do, let us know!

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Chris Webster - @archeowebby

Chris Sims - @godigahole

Steve Fowler - @sfowlermobile

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Augmented and Virtual Reality - ArchaeoTech Ep17

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Steve Fowler, of the mobile and wearable technology development firm, Interapt, chats with Chris and Chris about augmented and virtual reality technologies, and what they mean for the future of archaeology. Steve breaks down the difference between augmented and virtual reality, and lays out the status of front-running products in these technologies. We talk about the current state of technology in the sciences, and where we see these products steering the ways in which fieldwork is conducted and presented.

Some of the questions we explore in this episode:

  • How can visualization technology improve fieldwork?
  • How can these technologies improve outreach and engagement?
  • How can technology add value to archaeology, and increase return on investment for stakeholders (taxpayers and clients)?

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Chris Webster - @archeowebby

Chris Sims - @godigahole

Steve Fowler - @sfowlermobile

 

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Field Power - ArchaeoTech Ep16

We've resurrected the ArchaeoTech Podcast with a couple new hosts and some new priorities. On today's show, Chris Webster and Chris Sims will talk about some field power options that they've actually tried out. They'll end the show with a new segment that will highlight one each of their favorite apps. We hope you enjoy the new format and send us any comments, good or bad, through this page or by using the contact form on the right.

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  • Chris Webster
    • Twitter: @archeowebby
    • Email: chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com
  • Chris Sims
    • Twitter: @godigahole

Thanks for listening!

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SAA2015 Interviews - CRMArch Ep58

The 2015, 80th Annual Society for American Archaeology meetings were held in San Francisco from April 15 through April 19. It was an amazing show and was the most well-attended show in history with over 5000 people signed up! I walked around and recorded a few interviews while I was there. I'm also including the audio from my session on Blogging Archaeology. Enjoy.

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Tech Business Tips - ArchaeoTech Ep9

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.

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Field Technologies Inc - ArchaeoTech Ep8

Today on the show, Russell and Chris Webster (host of the CRM Archaeology Podcast) interview Chris Cameron, a CRM archaeologist and entrepreneur whose company, Field Technologies, Inc., has developed "ArchaeoGen," a tablet-based application for recording shoveltest forms digitally. We talk about Field Technologies software and hardware, the process of designing for both field archaeologists and regulatory agencies, and pick Chris's brain for advice on how other shovelbums can start their own side businesses while on the road!

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