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Digital Site Management with Michiel Kappers of InTerris Registries - ArchaeoTech 102

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Chris interviews Michiel Kappers at the 2019 Society for California Archaeology meetings in Sacramento last March. Michiel runs InTerris Registries, a digital site management software with a lot of power. Learn more about it and how you can use it on your next project.

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Using Drones for Survey with Kyle Olson - ArchaeoTech 96

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We talk about drones a lot on this show. And for the record, they're officially called UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems). What we don't often talk about is the nuts and bolts of actually using a UAV in the field.

Today we have a guest, Kyle Olson, who was on a team that used a DJI Mavic Pro to conduct aerial survey and mapping in central Asia. But, the article doesn't necessarily talk about the results of the survey. They instead talk about HOW they did the survey and what worked and what didn't. That's what we need more of.

So, take a listen and give us your feedback.

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Working Ourselves and the Industry Out of Work - CRMArch 154

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Whether we're talking about a single archaeology project or the industry as a whole, we're always worried about working ourselves out of work. What does that mean? Well, we talk about it on today's episode. To help counter this, though, check out our sponsors, Wildnote and Team Black.

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Implementing a Tablet-Based Recording System for Ceramic Classification - ArchaeoTech 95

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Many people are writing papers about "going digital" and the results from doing so. However, not too many are writing about the effects of going digital on a crew. For example, do people work better together or separately when recording artifacts with a tablet. On today's episode we talk to the authors of a paper about going digital on a project in Peru and how recording ceramics was changed by using tablets.

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  • Mobilization as Mediation: Implementing a Tablet-Based Recording System for Ceramic Classification, Parker VanValkenburgh, Luiza O. G. Silva, Chiara Repetti-Ludlow, Jake Gardner, Jackson Crook, and Brian Ballsun-Stanton

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      10.1017/aap.2018.12

    • Advances in Archaeological Practice 6(4), 2018, pp. 342-356

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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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Creating a Universal Site Form - CRMArch 141

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Is it possible? Can a universal site form really cover all sites? Stephen, Doug, and Chris discuss the possibilities, problems, and practicality of this idea. Tell us what you think!

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Data Beyond the Archive in (Digital) Archaeology - ArchaeoTech 83

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Today Chris and Paul discuss an article from the May 2018 issue of Advances in Archaeological Practice, a journal from the Society for American Archaeology. It's an article that summarizes the rest of this special journal issue that is all about the reuse of archived data. It's a real issue in archaeology and we dive in on this episode.

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Is Digital Preservation Really "Preservation"? - ArchaeoTech 82

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Today we talk about digital preservation in archaeology and history. Is digital preservation really preservation? Is it possible to preserve something 100% digitally? Send us your answers and thoughts to these questions.

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Digital and Virtual Ethics - ArchaeoTech 78

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Chris participated in a forum on virtual and digital ethics at the 2018 Society for American Archaeology annual meetings in Washington, D.C. in April. On today's episode, Chris and Paul talk about the forum and what virtual and digital ethics actually mean for archaeologists.

We also include a few select recordings from the conference.

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Site Recording, it's Not Just Physical Objects - ArchaeoTech 71

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There are other things you can record on a site besides artifacts and features. There's other visual ways to record, including photogrammetry, 360 videos, and imagery for augmented and virtual reality. You can also record sounds, scents, and even taste. Not sure what that would do for you, but, it's certainly an option.

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Photographs in the Field - ArchaeoTech 70

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On today’s show we’re going to talk about taking and managing field photographs.

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Digital Field Archaeology Apps - ArchaeoTech 69

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There are a lot of options out there and no standard answer to the question, "What do you use to record digitally in the field?" Fortunately, Chris and Paul have some experience with this and Chris has worked on two apps for site recording in the field. We talk about the progression from fillable PDFs all the way to custom applications on today's episode. This is good material even if you're already recording in the field.

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Site Forms and Databases - CRMArch 125

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Jolene Smith and Kelsey Noack Myers join us to discuss site forms, databases, DINAA, and the recent site impact study using data from DINAA.

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Digital Field Recording with Wildnote - ArchaeoTech 58

On today's show, Chris and guest host Richie Cruz talk to the creators of digital field recording software Wildnote. Kristen Hazard and Nancy Douglas tell us how they came up with Wildnote, what it can do, what it can help YOU do, and how much it costs. This is one more tool for your digital toolbox so listen up!

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Curiosity in Focus - GDAH 24

Daniel Kwan, host of the Curiosity in Focus podcast, joins Chris in Vancouver to talk about his show, why podcasting and social media are important, and how your interests outside archaeology can make you a better archaeologist.

Oh, and here's the Throwback Thursday photo of Chris in that moment he decided to be an archaeologist (a decade ago):

 

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The Girl with the Space Unicorn Tattoo - GDAH 23

Penny Foreman joins the show to talk about her survey she recently presented at the CAA meeting, an the resulting Code of Conduct. She blogged about it, and her conference attire that sparked some (uncalled for) outrage, and a hearty Twitter conversation erupted.

More guests later join the show, live from the SAA meeting, to follow-up on Foreman's comments. These guests - Ruth Tringham (OG Trowel Blazer, and pioneer of feminist archaeology!), Chelsi Slotten (host of Women in Archaeology podcast, and researcher at American University/Smithsonian Museum), Kirsten Lopez (researcher at Oregon State University, and host of Women in Archaeology podcast), and Stephen Wagner (host of CRM Archaeology podcast, and heritage consultant in Calgary) - weigh in with some valuable perspectives.

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Codifi Goes to SAA - ArchaeoTech 50

Chris Sims and Chris Webster make it no secret they're on the Codifi team. Codifi founder, Michael Ashley, joins the show to reflect on Codifi's reception at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Vancouver, BC.

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You Can Do it - Anarchaeologist 43

Today’s episode trials a new format of the Anarchaeologist podcast, now on a monthly release schedule (adhering to anything would be very anarchistic would it?).  Tristan talks about getting involved with projects and taking part in the world, and more importantly why everyone should feel at least they have some chance to do something worthwhile. A special recording is provided by Dr. Chloe Duckworth a.k.a. ArchaeoDuck. And for the first time on the network we hear from the 5YR Leader and his opinions on archaeology.

 

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Representation, Hoyuk, and Procedural Generation - 8-Bit Test Pit 7

The Archaeogamers are back!

The hosts discuss representation of archaeology in games; review the Hoyuk board game; and explain and discuss "procedural generation" and how it relates to archaeogaming and the user experience.

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The Tech of Drones - ArchaeoTech 46

We get all the Chrises (and Matthew Whitten) back together, this time to talk about which particular drones and tech packages work, and lessons learned in deploying drones for archaeological research.

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