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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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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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Tech on a budget - ArchaeoTech 72

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Want to get into the tech space and upgrade your office or fieldwork but either don't have the money or have a limited budget? This episode is for you. Tech doesn't have to be expensive and if you look around you can find high quality items for low prices.

There is also a bonus segment for members of the APN!

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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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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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Tablets, Points, Technology Consulting, and iBeacons - ArchaeoTech 57

On today's episode, host Chris Webster announces a new position - co-host of the ArchaeoTech podcast - talks about some digital field recording with Tap Forms, and announces an upcoming service from DIGTECH that will make your technological advancements easier, more smooth, and affordable.

ArchaeoTech Co-Host

If you're interested in co-hosting this show, please send me an email at chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com!

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Ken's Excellent Epigraphy Trip, Davenport Tablets, and the Kensington Rune Stone - Episode 36

Ken tells us how his epigraphy trip wasn't a vacation and how he spent five days examining the Davenport Tablets at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa, and the Kensington Rune Stone in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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Should I Go Digital? - ArchaeoTech 29

In response to a comment on Facebook, we're attempting to answer the question Should I Go Digital? To some, this seems like a complicated question. It is, however, quite simple. Webby and Boone talk about the advantages, disadvantages, and everything else about going digital. Comments are appreciated.

CONTACT THE HOSTS:

  • Chris Webster -  @archeowebby (Twitter and Snapchat)
    • Email: chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com
  • Chris Sims - @godigahole (Twitter)
    • Email: christopher@godigahole.com
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Field Drawing Apps - ArchaeoTech Ep22

On today's episode, Chris and Chris talk about field tablet drawing applications. Drawing planviews, profiles, artifacts, and other archaeological phenomena is critical in most field situations. Drawing artifacts and features allows us to bring out specifics that you can't always see in photographs. In traditional field situations, graph paper and a clip board are used to draw. Those drawings are often digitized using Illustrator or they're photocopied. Either way, it's extra work and the chance for error increases. The apps we'll discuss will allow you to draw in the field and avoid the second step.

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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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