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Is CRM Ready for Synthesis? - CRMArch 147

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Sarah Herr joins us to discuss synthesis in CRM and the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis.

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Random Encounter Episode II - CRMArch 146

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Our special guest rolls a die and we pick a brief topic to discuss. Always steeped in roll-playing tradition, this game takes a cyberpunk setting.

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Getting Things Done - ArchaeoTech 87

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There is a lot to do and think about in business and in the business of archaeology. We often don't think of common business tools when trying to finish a project - mostly because we just want to think about archaeology. However, modern tools like team communication apps and project management apps are great at helping everyone organize, get on the same page, and get the work done on time and under budget. We have to be careful that we don't use TOO much in our work flow and that we don't get "notification paralysis" with everything turned on. Learn what to use, how to use it, and how to dial in the notifications so they come at just the right times and tell you what you need to know.

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Using Tech in Challenging Areas with Bill White - ArchaeoTech 85

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Bill White is a CRM Archaeologist and professor at UC Berkeley. He's ran projects in a variety of conditions and locations and today he joins us to talk about the challenges of using tech on projects in challenging areas.

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The Future of Conference Posters - ArchaeoTech 80

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Posters at conferences haven't changed much over the last few decades...or ever, really. The poster is designed so the researcher can convey information to passersby and answer any questions they may have. That's a pretty easy thing to do in very different ways. On today's show Paul and Chris discuss various ways conferences can spice up the poster room and offer different types of interaction. 

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2018 SAA Tech Interviews - ArchaeoTech 79

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In April 2018 Chris Webster attended the Society for American Archaeology Meetings in Washington, D.C. Today's episode contains segments recorded in the poster room and the exhibit hall.

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Digital Extensions of Physical Collections - ArchaeoTech 77

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On today’s episode, Chris and Paul discuss an article (linked below) from the Society for American Archaeology’s Advances in Archaeological Practice regarding digital extensions to physical museum exhibitions. We get into the weeds on this and discuss the future possibilities of digital museums.

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Open Access Archaeology Textbook - TAS 39

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Why do textbooks cost so much? Part of the reason is that for one person to do it they need to be compensated. Another reason is that books are big, have lots of color pages, and are expensive to produce. That's why this Open Textbook idea is interesting. Today we talk to Katie Kirakosian - a professor at UMASS that is leading a team that is making a North American Archaeology textbook that will be free to download and use for everyone! It's a very interesting idea and we explore a lot of topics surrounding open access on this episode.

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Tech Questions - ArchaeoTech 76

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Pencils and Pixels article - ArchaeoTech 75

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Today's episode starts with a brief discussion of the state of digital site recording technology and what the future holds. Then Chris and Paul discuss the article "Pencils and Pixels..." which discusses the coming transition from traditional archaeological field illustration to digital drawing methods and how they can be integrated into a born-digital future.  

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Structure from Motion Photogrammetry - ArchaeoTech 74

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Structure from Motion is a photogrametric technique that just about anyone can do. All you need are half-decent photographs. This podcast discusses a recent article in SAA Advances about using SfM to examine, analyze, and preserve the giant hats, or pukau, on Easter Island. What would you preserve with this technique?

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Using Video Games to Teach Archaeology - ArchaeoTech 73

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It's a four-year-old article from SAA Advances but brings up some interesting thoughts about teaching archaeology - It's called Red Land / Black Land. The article is by Ethan Watrall and discusses an effort to create a "mod" for the Civilizations 5 gaming platform where you work through Egyptian history and learn along the way. They had some unexpected challenges and some unexpected outcomes.

We also have a great App of the Day segment with one newcomer on the block and an app to look out for and NOT download.

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Going Paperless in a Place With No Power - CRMarch 130

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Today Bill, Sonia, and Doug tell us how they've managed tech in the field without power. It can be tricky, but, you can do it. In the end, whatever you have to do is better than wasting time on paper.

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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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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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Drones and Tech Gifts - ArchaeoTech 68

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It's Drone time again! This is such a rapidly changing space that we have to cover it every now and again. And, many people ask me how to get into it and how to learn to fly. We cover all that in this episode. What do you learn on? What's more important for a trainer, camera or control? When should you upgrade?

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Tech Without Internet - ArchaeoTech 62

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Every been out in the field and had NO cell service? Of course you have! Well, in a world where we are increasingly relying on technology and internet connectivity to do our jobs, what do we do when that connectivity isn't there? Go back to paper? No! There are other ways and all is not lost. 

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Future Tech Wish List - ArchaeoTech 60

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On today's episode, Richie Cruz and I talk about our tech wish list as applied to archaeology. What would we like to have? What would we like to see? What's on your wish list? Let us know in the comments!

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What's New With Apple - WWDC17 - ArchaeoTech 56

On today's episode Chris Webster is joined by Richie Cruz - a long-time Reno CRM Archaeologist and Technophile. We talk about the Apple World Wide Developers Conference that took place in the beginning of June, 2017. What did they release, what can it do, and why should you care?

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