The Future of Archaeology in a World That's Tidying Up - Ep 99

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In the wake of Marie Kondo and her tidying-up mentality we started wondering about the archaeology of the future. Guest host Richie Cruz and host Chris Webster talk about the future in a tidied-up world. What will be left? How do we think about and interact with “things” as compared to our ancestors and ancient people around the world?

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ChatBot or Human and Does it Matter? - Ep 98

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Today on the show Paul and I discuss chat bots and whether they can good, bad, or indifferent for heritage communication. We also discuss a Munsell reader and Paul’s new drone!

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3D Printing Ancient Structures for Reconstruction - Ep 97

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Through the power of the internet we interview Alexei Vranich from from the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia about work he did in Bolivia! This podcast is based on a paper (linked below) about reconstructing an ancient structure at Tiwanaku in Bolivia. This structure was incomplete and they had no idea what it was supposed to look like. But, through some high tech methods and good old fashioned elbow grease they figured it out.

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Using Drones for Survey with Kyle Olson - Ep 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 - Ep95

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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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