Digital Extensions of Physical Collections - Episode 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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Tech Questions - Episode 76

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Pencils and Pixels article - Episode 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 - Episode 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 - Episode 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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