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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Tech on a budget- Episode 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 - Episode 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 - Episode 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 - Episode 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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