We’ve always wanted to have a GPS expert on the show to unpack terms and talk about the latest tech. Now we have it! Matt Alexander joins us to talk all things GPS and explain some of those terms you may have been wondering about.
Paul and Chris discuss an article from SAAs Advances in Archaeological Practice about using a database designed in FileMaker for documenting large skeletal collections. We also talk about your data in the cloud and what that means.
“Advances in Documentation of Commingled and Fragmentary Remains” by Anna J. Osterholtz.
Advances 7(1), 2019.
App of the Day
Data loss is one of the most terrifying things an archaeologist, or any scientist, fears. To have all that hard work, and sometimes un-replicable work, lost because of something that you could ultimately control is something we don't like to think about. But, we have to. Especially as archaeology goes more into the digital realm all field archaeologists have to think about how they are preserving and backing up their data not only in the field but at every step of the process. Paul and Chris talk about this problem and some possible solutions on today's episode.
- Tap Forms
- SanDisk WiFi Connect
- Time Machine
- Google Drive Filestream
App of the Day
- Chris: All Trails
- Paul: GuitarTuna
Chris participated in a forum on virtual and digital ethics at the 2018 Society for American Archaeology annual meetings in Washington, D.C. in April. On today's episode, Chris and Paul talk about the forum and what virtual and digital ethics actually mean for archaeologists.
We also include a few select recordings from the conference.
On today's episode we tackle listener questions from Twitter! We talk about everything from drones to carbon fiber screens to LiDAR and everything in-between. If you've got a question or a topic suggestion, tweet it to @archpodnet and we'll talk about it on the show!
- DJI Inspire
- DJI Phantom 4
- Kentucky Geo Portal