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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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August 21st 2013:Archaeology in the Digital Age: Virtual Curation and 3D Archaeology

21st century archaeology is all about making use of the latest technology in order to access and analyze sites and artifacts in new and unique ways. Although archaeologists may be focused on learning from the past, they are constantly developing new ways to do so using today’s newest technological innovations. Examples of this include using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map sites in three dimensions, remote sensing underground to discover new sites, and as we will discuss in this segment, 3D scanning of artifacts. Digital curation involves a scanner that uses lasers to create a 3D mo

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Bernard K. Means

Bernard K. Means has a B.A. in Anthropology from Occidental College and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Arizona State University. His dissertation research involved applying new theories and cutting-edge technologies to American Indian village sites from southwestern Pennsylvania, many excavated during the 1930s by New Deal archaeologists. Dr. Means's scholarly pursuits include reconstructing American Indian village life from cross-cultural studies of village spatial and social organizations, the research potential of archaeological collections, and the history of archaeology across the Americas, especially during the Great Depression. He is author of Circular Villages of the Monongahela Tradit
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