Title

Digital Technology and a New Era for Archaeology: Cooper’s Ferry, Idaho

Date

5-26-2016 3:15 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:45 PM

Location

WUC Willamette Room

Department

Anthropology

Session Chair

Robin Smith

Session Chair

Isidore Lobnibe

Session Title

Anthropology Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Robin Smith

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The field of archaeology has a longstanding set of traditional research methods. I argue in favor of implementing a new series of digital and three dimensional (3D) methods that will not only change how archaeology is conducted, but will open the door to invaluable new information that was previously inaccessible. This project draws on my experience at the 2015 Cooper’s Ferry field school conducted by Oregon State University. OSU is on the cutting edge of these new digital technologies, as they aim to discover new information about Western Stemmed Tradition peoples that thrived in the Great Basin around 13,000 years ago. The responsibility of our discipline is to tell the whole story of these early Americans. I argue that this can only be done with the use of digital and 3D technologies, as this will expose new information and further preserve the integrity of the sites and collections we study.

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May 26th, 3:15 PM May 26th, 3:45 PM

Digital Technology and a New Era for Archaeology: Cooper’s Ferry, Idaho

WUC Willamette Room

The field of archaeology has a longstanding set of traditional research methods. I argue in favor of implementing a new series of digital and three dimensional (3D) methods that will not only change how archaeology is conducted, but will open the door to invaluable new information that was previously inaccessible. This project draws on my experience at the 2015 Cooper’s Ferry field school conducted by Oregon State University. OSU is on the cutting edge of these new digital technologies, as they aim to discover new information about Western Stemmed Tradition peoples that thrived in the Great Basin around 13,000 years ago. The responsibility of our discipline is to tell the whole story of these early Americans. I argue that this can only be done with the use of digital and 3D technologies, as this will expose new information and further preserve the integrity of the sites and collections we study.