Over the past decade, archaeology fieldwork, lab processing, and analysis has changed dramatically, driven primarily by developments in technology, computing, and the internet. Online digital repositories are one tool that can help in the integration and successful analysis of data in this changing environment. To better facilitate data-use in the internet/Big-Data era, it is recommended that CRM practitioners incorporate digital archiving into their daily workflows.
In this workshop, our expert providers will provide an overview and specific examples of the ways digital repositories can be used to improve your own operations, as well as enhancing research across broader archaeological contexts (i.e., “Grand Challenge” research). Case studies and examples using archaeological projects and collections in tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record) will be used as illustrations.
Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time
Christopher M. Nicholson
Christopher Nicholson is the Director of the Center for Digital Antiquity. Beginning in fall 2019, Chris became only the second Director in the Center’s 10 year history. He earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming (2017). Previously he served as the Director of the Wyoming State Climate Office and Water Resources Data System in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at University of Wyoming. His research focuses on paleoclimates, environmental archaeology, human paleoecology, hunter-gatherer studies, paleodemography, and landscape archaeology. He is also interested in digital data preservation, archives and archival research, and open access platforms.
Rachel Fernandez joined Digital Antiquity in January 2017 as the Digital Data Curator and was promoted to Senior Digital Curator in October 2018. With an interest in landscape archaeology and GIS applications, she has conducted field work in sites across the Mediterranean. In the U.S., Rachel has worked on cultural resource surveys, public assistance grants, and GIS applications for areas affected with natural disasters during her tenure with FEMA. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Classical Archaeology from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Classics from the University of Florida.