Archaeology, Education, GIS, Uncategorized

QGIS 4 Archaeology Online Course

QGIS – the world’s leading open source geographic information systems (GIS) software – has a lot to offer archaeologists and other cultural heritage workers (e.g., historians, architectural historians). QGIS is freely available online and runs on most operating systems. The following educational materials resulted from the disruption of my field school in summer 2020 due to COVID. Initially disappointed, I…

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3D, GIS, Public Outreach

Mapping African American Travel During Jim Crow

The remarkable Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has digitized versions of their Green Book collection. These books are part of the public consciousness following the 2018 Green Book movie and will be a part of the forthcoming HBO series Lovecraft Country, based on Matt Ruff’s book of the same title. Published between 1936 and 1966, these books provided…

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3D, Education, GIS

Teaching Archaeology with LiDAR & Sketchfab

My BA degree is from the University of Arkansas, where I was lucky enough to know Dr. Robert “Bob” Mainfort. He is well-known among Southeastern US archaeologists for his work at Pinson Mounds (and elsewhere). We once spoke about creating a 3D reconstruction of Pinson Mounds. That was 15 years ago. I never got around to it, until now! Constructing…

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