Learn to Use a Topcon GR-3 GPS Satellite Receiver

Friday, November 17, 2017 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, Meet at front steps
(Research Laboratories of Archaeology Fall 2017 Workshop Series)

Dr. Steve Davis will instruct students on how to use the RLA’s Topcon GR-3 GPS satellite receiver to establish high-precision GPS static points and as a base and rover for topographic and planometric surveying. Hands-on practice with the instrument will be provided. Registration required. To register, contact Anna Graham (annafg@live.unc.edu) or Gabrielle Purcell (gpurcell@live.unc.edu).

Past workshops include the following:


Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) Analysis Workshop

Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7, 2017
UNC Campus (Alumni Hall and Davis Library)
View additional details •


Care of Archaeological Collections Workshop

Monday, March 13, 2017 • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
UNC Campus, Alumni Building, Room 201A
Register and view additional details •

This workshop is designed for organizations that care for both large and small archaeological collections. The instructors (Drs. Steve Davis and Heather Lapham) will discuss various archaeological objects, their material composition, and methods for stabilization and long term storage. Learn how to evaluate and improve your knowledge of what you have and where to find it (accountability) and how to make it available for educational and scientific use (accessibility). Exchange ideas about best practices for archaeological collections curation that can be implemented by both large and small museums, historic sites, archives and similar repositories. Explore practical and creative solutions to a variety of problems that arise with maintaining these collections. Emphasis will be placed on methods collections staff can use to preserve archaeological objects and their associated information for current and future use, and how to balance ideal curation standards with what can be achieved within the reality of limited resources. The workshop is sponsored by the Research Laboratories of Archaeology in collaboration with the North Carolina Preservation Consortium.


Drone Flying Workshop

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, January 19, 20, & 21, 2017
UNC Campus, Location varies by session
(Sponsored by the Research Laboratories of Archaeology)
View the workshop web page •


Effective Presentation of Archaeological Data

Monday, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, and Nov. 7, 2016 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm
UNC Campus, Alumni Building, Room 201A
(Research Laboratories of Archaeology Fall 2016 Workshop Series)

This workshop series will focus on how to best present archaeological data to a scholarly audience. In our first meeting, Dr. Vin Steponaitis and Dr. Heather Lapham will provide tips and advice on the dos and don’ts of how to visualize data in a PowerPoint presentation. In out second and third meetings, attendees will present their data to a group and receive feedback. Whether you are presenting at a scholarly conference this semester or are interested in learning more about effective presentations, all are welcomed.