Learn How to Set Up and Use a Total Station

Friday, February 23, 2018 • 9:00 – 11:00 am

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, Meet in room 111
(Research Laboratories of Archaeology Spring 2018 Workshop Series)

Dr. Steve Davis will instruct students on how to use the RLA’s Leica TS02 total station. 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).

 

Learn How to Set Up a Site Survey Grid

Friday, March 2, 2018 • 9:00 – 11:00 am

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, Meet in room 111
(Research Laboratories of Archaeology Spring 2018 Workshop Series)

Dr. Steve Davis will instruct students on how to set up a site survey grid. Registration required. To register, contact Anna Graham (annafg@live.unc.edu) or Gabrielle Purcell (gpurcell@live.unc.edu).

 

The Ups and Downs of Using Drones for Research

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm

UNC Campus, Davis Library, Research Hub (2nd floor)
(Presented by the Davis Library Research Hub and the Research Laboratories of Archaeology)

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Rob Holliday (Office of University Communications) and Brad Erickson (Religious Studies) will talk about how they are using drones in their studies. Learn about the benefits and challenges they have encountered along the way.

 

Growing the Lost Crops: Experimental and Public Archaeology in the Plum Bayou Garden • Dr. Elizabeth Horton

Monday, March 19, 2018 • 3:35 pm

UNC Campus, Graham Memorial, Room 39
(Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series)

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Dr. Elizabeth Horton (Arkansas Archaeological Survey Toltec Mounds Research Station) will talk about her experiences in the collaborative development of the Plum Bayou Native Garden at Toltec Mounds Archeological Park. The garden is a public interpretative landscape with a handicap accessible trail, wayside information panels, and active research into the cultivation of key indigenous plant species. Dr. Horton will discuss ongoing public archaeology programming and experimental archaeological research into early plant domestication, and the “Lost Crops” in Eastern North America. These now extinct crops once formed the basis for a sophisticated agricultural system that predated the introduction of tropical crops, such as corn, by almost 3,000 years. The wild ancestors of these crops can be found on the landscape today, although increasingly they face pressure from industrial agriculture and development. Researchers are using living wild plant populations to understand how they were cultivated and domesticated in the past. Public education, however, on the importance of these extinct crops and the importance of protecting the habitat and health of their wild ancestors remains limited. Event sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, Food For All, and Edible Campus UNC.

 

What to watch at SAA — RLA Faculty and Student Presentations

April 11–15, 2018 • Times vary

Society for American Archaeology 83rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
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What to watch at AAPA — RLA Faculty and Student Presentations

April 11–14, 2018 • Times vary

American Association of Physical Anthropologists 87th Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas
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Learn How to Work with Total Station Data on the Computer

Friday, April 20, 2018 • 9:00 – 11:00 am

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, Meet in room 111
(Research Laboratories of Archaeology Spring 2018 Workshop Series)

Dr. Steve Davis will instruct students on how to work with total station data on the computer. Registration required. To register, contact Anna Graham (annafg@live.unc.edu) or Gabrielle Purcell (gpurcell@live.unc.edu).

 


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