What it does: the team uses and develops digital recording methodologies to support integrated archaeological excavation and research. Direct to digital recording, including in-trench survey and data capture, is supported by a GIS database system and on-site wireless networks. The facility includes databases, robotic total station and GPS survey equipment, a wireless field network including tablet computers, and expertise in their use. There are also dedicated areas for processing and studying finds, and capacity for small finds and ceramic analysis.
Research/innovation goals and objectives: methodological R&D including proof of concept research; sector leader in digital in-trench recording; training schools and modules on digital recording; guidance on publication, methods and techniques; efficiencies in information capture, quality and sharing.
Why it is important: the resource provides expertise in research and development of archaeological digital recording methods and approaches, together with advice and guidance to the sector.
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