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Spatial Data Science for Professionals, May 20-22

Other Archaeology Events at Cal - 4 hours 49 min ago
International and Executive Programs (IEP) and the Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) at the College of Natural Resources are hosting a 3-day intensive bootcamp on Spatial Data Science on May 20-22, 2015.

The goal of this Spatial Data Science Bootcamp is to familiarize participants with the modern spatial data workflow and explore open source and cloud/web based options for spatial data management, analysis, visualization and publication. We’ll use hands-on exercises that leverage open source and cloud/web based technologies for a variety of spatial data applications.

The Melpomene Chair Greek Studies Conference, Dec 7

Other Archaeology Events at Cal - 4 hours 49 min ago
A conference of invited papers on the language, literature, culture, and reception of Ancient Greece.
The conference marks the retirement in December 2015 of Donald Mastronarde, Melpomene Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures, and the speakers are Berkeley PhD's and Scuola Normale (Pisa) PhD's from past decades and recent years.

The Melpomene Chair Greek Studies Conference, Dec 8

Other Archaeology Events at Cal - 4 hours 49 min ago
A conference of invited papers on the language, literature, culture, and reception of Ancient Greece.
The conference marks the retirement in December 2015 of Donald Mastronarde, Melpomene Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures, and the speakers are Berkeley PhD's and Scuola Normale (Pisa) PhD's from past decades and recent years.

Total Station Training, Apr 27

Other Archaeology Events at Cal - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:37
A training session with our Sokkia total stations is planned.
Please register online
We’ll meet in the ARF Atrium and go outside with the units. The total stations are our Sokkia SET 5 series that are typically used for precision mapping during excavation.
Our normal workshop includes the process for setup and mapping with the units as well as the download procedures and export from Sokkia to a standard Text coordinate file.
This year is going to be different because we’ve purchased a 7” Toughpad controller for each Sokkia so now we have a nice display system for wirelessly controlling the Sokkia units (via Bluetooth) and viewing the resulting map data graphically while in the field. The software is an upgrade from Sokkia Survey Field (SSF) that some of you have used. Topcon purchased Sokkia recently and they’ve rebranded.
We’ll be learning how to use Magnet Field with our Sokkia systems. We’ll cover the same setup issues (leveling the instrument, etc) but this time we’ll also learn how to use Magnet to simplify the initial setup as well as taking points and possibilities for designing a data dictionary to expedite feature mapping.
Anyone planning to use one of our units or interested in learning the new Magnet software please register for the workshop.

On the Path to Architectural Preservation in Buenos Aires, Apr 28

Other Archaeology Events at Cal - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:37
In Buenos Aires, there is a renewed focus on preserving the city’s immense architectural heritage, in part by reviving and training new artisans in traditional building crafts.

Salvador Napoli is an architect in restoration. Fabian Rossi is a blacksmith, currently restoring historic buildings in Buenos Aires. Jerry Coe is a sculptural metalsmith who uses traditional blacksmithing methods to create functional art for architecture.

Archaeology, Conservation, and Social Justice, May 1

Other Archaeology Events at Cal - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:37
Lecture, with reception following

UC Berkeley 35th Annual Spring Powwow, May 2

Other Archaeology Events at Cal - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:37
Native American cultural gathering. A family event open to the public. Tribal members from many nations will share traditional songs and dances. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the day. There will American Indian Arts and Crafts vendors and Indian Tacos!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Apr 29

Other Archaeology Events at Cal - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:37
The Fort Davis Archaeological Project is collaborative teaching project directed by historical archaeologists Katrina Eichner, MA and Dr. Laurie A. Wilkie, and geoarchaeologist Erin Rodriguez, MA. The Project’s research focuses on the lifeways and interactions between residents of the Post and Town at Fort Davis, Texas after the Civil War (1867-1891) and 20th century in order to investigate daily life and interrelationships among residents of different ethnic, racial, and gender identities. Of particular interest to the project are the experiences of African-American Buffalo Soldiers, working women living on the frontier, Hispanic civilians, and the changing ways in which people in the community related to each other in this diverse and shifting landscape.
In this presentation, we will present the results and preliminary finding from our 2013 survey and legacy collection analysis. We will broadly address the space that black regulars collectively held in the public imagination of the 19th and early 20th centuries, their contributions to notions of Diasporic identity in the US and beyond and explore why there has been no sustained archaeological study of these soldiers. I will then turn my attentions to archaeological materials recovered from Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas, during trenching in 2009, and what these items have to say about the ways the men of Fort Davis saw themselves as on the frontier of reconstructing the nation’s understandings of Black manhood.

Total Station Training, Apr 27

Upcoming ARF Events - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:37
A training session with our Sokkia total stations is planned.
Please register online
We’ll meet in the ARF Atrium and go outside with the units. The total stations are our Sokkia SET 5 series that are typically used for precision mapping during excavation.
Our normal workshop includes the process for setup and mapping with the units as well as the download procedures and export from Sokkia to a standard Text coordinate file.
This year is going to be different because we’ve purchased a 7” Toughpad controller for each Sokkia so now we have a nice display system for wirelessly controlling the Sokkia units (via Bluetooth) and viewing the resulting map data graphically while in the field. The software is an upgrade from Sokkia Survey Field (SSF) that some of you have used. Topcon purchased Sokkia recently and they’ve rebranded.
We’ll be learning how to use Magnet Field with our Sokkia systems. We’ll cover the same setup issues (leveling the instrument, etc) but this time we’ll also learn how to use Magnet to simplify the initial setup as well as taking points and possibilities for designing a data dictionary to expedite feature mapping.
Anyone planning to use one of our units or interested in learning the new Magnet software please register for the workshop.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Apr 29

Upcoming ARF Events - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:37
The Fort Davis Archaeological Project is collaborative teaching project directed by historical archaeologists Katrina Eichner, MA and Dr. Laurie A. Wilkie, and geoarchaeologist Erin Rodriguez, MA. The Project’s research focuses on the lifeways and interactions between residents of the Post and Town at Fort Davis, Texas after the Civil War (1867-1891) and 20th century in order to investigate daily life and interrelationships among residents of different ethnic, racial, and gender identities. Of particular interest to the project are the experiences of African-American Buffalo Soldiers, working women living on the frontier, Hispanic civilians, and the changing ways in which people in the community related to each other in this diverse and shifting landscape.
In this presentation, we will present the results and preliminary finding from our 2013 survey and legacy collection analysis. We will broadly address the space that black regulars collectively held in the public imagination of the 19th and early 20th centuries, their contributions to notions of Diasporic identity in the US and beyond and explore why there has been no sustained archaeological study of these soldiers. I will then turn my attentions to archaeological materials recovered from Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas, during trenching in 2009, and what these items have to say about the ways the men of Fort Davis saw themselves as on the frontier of reconstructing the nation’s understandings of Black manhood.
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