Here is a recent article on the summer 2009 work from an amazing writer and blogger Daniel Hernandez. Daniel also is the author of an incredibly insightful blog called Intersections focusing on “the intersections that exist between art, society, the sublime, and the streets.”
As a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States Daniel’s work often invokes cultural fusion, borderlands, and all things Mexico – please check it out. And thanks again to Daniel for his interest in the work.
It’s probably fitting that this is the first blog post on the new Legacies of Resilience (LORE-LPB) website as this project is so tech dependent. LORE-LPB has taken advantage of recent advances in mobile computing to document architectural features faster, and with a higher degree of accuracy, then traditional full coverage archaeological survey. This allows us to occupy a ‘middle ground between traditional extensive-style survey and more intensive mapping done with a total station.
In a recent poster at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Saint Louis we outlined the methodology that we use, which is based on Trimble hardware and software (TrimbleRecon rugged handheld computers as well as the GeoXH and GeoXT GPS receivers, and Terrasync and Pathfinder office software). We also got some props from the blogosphere for our use of these new technologies. Curt Hopkins originally hooked me up with much of this gear and I owe him a big thank you!!
The big issue for us now is how do we organize all of this new information? How can we harness all of these data to address traditional archaeological questions? And . . . is this going to lead us to new questions?