Final Research Update

As the summer comes to a close, I have been reflecting on the different aspects of my research experience and adding finishing touches to my website. I feel very fortunate to have been able to explore a topic of my choosing through a medium of my choosing. Information is conveyed many ways in the field […]

Kiskiak Update 3: Weeks 5 and 6

During weeks 5 and 6 of my research I edited existing GIS maps of the archaeological site in order to best represent the site for an untrained eye. GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, is incredibly useful technology in the field of archaeology because it allows us to process and convey multiple types of information at […]

Kiskiak Update 2: A Sherd is Worth a Thousand Words

During weeks 3 and 4 of my research I devoted a lot of time to going through the Kiskiak artifact inventory in search of specific artifacts to photograph. The inventory log is a very detailed resource with information about each object uncovered at the site. Many students contribute hours of cataloging in the lab in […]