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Technology and Historical Archaeology: Asking Questions with GIS, Remote Sensing, and Materials Science

John M. Chenoweth Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Anthropology University of Michigan - Dearborn
Thursday, February 2, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 2009 Ruthven Museums Building Map
Built in part on such disparate sources as historical works and antique collector guides, historical archaeology has typically been somewhat slow to systematically embrace some elements of technology and materials science which have been influential in prehistoric studies. In this talk, Dr. Chenoweth will share some of his recent and in-progress work exploring the possibilities of technologies to inform anthropological questions about colonialism, race, and power in the nineteenth century Caribbean. This will include preliminary studies using GIS modeling, satellite imagery and NDVI calculations, and spectrophotometric reevaluations of ceramic typologies.
Building: Ruthven Museums Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Anthropological Archaeology