Archaeology

Screenshot of smartphone showing the msu.seum app.
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msu.seum

The spaces that we inhabit and interact with on a daily basis are made up of hidden layers of cultural activity that build up (quite literally) over time. While museum exhibits and history texts represent this cultural heritage, they don’t allow the public to meaningfully engage with place-based heritage . In addition, traditional museum exhibits…

Graphic showing how iAKS connects computers to the web.
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iAKS: Interactive Archaeological Knowledge System

Developed as a preliminary proof of concept project, iAKS is specifically designed to take advantage of web services and Web 2.0 technologies and platforms in order to create a robust, scalable, extensible, stable, and reusable system that solves many of the data collection, data archiving, and data analysis problems encountered by archaeological projects. The ultimate…

Photograph of a spread with notes and images from an archeological excavation notebook.
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The Archaeological Resource Cataloging System (ARCS)

The Archaeological Resource Cataloging System (ARCS) was created by the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University in partnership with MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. Thanks to the support of an NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant, a small research team created this open-source application to help ease the transition…

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The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice: Livestream

The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice: Livestream Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and organized by Michigan State University’s Department of Anthropology and MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, the Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice will bring together archaeologists and closely associated scholars interested in developing…