Digital Data Collection and Processing in Field and Lab: The Approach of Kinneret Regional Project

Münger, Stefan (21 November 2014). Digital Data Collection and Processing in Field and Lab: The Approach of Kinneret Regional Project. In: Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Section Cyber-Archaeology in the Middle East Today. San Diego/CA. 19.-22.11.2014.

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The paper showcases the field- and lab-documentation system developed for Kinneret Regional Project, an international archaeological expedition to the Northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee (Israel) under the auspices of the University of Bern, the University of Helsinki, Leiden University and Wofford College.
The core of the data management system is a fully relational, server-based database framework, which also includes time-based and static GIS services, stratigraphic analysis tools and fully indexed document/digital image archives.
Data collection in the field is based on mobile, hand-held devices equipped with a custom-tailored stand-alone application. Comprehensive three-dimensional documentation of all finds and findings is achieved by means of total stations and/or high-precision GPS devices. All archaeological information retrieved in the field – including tachymetric data – is synched with the core system on the fly and thus immediately available for further processing in the field lab (within the local network) or for post-excavation analysis at remote institutions (via the WWW).
Besides a short demonstration of the main functionalities, the paper also presents some of the key technologies used and illustrates usability aspects of the system’s individual components.

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01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Jewish Studies
01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology [discontinued] > Institute of Jewish Studies [discontinued]

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Münger, Stefan


900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)




Stefan Münger

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09 Dec 2014 08:14

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17 Sep 2019 10:17


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