Guest Blog: Meg Davis – New Ways of Recording Excavations

Introducing Meg

Meg Davies, one of our student researchers.

Meg Davies, one of our student researchers.

We’re very excited that Meg will be visiting us on the 1st August to test out how handheld devices can contribute to archaeological investigations.

We interviewed Meg to find out what she is planning.

What will you be testing at Basing House?

I am planning to test out touch-screen tablets for their uses within archaeological excavation field recording, such as photographing,  drawing, writing context sheets, GPS, etc.
This testing will be done by myself, experienced archaeologists and new students.
Further uses of the tablet will be photo editing and using GIS for site recording at a later time.
This will form a large section of my dissertation.

Can you tell us a little about you?

I am a third year  BSc Archaeology student at Southampton University with a keen interest in how modern technology can improve some of the more traditional aspects of archaeology in both time efficiency and the reduction of errors.

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