The Future of Excavation: Spring 2011 REVEAL Beta-Testers Workshop

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The workshop was a rousing success as the REVEAL team learned about the diverse set of digital technologies already employed at sites around the world, and our beta testers learned about how REVEAL might benefit their work.

There were representatives from sites in the USA (Massachusetts), Peru, Portugal, Turkey, and Israel, accounting for a total of 8 beta test excavation locations.

As fitting this kind of gathering, there was much food, discussion, hands-on exploration of the software, and excitement for the Future of Excavation.

Brown University is hosting a symposium and training sessions to introduce REVEAL, a paradigm-shifting software (being cooperatively developed by Brown University, School of Engineering, Laboratory for Man/Machine Systems; the Univeristy of North Carolina, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and the Institute for the Visualization of History). REVEAL allows archaeologists to digitally record, visualize, and query all aspects of excavation progress and finds as the dig unfolds.

REVEAL offers:

  • digital data acquisition
  • automated 3D model-generation
  • integrated tabular, 2D, and 3D data exploration
  • comprehensive data export

Dates: May 6-8, 2011
Location: Brown University Campus, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Pembroke Hall (172 Meeting Street, Providence, RI)
Schedule: Download
Poster: Download

The Future of Excavations symposium (May 7-8, 2011; view the schedule from the link above) is free and open to the public. There will be keynote talks, presentations by an array of international speakers about their excavations, and talks by members of the REVEAL team discussing the innovations of the software package.

Workshop Website revised May 12, 2011