Archaeology Survey Technologies, Data Integration and Applications Workshop and Seminar

Archaeology Survey Technologies, Data Integration & Applications Workshop and Seminar

Workshop: Monday August 15th to Saturday August 20th, 2011
at the Historic Longfellow House, Cambridge, MA

Seminar: October 21st, 2011
at the Historic Longfellow House, Cambridge, MA

Providence, RI, June 29, 2011… Margaret Watters, Research Fellow at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, received a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) to run a summer workshop and seminar at the historic Longfellow House in Cambridge, MA, the former home of poet Henry Longfellow and once the headquarters of General George Washington. The program will use the national historic landmark property as the focus for graduate student and professional training in areas such as archaeological geophysical survey techniques and 3D laser scanning (Feldman3D) . Watters hopes to help promote the use of these methods in the investigation, planning, and preservation of historic properties.

“This grant provides a vital resource for students and professionals that are involved in historic property investigation and management through hands-on training and professional development,” Watters said.

Watters specializes in three-dimensional visualization of remotely sensed and excavated archaeological data for a new perspective on non-invasive modeling and analysis of archaeological sites. Much of her research has focused on geophysical site mapping and 3D visualization of archaeological landscapes. Her fieldwork includes investigations around the globe with special research concentrations at Stabiae, Italy; the Catholme Ceremonial Complex, Staffordshire, UK; and the Euchaita / Avkat Project in Turkey. (

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training uses technology to serve the future of America’s heritage through applied research and professional training. Since its founding in 1994, NCPTT has awarded over $7 million in grants for research to advance the use of science and technology in the field of historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the National Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, founded in 2004, promotes the investigation, understanding, and enjoyment of the archaeology and art of ancient complex societies, particularly those of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and the Near East. The Institute’s faculty and facilities provide a campus hub for archaeological research and teaching, including active fieldwork projects, diverse graduate and undergraduate curricula, and numerous public outreach activities.  Institute website: .

Feldman3D is the 3D Laser Scanning Services division of Harry R. Feldman, Inc. Land Surveyors in Boston, MA.  They provide clients with 3D and 3D survey products from their experienced survey and laser scanning teams.  From 3D models to 2D topographic plans, Feldman3D has the experience, technology and expertise that delivers real world survey products for any project.

Resources for Archaeologists Available at is an autonomous, archaeological, international editorial project, created and managed by the A.T.P.G. Society, an Italian Archaeological Association composted by doctoral, MA and BA students from the Universities of La Sapienza-Rome, (ITA) Manchester, (UK), Ferrara (ITA) and Brown University (USA).

The Project is scientific and didactic. Internet and the Web  are its own way of communication.  Among the interesting and useful resources collected at is a list of archaeological software

Other editorial sections within the website include:

The overall aim of the Project is to create a new space of research and debate, open to young researchers and students in archaeology, to develop their instruments, approaches and knowledge in a sharing, free and open access environment.

The objectives of the Project are to:

– Share prehistoric and protohistoric archaeological information and research with the Open Access philosophy .

– Assure that Prehistoric and Protohistoric research become more user friendly and widely accessible than any printed paper, considering the free of charge aspect of this way of communication.

– Assure free publication and visibility to Experimental Archaeology.

– Give to graduates the possiblity of publishing their dissertations, free of charge, and to guarantee the complete intellectual property of their work with the use of Creative Commons Licenses.

Educational workshop sponsored by Museum of Art, RISD – July 2011

The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is excited to announce our Summer Institute: Museums and 21st Century Skills on July 19, 20, and 21 from 10am to 4pm.
Please join a diverse group of teachers and educators to explore key components of 21st Century skills in the museum context.

The institute will share with participants ways to use works of art and design to develop the skills of critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Gallery discussions, presentations by experts, workshops, and lesson development reveal ways that art and design can support teaching and learning goals. PD credits are available.

Cost of the Summer Institute is $125. Cost for graduate students or teachers in training is $60.
Pre-registration has started. To register and to get more information, please call Mariani Lefas-Tetenes at 401-454-6552.
To pay by credit card, please call RISD Museum Visitor Services at 709-8402.

To pay by check, please make check out to “Museum of Art, RISD” and mail to c/o Mariani Lefas-Tetenes, Education Department, Museum of Art/RISD, 224 Benefit Street, Providence, 02903.
We’re now registering participants and invite you to join, as well as share this opportunity with your colleagues.