What happens after a SPARC Project is completed? Research Outcomes, Finals Reports, and Archiving: ( 09/02/20) SPARC follows the best practices in digital archaeology by making our results publicly accessible to... More Info
Publication Highlight: Least-cost path and viewshed analyses to model territorial boundaries: ( 09/02/20) SPARC PI Nicholas Carter and colleagues published their article, “Country roads: Travel, visibilit... More Info
Publication highlight: Hill et al. 2019, increasing GNSS use across the archaeological community: ( 02/25/20) Members of the SPARC staff have been working to make spatial archaeometric methods more approachable... More Info
We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 SPARC Program on a rolling basis, through April 2021. We will be prioritizing Data & Analytics and Archiving & Publication proposals due to uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, although Fieldwork projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We are especially interested in projects that overlap with our 2020-20201 Analytical Development Priorities, which include:
We also encourage inquiries about proposal development for collaborations beyond the scope of the SPARC Program.
Hassett, B.R. (2018) Which Bone to Pick: Creation, Curation, and Dissemination of Online 3D Digital Bioarchaeological Data. Arch 14, 231–249. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11759-018-9344-z
Opitz, R. (2017) An experiment in using visual attention metrics to think about experience and design choices in past places. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 24(4), pp. 1203-1226. https://doi:10.1007/s10816-016-9310-2
Tuniz C., Zanini F. (2018) Microcomputerized Tomography (MicroCT) in Archaeology. In: Smith C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_675-2
Spatial Archaeometry is the application of scientific techniques to measure properties of archaeological materials at all scales, including objects, sites and landscapes, wherein the spatial properties of the measurements are central to their analysis and interpretation.
We help you learn about spatial archaeometry, develop your ideas through collaborative project proposal writing, apply your research plans through SPARC research support awards, and collaborate your results and experience with the archaeological community.
Collaborating on research, sharing equipment and resources, and facilitating knowledge exchanges and best practices will promote the use of remote sensing methods and geospatial in archaeological research and assist researchers in meeting their project's goals.
All that Glitters: Spatial Archaeometric Approaches to Specularity
This pilot ceramic analysis is part of a larger project using archaeological and linguistic evidence to reconstruct the history of... More Info
Turning the Landscape into a Stela: The Mechanics of Egyptian Royal Rock Inscriptions
Photo Credit: A.D. Riddle Ms. Thum will collaborate with researchers from CAST to create detailed and georefere... More Info