Teaching Resource: Reuse of archived digital 3D models for university students: ( 11/02/20) The SPARC Program supports good practice in archiving of our projects in Zenodo (see "Consult Standa... More Info
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
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.
Geospatial Analytics at Gast Farm, a Multicomponent Site in the Upper Mississippi River Valley
Drs. Green, Whelan, Doershuk, and Swanson will be collaborating with SPARC researchers to develop a GIS and integrate the dive... More Info
Geophysical investigations of 9th- to 14th-century AD occupation mounds in the Basanga Region of western Zambia: Research at Mwanamaimpa
This project will use a range of geophysical survey tools to explore a settlement mound in the Kafue River floodplain of south cen... More Info