Introduction to Digital Archaeology

Introduction to Digital Archaeology

Christian Driver, City of Boulder Department of Open Space and Mountain Parks Cultural Resources Program Coordinator

Friday, September 25, at 2-4 p.m.


In the year 2020, the practice of archaeology lags behind in going digital. The adoption and use of digital tools in archaeology is mostly by institutions and companies that can afford expensive and complicated proprietary systems. There are many free or low-cost and easy-to-use options available with the potential to greatly increase the capacity of small institutions, avocational groups, and agencies to document and assess cultural resources. This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of designing and deploying a mobile and cloud-based digital recording system with the goal of increasing the capacity of local organizations to protect Colorado’s cultural heritage.


Topics include:

  • Free or low-cost platforms for digital recording
  • Strategies for applying these tools to your own fieldwork
  • Resources to learn more about digital recording and its applications in preservation