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HT-272565-20
SAROI: Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Studies
Carla Klehm, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=HT-272565-20

SAROI First Workshop (on Data Acquisition and Data Analysis) (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: SAROI First Workshop (on Data Acquisition and Data Analysis)
Author: Carla Klehm
Author: W. Fred Limp
Author: Jackson Cothren
Abstract: The first institute workshop is two weeks in length and focus on teaching principles of data collection and analysis. Topics for the first workshop will included GNSS, geodetic control and coordinate systems, photogrammetry, terrestrial and close-range scanning, microCT applications, sUAS thermal and multispectral imagery, LiDAR (aircraft and sUAS), historical and satellite imagery, data sourcing, and data analytics.
Date Range: July 5-18, 2021
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Primary URL: https://saroi.cast.uark.edu/structure
Primary URL Description: Provides information about the first workshop and the detailed daily schedule.

GNSS for Archaeologists online course (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: GNSS for Archaeologists online course
Author: W. Fred Limp
Abstract: GNSS for Archaeologists is one of two Blackboard courses that Fellows have access to. It is an intensive introduction to the theory and practice of positioning (navigating, mapping and surveying) using the US Department of Defense’s Global Positioning System (GPS) along with new next generation L5 satellites and Russian GLONASS. In addition to the basic of data acquisition and processing, topics include horizontal and vertical datum definition and realization, time systems, orbit definition, GPS observables, receiver and antenna design, positioning methods, sources of error, data exchange and collection methodologies.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://learn.uark.edu/ultra/courses/_293214_1/cl/outline
Primary URL Description: Link to GNSS for Archaeologists. *Note this link is password protected. Access to the course material can be made upon request*
Audience: Graduate

Geospatial Technologies for Archaeologists online course (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Geospatial Technologies for Archaeologists online course
Author: W. Fred Limp
Abstract: Geospatial Technology for Archaeologists is one of two online courses that Fellows have access to. It provides a comprehensive overview of various geospatial methods. Topics included vector and raster data, metadata and topologies, queries and modeling, aerial photography and photogrammetry, remote sensing, satellite imaging, basics of map design, geocoding and network analysis, GPS (covered further in GNSS for Archaeologists), Digital Terrain Modeling and LiDAR, and 3D applications. It utilizes ArcGIS, the most common geographic information system (GIS) software in use in the US, but also offers parallel exercises in QGIS, an open-source software platform, to increase accessibility beyond potential paywalls. All Fellows without access to ArcGIS were offered digital access as part of their SAROI Fellowship.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://learn.uark.edu/ultra/courses/_293213_1/cl/outline
Primary URL Description: Link for Geospatial Technology for Archaeologists. *Note that the link is password protected. Access can be given on request.*
Audience: Graduate

SAROI Website (Web Resource)
Title: SAROI Website
Author: Carla Klehm
Abstract: As the initial impression of SAROI for interested publics, the SAROI website was launched to provide basic information of the intent and content of the SAROI fellowship program. The SAROI website can be found at: https://saroi.cast.uark.edu/. The website was created by PI Klehm using Wordpress, is viewable on both desktop and mobile devices.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://saroi.cast.uark.edu
Primary URL Description: The SAROI website: • has a landing page with a brief description of SAROI • provides a fuller description of the SAROI program, including specific objectives of the program and details what a SAROI Fellowship award entails. • provides a brief history of the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), which hosts SAROI, and the facilities and equipment available through CAST. • provides additional detail about accommodations and meals during the workshops as well as information about places of interest in and around Fayetteville. • describes, in detail, the three main components of the SAROI Fellowship: pre-institute online materials, the residency workshops, and sustained mentorship. • has bios and pictures of the first SAROI cohort • details eligibility requirements and application components on which prospective Fellows are assessed. • provides short blog posts about publications, educational resources, and SAROI updates.
Secondary URL: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/SAROI2021
Secondary URL Description: Because of the volume and components associated with SAROI applications, Microsoft’s Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) was selected as an external application website. CMT provides a secure, password-protected centralized platform to upload and handle both multiple attachments (e.g., project narrative, references, figures, CV) and other required responses (e.g., biographical information, diversity and inclusion statement). Reviewers are then able to securely access applications, read them within the website and/or download them, and score accordingly within CMT.

Zotero SAROI Fellow Group Library (Web Resource)
Title: Zotero SAROI Fellow Group Library
Author: Carla Klehm
Author: W. Fred Limp
Author: Rachel Opitz
Abstract: The Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/) shared library served to provide a curated set of references for Fellows about various geospatial technologies of interest as they pertain to spatial archaeology and/or the digital humanities more widely. Fellows were provided with an email invitation to join the group library for free. References to articles, book chapters, books, and other online materials included DOIs, URLs, and, for some of the most pertinent resources, pdfs that were uploaded to the library. A core set of references (curated by Limp and others) offers foundational texts and case studies, and important workflows that remain relevant. These References include searchable tags such as “3D data,” “LiDAR,” and “Digital Humanities” so that Fellows can browse through relevant titles efficiently. Klehm added a Recent Articles subfolder focusing on case studies from the past five years, with pdf provided (if the journal was behind a paywall) or links if open-source. Recent Articles seeks to keep Fellows abreast of the most recent scholarship on various topics within digital archaeology, knowing again that it may have been several years since some Fellows last took GIS and remote sensing courses (and to provide perhaps a broader set of case studies than one may have looked at as a Mayan scholar working in Belize, for example).
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://www.zotero.org/groups/317611/hdsm/library
Primary URL Description: Link to the Zotero group library for SAROI Fellows. *The Zotero group library is password protected. Access can be given upon request.*


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