Building upon previous implementations of an on-site digital archaeology system for field recording (Levy & Smith 2007; Levy et al. 2010; Petrovic et al. 2011; Gidding et al. in press), a real-time 3D data recording interface called ArchField has been developed for a total reconstruction of architecture and recovered material culture (Figure 1). Since 1998, the methodological goal of our fieldwork has been to develop a streamlined fully integrated Geographic Information System (GIS) that would enable the production of digital top plans and at the end of the season publication-quality digital maps, charts and tables. By using GIS as the nexus for data storage and analysis, our research has played a major role in the application of digital/cyber-archaeology field methods to help answer historical, anthropological and archaeological questions. These goals have led to the innovation of a new on-site digital archaeology recording system for field recording and digital conservation called ArchField.
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