The Digital Archaeology Laboratory at The Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research at UMass Boston is devoted to the investigation of the complex interaction between societies and their spatial environment. Specifically, The lab is set up with the tools to help archaeologists understand the social and environmental relationships of European Colonization through time and across landscapes.
We focus on six areas that involve the creation, analysis, and publication of digital archaeological data: archaeological databases; geographic information systems (GIS); Mapping; surviving; shallow geophysics; and statistical analysis. The Digital Archaeology Laboratory houses and maintains the digital infrastructure of Fiske Center.
The Digital Archaeology Lab also has some specialized software that includes:
The Fiske Center has several pieces of shallow geophysical equipment:
There are a few computers (both Mac & PC) for general student work in the main Fiske center. In the Digital Archaeology Lab, there are specialized computers for mapping and digital analysis. Additional computer equipment include:
Digital Archaeology Laboratory Location: McCormack 1/401