The IGERT-TEECH Field Site in the Middle East allows students to work at a range of archaeological sites in Faynan, southern Jordan’s ancient mining and metallurgy center. The sites span the Neolithic to Islamic periods. Beginning in Fall 2011, IGERT Trainees learn techniques of “dirt” as well as state-of-the-art cyber-archaeology, with support from the UCSD CISA3 Jordan Cyber-archaeology Lab in Shobak, near the Faynan dig site. It is a year-round research and training facility for UCSD graduate students and foreign scholars as well as Jordanian archaeologists interested in digital archaeology tools. The Cyber-archaeology Lab will be a home base for IGERT-TEECH Trainees in Jordan, where they will learn how to analyze and create computer models of artifacts that they have dug up at nearby excavation sites. Trainees also interact with local teams of researchers and technicians involved in analyzing historic artifacts. Students are also trained on field cyberinfrastructure to support a variety of types of data ranging from field notes (text) to 3D scans and remote sensing data. Trainees can also interact with students and faculty from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
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"ArchaeoSTOR: A Data Curation System for Research on the Archaeological Frontier," Gidding A, Matsui Y, Levy TE, DeFanti T, and Kuester F.Mar 1, 2013
"The 2012 Petra Cyber-Archaeology Cultural Conservation Expedition: Temple of the Winged Lions and environs, Jordan," T. Levy, C. Tuttle, M. Vincent, M. Howland, A. Richter, V. Petrovic, D. VanoniFeb 13, 2013
"Archaeological Remote Sensing in Jordan's Faynan Copper Mining District with Hyperspectral Imagery," Savage SH, Levy TE, and Jones IWNFeb 12, 2013
"The 2012 Petra Cyber-Archaeology Cultural Conservation Expedition: Temple of the Winged Lions and Environs, Jordan," Thomas E. Levy, Christopher A. Tuttle, Matthew L. Vincent, Matthew Howland, Ashley M. Richter, Vid Petrovic and David Vanoni