Context recording on a phone

Ditch your folders and clipboard and capture all your dig records on a tablet. Use our pre-defined forms for cuts, deposits, plans, sections, finds, samples and so on – or create new forms to suit your needs.

App includes;

  • Comprehensive lists of values for eg colours, textures based on an amalgamation of UK practices
  • Calculation of levels and linking levels to relevant forms
  • Tracks links between contexts and plans/sections/finds
  • Organise your work into collections
  • Export/import utility for back up and to print or output to spreadsheets or other databases
  • Create or customise your own forms and lists of values

There’s plenty of help inside the App but see the FAQ for more and a  walk-through of the steps to make your own customised forms, complete with your logo.

 

2 thoughts on “Context recording on a phone”

  1. Ill have to look into whether the UK values are the sane as Canadian practices.

    Could you list those values here…?

    Maybe discuss there use when describing samples.

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    1. Hi Wade – thanks – the App has lots of lists of standard values, for example, values for ‘Compaction’ are;

      “Coarse-Grained/Compact” “Mattock needed for excavation”
      “Coarse-Grained/Loose” “Can use trowel or hoe for excavation”
      “Fine Grained or Peat/Firm” “Not easily moulded”
      “Fine Grained or Peat/Soft” “Easily moulded”
      “Fine Grained or Peat/Friable” “Will not hold together, crumbles”

      But its designed so you can create your own lists of values and forms that use them so it would be straightforward to create a Canadian set. (One thing I’ve learned is that no two archaeologists do things exactly the same way!)

      Is there a Canadian standard for these things? If you could point me to one I can look at creating a suitable set of forms. Also – in the App you can list out all the values it contains – see the FAQ page at https://archaeopad.wordpress.com/faqarchaeopad for a how to.

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