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Dig Walks

Enjoy a walk around Silchester’s Roman town walls or the neolithic henge at Marden, acompanied by information and commentary from the archaeologists who’ve explored them. The next best thing to visiting when the excavators are at work.

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Apps for Archaeologists

Archaeopad is a collection of Apps designed for and with archaeologists. I’m an IT specialist who’s been studying for a part-time degree in  Archaeology at the University of Reading and have become fascinated with the challenges, and potential benefits, of putting my IT skills to use in the field.

Archaeologists need applications that blend a practical, robust approach with sound academic content, a suitable challenge for any designer/developer.

Skelly-Pad is designed for osteologists to record skeletons in the lab or in the trench, and has proved particularly useful for fragile human remains that need to recorded and measured in situ.

Level-Pad is a very simple App for recording and calulating levels,  designed to let you get on with the interesting stuff.

All my Apps are available on Apple and Android devices – if there’s an App you’ve always wanted but not ahd time or inclination to write – let me know!

 

Skelly-Pad

Record your skeleton and dental inventory straight into a tablet, share the inventory with other users or export to Excel. Includes age at death, sex assessment, stature estimation and full juvenile skeleton with sexual maturity assessment.

 

Level-Pad

Level-Pad is a very simple App designed to help archaeologists calculate leves in the field. It works just like a traditional levels book, when you move to a new page it asks how many levles you’re planning to take and all you have to do is enter the TBM, BackSight and ForeSights and Level-Pad fills in the calculations for you.

You can write the levels in a physical book when you’re done, email or print a copy of the page or send it to another Level-Pad user to store in their phone or tablet.