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The Digital Humanities Group and the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) will welcome Kevin Garstki, PhD, postdoctoral scholar at the University at Buffalo, to campus on Tuesday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Digital technologies are impacting all stages of archaeological practice including excavation, documentation, analysis and publication. Garstki’s talk will trace the role that different digital methods now have in archaeology, from mobile recording in the field to 3D scanning and visualization. Garstki will discuss the digital transition that occurred at the excavation of the rural sanctuary site of Athienou-Malloura (8th century BCE – 2nd century CE) as a proxy for larger trends taking place in the field of archaeology.

Garstki is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) at the University at Buffalo. He graduated with his PhD in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is an anthropological archaeologist examining the impact of technology on prehistoric societies, as well as the effect of digital technology on modern archaeological epistemologies. His research addresses the question of how new digital methods can and should be utilized in archaeological research and cultural heritage studies.

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