Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Introduction to Maptek Laser Scanning

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | October 10 | 12:10-3 p.m. | plaza Wurster Hall

 Archaeological Research Facility

We'll meet at the Archaeological Research Facility and return to the field survey locations to create a terrestrial laser scan using the the Maptek I-Site 4400LR instrument. In the afternoon we will meet 1-4 pm in the LAEP computer lab

 

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register online

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I Dig Benicia!: An Official California Archaeology Month Event

Special Event: ARF Special & Workshops: Other Cal Archaeology | October 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns

 2060 Camel Road, Benicia, CA 94510

 Archaeological Research Facility, Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia Historical Society

Learn about archaeology and Benicia's rich history as you try your hand at excavating artifacts, making Native American art, reconstructing old pots, Mexican corn grinding, making clay pots, and more! You will dig it!

Archaeology students and affiliates of the ARF are welcome to volunteer for this event!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Indigenous Engineering and Aesthetics in Colonial Mexico City

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Texas Austin

 Archaeological Research Facility

Archaeological data from Mexico City show that many pre-conquest engineering techniques were used to build the colonial city, allowing us to see the role of indigenous engineering, architecture, and technology in building the capital of New Spain.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Presenting archaeological data in ArcGIS: From Pivot tables to Maps.

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | November 3 | 1:10-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This introductory GIS workshop will walk through some techniques for preparing maps in ArcGIS 10 for use in presentations, in publications, and in fieldwork.

 

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

Friday, November 17, 2017

Archaeological Databases with FileMaker Pro

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | November 17 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Michael Ashley, Center for Digital Archaeology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Part I: Filemaker essentials. Using databases for fieldwork and research. Planning, practicalities,
Part II: Building custom applications with FileMaker - mobile, desktop, cloud, multiuser. Your projects.

 

 

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

Friday, December 1, 2017

Ground Penetrating Radar for Archaeology

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | December 1 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Byram, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

At 1pm the workshop will begin at the UC Faculty Club lawn where subsurface features are being mapped.

 

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

GSSI 350 Mhz Hyperstacking Antenna

Friday, December 8, 2017

Viewshed and Cost Distance Analysis in ArcGIS

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | December 8 | 1-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nico Tripcevich, Lab Manager, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

n this introductory GIS workshop we will conduct two common types of terrain-based analysis used by archaeologists: Viewshed and Cost-distance analysis.

 

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

Viewshed Analysis in ArcGIS

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Plant Domestication in the Near East and Notes on the Modern Human Condition

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | January 16 | 5-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Avi Gopher, Professor, Tel Aviv University; Shahal Abbo, The Levi Eshkol School of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Archaeological Research Facility

The major issue pertaining to Near Eastern plant domestication by archaeologists is: which model best reconstructs plant domestication? On the one hand, the protracted-autonomous (non-centered) model, thriving in Near Eastern Neolithic studies in the past decade, emphasizes three major aspects of domestication: (a) a long, protracted process that was (b) geographically autonomous (non-centered)...   More >

Friday, March 2, 2018

Archaeology Agencies Panel Workshop: Archaeological careers with government agencies and utilities

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | March 2 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

A public round table discussion of how governmental and agency
businesses engage with archaeology and archaeologists.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Total Station Training

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | March 22 | 1-4 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building | Canceled

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF Atrium and, weather permitting, we’ll go outside with the units. The total stations are our Sokkia SET 5 series that are typically used for precision mapping during excavation.

  Register online

Sokkia SET 5

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Bartington Magnetometry Training

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | April 4 | 2-4 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building | Canceled

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF room 110 and bring the instrument over to the nearby grassy quad at Wurster hall where we'll practice data gathering.

  Register online

Bartington Gradiometer

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Imperial Landscape of Assyria, from the Ground and Above

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | April 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jason Ur, Professor, Harvard University

 Archaeological Research Facility, Near Eastern Studies, Badè Museum

This presentation describes project’s methods and preliminary results, with a particular focus on its use of historical remote sensing sources: declassified intelligence aerial photographs (U2) and satellite imagery (CORONA and HEXAGON) and drone-based aerial imagery.

Bastora Dam

Friday, April 6, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Archaeology events at Calday 2018!

Special Event: ARF Special & Workshops | April 21 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

Events at the ARF appear in the Anthropology & Archaeology listing of the Calday 2018 website

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Introduction to Differential GPS: GPS and Realtime Correction signals

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | April 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 110 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Learn Terrasync, Range Finder, post-processing, and realtime correction

Friday, April 27, 2018

Ground Penetrating Radar Interpretation

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | April 27 | 1-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Byram

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is a GPR interpretation workshop for people with prior experience.

  Make reservations online

GPR Grid Plot

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Archaeological Illustration: Drawing and inking

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | April 28 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Johnson, UC Berkeley Anthropology; Lucas Johnson, Far Western Inc

 Archaeological Research Facility

This all-day workshop covers artifact illustration and inking in a two step process.

 Register online. Register online

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tlingit Story-Telling

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | May 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Mr. Bob Sam, Member of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska

 Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology