Society for American Archaeology

Volumne 18 January 2000

"Thus far in archaeology GIS databases are generally constructed after fieldwork is completed. There are multiple drawbacks to this approach to GIS construction. Efficiency is lost in the post-fieldwork paper-to-digital transformation, and there is a potential for the introduction of error. Real-time digital data collection avoids these two problems."

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