Integrating Drones into Archaeological Fieldwork
When: May 26, 2020 12:00-2:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Individual Registration: $99 for SAA members; $149 for non-members
Group Registration: $139 for SAA members; $189 for non-members
Michael T. Searcy, PhD, RPA has worked as an archaeologist in the Greater Southwest for the last 17 years in both academia and contract settings. He is currently an associate professor of archaeology at Brigham Young University in the Department of Anthropology. Over the past six years, he and his colleague have been integrating drones into their research, including studies based in Mexico and Utah. They have also been working to refine UAV methods using multiple drone formats.
Scott M. Ure, MA is a research archaeologist for the Department of Anthropology at Brigham Young University and has worked at a variety of sites in the Great Basin, American Southwest, Middle East, and Mexico for 18 years. He is an FAA certified remote pilot and has experience operating various multi-rotor and fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems both domestically and internationally for the last six years.
- Familiarize seminar participants with drone formats and their potential applications.
- Instruct participants on the basic workflow of drone use in archaeology (flight planning, permissions to fly, site preparation, automated and manual flights, post-flight processing of aerial imagery).
- Provide information on the legal and safe operation of drones in the United States.