Using 3D methods to classify temporal components of the site

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Prince Rupert Update, What's New

Our most recent efforts have been to classify the site into temporal components – a very challenging task given the complex stratigraphy!  Having obtained dates from some samples, we were able to roughly subdivide the site into components by correlating the locations of the dated samples to changes in stratigraphy, shell density, and shell types.  The video below highlights one area of the site that has been subdivided in this way.  After the temporal components were defined in 3 dimensions, we could classify other data by component, e.g. artifacts (as seen in the video) & faunal materials.

(Note: I realized after putting the video on YouTube that it runs fairly fast, so you may want to make use of the pause button while watching!)

 

 

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