2022 Field Documentation and Technologies Workshop

  • 07 Oct 2022
  • 5:00 PM (MST)
  • 10 Oct 2022
  • 3:00 PM (MST)
  • ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration
  • 23


  • Nonmember registration opens September 5, 2022.
  • Member registration opens August 29, 2022.

The 2022 Field Documentation Workshop of the Society for Cultural Astronomy in the American Southwest (SCAAS) will be hosted by the School of  Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, October 7th thru 10th, 2022. 

This workshop will be a continuation of the 2017 workshop with examples and lessons learned from our 2022 field work at Escalante Pueblo in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. This workshop will be a “working” event with the goal of creating documentation standards, procedures and protocols to help standardize the study of cultural landscapes and the role of cultural astronomy within that research. This should not be considered a meeting where one observes and listens to presentations; we are intending to make this an active practical experience and working group.

The preliminary schedule includes the documentation session on Saturday where we will be discussing what needs to be recorded and the tools used in cultural astronomy fieldwork, followed by a working group on creating documentation standards and forms.  Sunday will focus on the technologies used - similar to the 2017 workshop including demonstrations of GIS, photogrammetry, desktop planetarium software.  Monday will be an optional tour of the new Heard Museum exhibit on cultural astronomy.  We are planning to have a group dinner on Saturday night. 

This workshop is limited to 25 participants. The program includes the Friday reception, coffee and light snacks at breaks, catered lunches on Saturday and Sunday and we are planning for a group dinner on Saturday evening.

Refund Policy: In the event that you must cancel your conference registration, a refund of 80% of your registration fees will be provided if you cancel on or before October1. No refunds after October 1, 2022.

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