The purpose of the lab is to pursue archaeological mapping research projects as well as to train students in computerized mapping techniques. Each year the lab employs 10-14 undergraduate and graduate students to work on various ongoing projects. The students come from various departments across the University. If you would like to become involved in the work of the lab please contact the Director, Dr. David Gilman Romano.
The Lab was originally created with the purpose of studying the city and landscape of Roman Corinth, the work of the lab combined the field work skills of computerized architectural survey with digital cartography, remote sensing and GIS in order to document and quantify the component buildings, monuments and landscape of an ancient Roman city.
By digitizing and geo-referencing the actual-state drawings of every building, monument and structure it has been possible to put together a digital interactive actual-state drawing of the entire excavated city of Corinth in which every line of every building and monument is coded with four bits of information: chronology, function, material and bibliography.
The skills learned in the study of Corinth formed the foundation for many of the Labs current projects, including a detailed study of Augustan Rome, a comprehensive survey and excavation of the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion in Arcadia and more recently the creation of the Parrhasian Heritage Park, Greece's first, large-scale cultural heritage park. The Lab pursues many projects which tie traditional research methods with field work and emerging technologies in analysis and visualization to produce a new approach to educating students, working with colleagues and publishing the findings of the research conducted in the Lab.
General Access – Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
For Approved Graduate Students – 24 hours/day 7 days per week
Haury Anthropology Building, Room 408A,
1009 East South Campus Drive, P.O.Box 210030,
Tucson, AZ, 85721-0030, U.S.A.