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TOPS 2000 - Session 46 Description

Archaeoastronomy Surveying - June 19, 2000 15:30-17:00

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In preparation for our visit to the Cape Kumukahi site, Karen Meech will discuss the basic ideas behind surveying, and show people how to use our new surveying equipment - and electronic theodolite. When we go to the archaeological site, we will be trying to map the site and measure possible alignments in the early morning, in addition to taking sun sighting measurements. It is hoped that our colleague, Clive Ruggles, an archaeoastromer at Leicester University in the UK, will be coming to Hawaii to do some field work and will use TOPS participants as field assistants. This will be the first in a series of many follow-up activities.

After a brief introduction, in this session we will divide into 3 groups. One group will be outside doing hands-on learning how to use the theodolite, a second group will be working with Mary Kadooka learning about vectors and triangulation through a game using a compass, and the 3rd group will read the archaeological surveying notes. The groups will swap each 20 min.

Location - New Lecture Hall & Outside

Participation Matrix

Subject Astr Phys Math Chem Env Bio
Level Novice Intermediate Advanced
Target Group Teachers Students  
X X  
Prerequisites None

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Last Updated on June 8, 2000
Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii