Message #374:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: New CD ROM for Archaeology

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Brian Kenny

I saw a brief demo of the CD ROM noted below. It appears to be
an excellent product, and, contains an interesting routine wherein
you can set an excavation budget -- then sample and dig a site
trying to keep within the budget.  This has immediate application!
When someone asks "Why does this archaeology project cost so much?,"
sit them at your computer and run the routine.  Let the questioner
manage the simulation. It probably will have salutary results.  
A must for all CRM firms and avocational societies contemplating 
fieldwork! 	-- SASIG Ed.   

Excavating Occaneechi Town: Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century
Indian Village in North Carolina, Edited by R. P. Stephen Davis,
Patrick Livingood, Trawick Ward, and Vincas P. Steponaitis


This CD-ROM incorporates a remarkable body of information on the 
archaeological discoveries made at the Fredricks site, an 
eighteenth century Occaneechi Indian community located in 
present-day Hillsborough, North Carolina. With detailed descriptions
and interpretations, hundreds of color photographs, and complete
data on all artifacts and archaeological features found at this 
important site, it will serve as both a valuable scholarly reference
and a dynamic teaching tool.

Useful features include an easy-to-use browser, sophisticated tools
for navigating and searching text, hypertext links to bibliographic 
references and illustrations, extensive cross-referencing, and
machine-readable databases for statistical analysis. Of special note
is a unique "electronic dig" feature that allows teachers to simulate
an archaeological excavation in the classroom.
Excavating Occaneechi Town requires an IBM-compatible computer with
a double-speed CD-ROM drive, a 486/66 or faster processor, at least
8 MB of RAM (16 MB RAM for Windows 95), a VGA color monitor (640 by
480 pixels, 256 colors), a sound card, and 30 MB of available hard
disk space. It runs equally well under Windows 3.x or Windows 95. A
setup utility, tutorials, and extensive online help are provided on
the disk.

R.P. Stephen Davis Jr. and H. Trawick Ward are research archaeologists
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Patrick Livingood
is pursuing graduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor. Vincas P. Steponaitis is professor of anthropology and
director of the Research Laboratories of Anthropology at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ISBN 0-8078-6503-6, $39.95s Cloth
Approx. 8 pp. (booklet)
January 1998

The University of North Carolina Press, 800-848-6224