Mapping at the Quarry

Mapping and Making Sense of the Site

By Lucille Baker-Stahl and Dawson Eriksen

Mapping is an incredibly important aspect of archaeology. Understanding how the site you are working on takes shape is one of the most important parts of this kind of work. Mapping can help illuminate a lot of things about a site, and by combining maps with other kinds of data, it is easy to see new patterns and trends. We used the ArchGIS platform to create maps that displayed the data our class found during our Gridded Survey. We looked at some of our artifact analysis laid over a map to show how the site was formed and what kind of human interaction was present there. Please take a look at our Story Map here.

Maps & Artifact Analysis

By Sophia Heidebrecht, Becca Riess, and Sawyer Stone

The study of the physical remains of the past is the unique focus of archaeology, and we can use the finds from our term to craft a narrative of how the sites we examined have been used by people over the years. Using a combination of maps and artifact analysis, we’ve dived deeper into the details of our site, and the results of the various methods we used to investigate it. Our site will lead you from the big picture through to the artifacts themselves, and give insight into what we learned from them. To view our Story Map, click here.

Mapping the Waterford Area

By Emmy Belloni and Sam Zimmerman

Like a stitch in a blanket, any place is inextricably connected to its surroundings. To understand our site, we have also tried to come to terms with the landscape that it fits into. This landscape extend both in space, to Waterford and the Carleton College community, and in time. Using historical maps and satellite data, we have constructed a map that uses the concrete features of the landscape – trails, elevations, rivers – to tell a story about the history of the Quarry and Dike and their connections with the surrounding area. To see the map, click here.