Armstrong Students Create Archaeology App
(May 24, 2013) Students from Armstrong’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology have teamed up with archaeology and anthropology professors and students to help spread the word about the Savannah area’s rich archaeological sites. Dakota Brown and Sean Clapp, two computer science majors, got together with Armstrong’s Digging Savannah archaeology program and created an Android app that maps all of the area’s archaeological sites and includes history and facts about each one.
Digging Savannah started in the Spring 2013 semester and is a grant-funded program led by archaeology and anthropology faculty members Barbara Bruno and Laura Seifert, along with Armstrong’s archaeology club. The program held a lecture series on campus that included, among others, the American Museum of Natural History’s David Hurst Thomas. The program also hosted the Society for Georgia Archaeology’s ArchaeoBus, a converted book mobile that travels throughout the state to raise awareness of Georgia’s rich archaeological sites.
The Digging Savannah app allows users to discover archaeology sites in and around Savannah that have been investigated and are on property open to the public. It is now available in the Google Play marketplace—just search for Digging Savannah!