OSA Brown Bag: LiDAR Applications to Cultural Resources Preservation


Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:00am


Office of the State Archaeologist

Our first Brown Bag of the season will take place on Friday, December 9 with LiDAR Applications to Cultural Resource Preservation, by Michelle Wienhold and Adam Skibbe. This talk will focus on the work recently done at the Iowa City Union Brewery Historic Beer Caves.

Michelle Wienhold is a GIS analyst for the Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project, a part of the Iowa Flood Center and IIHR - Hydroscience and Engineering at the University of Iowa. She received her doctorate in archaeology from the University of Central Lancashire. Her current research interests include the application of GIS and spatial analysis to the study of rock art, caching practices and hunter-gatherer complexity in South-Central California.

Adam Skibbe is the GIS Administrator for the University of Iowa Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences.  He has been studying geographic information sciences for 15 years and during that time has worked in a variety of fields ranging from archaeology, ecology, integrated pest management, and geography.  His current focus is on applications of technology for use in geospatial data collection.

Brown Bags at the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) is a semi-regular series where OSA staff and guests share their research over the noon hour. Topics include individuals’ areas of interest, work in the field, developments in archaeology and architectural history throughout Iowa and the Midwest. Guest speakers whose expertise is in other areas pertaining to archaeology or ethno history may be invited throughout the year as well. For more information please go to http://archaeology.uiowa.edu/ . These presentations are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to  engage in discussion and exchange following the presentation.



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