I have posted before about my colleague Dr. Alex Ratzlaff and our students doing interdisciplinary work with the Brandeis Techne group Autodesk Technology Center and in partnership with the Brandeis MakerLabrun by Brandeis’ very own Ian Roy. They’ve used digital designs to create new field tools for archaeology over the past few years. And now, they are back and they have their own website: sciencethepast.com
Rather than be defeated by the epidemic, Dr. Raztlaff and her students have used departmental funds from Brandeis Classical Studies to hone their skills and prepare new ideas for fieldwork, whenever it is possible again.
Check out their work. Check out the new website. Give them a holler. Collaboration and open sources are key to their game.