Posted on July 2, 2012 by Samantha Hauser
Posted for June 29, 2012
Today, the archaeology team went to the NTBG library and worked on getting ahead on our data processing for the morning. I played around with the LiDAR data, but it was still giving me a hard time. I ended up being able to accomplish an IDW (inverse distance weighted) DEM (digital elevation model), and then putting the slope, hillshade, and contour lines on it. Although this still didn’t help too much because when I tried to open the file later, the layers weren’t showing up. I plan to work on this Dr. Wechsler back in Long Beach. In the afternoon, we joined up with the hydrology team to enjoy some surf and sun.
We had a night lecture with the famous Dr. Terry Hunt, John’s adviser back at U of Hawaii. He talked about the archaeology and cultural history of the pacific islands and how Hawaii plays into that. It was great to have some more background on the area and to see how the expansion of human arrival on the islands.