I thought I'd post a quick blog to tell you about the AutoCAD maps I've been working on for the Pig Point site report. AutoCAD is a computerized drafting program that many archaeologists use to digitize field drawings in order to see a more holistic view of a site. I first scan the field maps into AutoCAD and then digitally sketch over the field drawings. Then, I'll add a few finishing touches and I've come up with a site or feature map that is ready for presentations or reports.
Here's an example from the Java site. The first image is a field map showing a small portion of the exposed 17th and 18th century Sparrow's Rest site. Below that you can see the digitized AutoCAD map that combines ALL of the smaller field maps into one larger image. It's much more clear and ready for presenting! I'll let you know when I have some cool Pig Point maps ready, it should be soon.
|This is an original field drawing from Sparrow's Rest, showing only the central portion of the excavated site.|