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Matthew Eichenfield '09 Presents at San Diego Conference


Matthew Eichenfield '09 presented at the "Barcamp San Diego," a technology conference held at Intuit's San Diego Campus on May 30-31. His presentation was titled "Analyzing Artifacts: What Computers Can Tell Us About Archaeology" and was the culmination of his year-long independent study project with Nathan Goodale, assistant professor of anthropology.

The project constructed Image Analysis software to investigate stone projectile points (arrowheads) from the Dhra site in Jordan, on the southeastern shore of the Dead Sea. Eichenfield discussed how the data extracted could be used to detect and examine patterns of cultural transmission in the manufacture of stone tools.

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