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Introduction to Using Drones for Archaeology with Chris Webster


Instructor: Chris Webster with special guess, Sean Adams from 3 Points in Space Media

Where: Online

When: Wednesday, May 24th - 3:00pm PDT

Duration: 120 Minutes

Cost: $75

What you will learn: Are you thinking about using drones in your research or on your next project but don’t know where to start? Confused by all the regulations? Can’t figure out what drone to by with what camera? This class will get you started on the path to drone ownership, contracting a drone company, or at least will let you know whether drones should be used on your project at all. Learn the basics in this course and then check out part two where you’ll learn a lot more about how to use a drone on your project.

Instructor Bio: Chris Webster is an author, podcaster, pilot, technophile, and an archaeologist. After leaving the U.S. Navy as an aviation electronics technician and after receiving his private pilot’s certificate and completing the training for instrument and commercial pilot certificates, Chris received his BA in Anthropology from the University of North Dakota and began a career in Cultural Resources Management. Since 2005 he’s been working around the country doing various phases of archaeological projects. He received an M.S. in Archaeological Resource Management from the University of Georgia in Athens in 2010. In 2012 he started his own CRM firm in order to bring digital field site recording to the field. Since then, he’s created the Random Acts of Science blog, the Archaeology Podcast Network, with over 70,000 monthly subscribers, Professional Certifications for Scientists, is a partner in Pivot Environmental, and is the Chief Operating Officer of Codifi, Inc. Chris also literally wrote the book on contract archaeological field work: “The Field Archaeologist’s Survival Guide: Getting a Job and Working in Cultural Resource Management” (Routledge 2014). He’s a drone pilot and the squadron commander of the Reno Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol where they are pioneering the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in search and rescue operations. When not working on all that, Chris can be found at a local coffee shop drinking a nitro cold brew intravenously.