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Published on Jun 28, 2017

Travel dates set and landscape mapping practice

I am pleased to report that October dates have been set for the Gran Chaccu study. It is during that time that Gran Chaccus will be held in the region where I have been conducting my archaeological...

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Published on May 14, 2017

pronghorn proof-of-concept #2

Drone practice continues on the Laramie Plains. Below are some media to illustrate how the drone will be deployed in the Gran Chaccu ethnoarchaeology project. These include new pronghorn video foot...

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Published on Apr 16, 2017

pronghorn proof-of-concept

The weather has started to clear in Laramie, and this allows me to begin drone field tests under more realistic conditions. Below is a short video of a small group of six wild pronghorn on the Lara...

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Published on Feb 19, 2017

First flight

The drone has been received. With the assistance of Dr. Todd Surovell, I just conducted the first flight. Everything is in great working order. Flight control is easier than anticipated. See the ma...

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Published on Nov 23, 2016

Equipment purchased

Funds were received today, and I wasted no time purchasing the drone equipment. I just ordered a DJI Mavic Pro along with accessories. This is a new DJI model that was not available at the time of ...

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Published on Nov 12, 2016

Project funded!

Today, the vicuña drive ethnoarchaeology crowd funding campaign reached its goal. I will purchase a drone in short order, and come Fall, it should be in the Andean skies gathering spectacular image...

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Thanks, Todd!
May 15, 2017
How do humans cooperate in large-scale game drives? Documenting wild vicuña drives in the Andes
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Thanks, Mary!
Feb 20, 2017
How do humans cooperate in large-scale game drives? Documenting wild vicuña drives in the Andes
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Thanks, Cindy! The Andean Altiplano is a challenging place for aerial vehicles because of its remoteness and high elevation over 12,600 ft above sea level. I want to be sure to get the most reliable, field tested vehicle that will produce high-quality imagery. Fortunately, other archaeologists have used drones there, and they've had great success with the DJI Phantom making it a logical choice.
Oct 31, 2016
How do humans cooperate in large-scale game drives? Documenting wild vicuña drives in the Andes
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