Etter, Ted ; Groenier, James Scott. 2004. Developing a Laser Surveying Station for Archeological and Paleontological Sites. 0423 2336. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 4 p.
Discusses a prototype laser surveying station developed by the Missoula Technology and Development Center to make it easier for employees with little training to survey archeological and paleontological sites. Commercially available surveying products known as total stations can serve the same purpose and are more accurate, so development of the prototype was discontinued. A table compares nine commercially available total stations costing less than $10,000.
Keywords: archaeology, archeology, distance, measurement, paleontology, surveying, surveying instruments, surveys, total stations
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