Posts Tagged ‘archaeology’
While at Grossman & Associates, Inc., (16th St. and Third Ave.) we used to get our AutoCAD updates from here. I think we also leased a wide pen plotter from them. http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-federal-survivor-at-no-37-east-7th.html
Nice interview. I worked in HAZMAT in the early 1990s and was shown that when people wore the then highest protection, Level A, there was no way to communicate by radio, and one relied on gestures. A company came up with a radio which they stated could communicate with the ISS from a helicopter, for use in HAZMAT. Of course I wonder if that actually happened, but I could sleep a little better, having been in HAZMAT suit in 90+ weather on a tennis court at the old Bellevue Nursing School and the Elmsford Fire Center a number of times. All in the name of Federal archeology.
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Sorry this is so late. I have checked through ESRI for some of the GIS use in the field I’ve done with AECOM on a temp basis, that is I’m hired usually for the field part of archaeology testing which has required civilian GPS on Federal DoD land that is changing as bases are reevaluated or “closed”. I was just reading the FAA is in charge of disbursement in the civilian GPS and has been holding up some millions as of 2004 they were in charge of it. May change soon. I’ve worked a few places with Trimble units assisting. I have some older training in close-range photogrammetry (then in development by Rollei, pre-Windows, with an AutoCad “partner” Prometric Technologies of Canada, and archaeology firm of Grossman & Associates, Inc.) where we used it on an EPA National Priority Superfund site, “Marathon Battery” in historic Cold Spring, NY as a method of least contact recording. I’ve used early and later infrared transits (total station) and an early user of AutoCad in the 1980s-90s.
Thanks for asking, it helps to remember the past.
My favorite memory of Antietam is of the cannon fired and the imagined line of smoking artillery on both sides. Some set fire to the woods to kill the enemy, burning them horrifically. I worked at Fort McHenry “National Shrine”, with a flint-knapper from Maryland. It had had its cannons pointed at the city of Baltimore “to discourage Southern sympathizers” rather than the harbor, Robert E. Lee’s reputed designed steam pile-driver had built the hexagonal Fort Carroll to protect the Baltimore harbor further out, today nearby the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The flint-knapper made “gun-flints” of grey chert from Texas for sale in the National Park, sold as replicas to discourage looting of the battlefield. For a time, Mr. Lee was commandant of West Point Military Academy and lived in a house archeology has tested in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, a street there named so. There’s a story that his son was a hostage in nearby Fort Lafayette, now an underwater site, dynamited for the eastern pier of the Verrazzano Bridge. NY Times Opionator “America’s Bloodiest Day”
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It’s been said (O sage bin sammies) history never repeats itself, and when it does it’s a tragedy (attributed to the newspaper writer K. Marx) and I read recently of a similar event that led to tragedy. It’s been shown that Nazi operatives dressed as Polish troops on the Polish frontier and then fired (allegedly) at the Germans on the German side of the border leading to the invasion. It did not help that a very large loan from Great Britain was withdrawn from Poland, to modernize its military, still mostly on horseback. Al Qaeda sometimes reminds us of the sometimes duplicity of commitments, inviting the US and others to venture forth on expeditionary efforts as in the 1930s. Haven’t we learned to work in other ways yet? Apparently not as long as it fuels out military-industrial complex, President Eisenhower warned us about.
File under some off-hand writing, without outline of direction, by one who works in American archaeology, digging holes, in what we might think sacred ground, i.e., burials in City Hall Park, JP Morgan’s summer-place now Bowdoin Park, Jay Gould’s former grounds that became Sisters of Mercy, Fort McHenry, MD, parade ground burial(s) in Sackets Harbor, NY, where President Grant was first assigned after West Point (there too), who served later at Governors Island as a captain, etc., site of the military’s first "flight school" run by Wilbur Wright.