In this position you will use open access satellite imagery, using ArcGIS online or Google Earth to map pre-Columbian earthworks in the Bolivian Amazon. Results are to be entered into our online GIS database of landscape features. This project documents the domestication of the landscape in the Amazon, over thousands of years.
Start Date: 10/1/2022 - End Date: 1/1/1970
Type of Project
Individual or team
Digitizing features by drawing on satellite imagery via ArcGIS Online Verifying and checking previous digitizing work Possibility of spatial analysis work Possibility of other related research (ethnohistory, paleoethnobotany, field archaeology) Most of this work is online.
5 hours or more hour(s)
Attention to detail, basic computer skills, access to a computer and the internet, either at home or on campus. Coursework in anthropology, computer science, image processing, graphic design, GIS, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, or database design, is helpful but not required. Open to all majors.
Interested in Working With the Following Programs
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Independent Research Credit (4912)
Research and Mentoring Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The larger project has been at work at UCF since 2006, resulting in several HIM thesis projects, MA and MS thesis projects. Project participants have gone on to work in many fields, including PhD programs in Anthropology.