Idaho State University is collaborating in a research venture with the University of Texas that combines cognitive psychology, archaeology, informatics, education and information systems, which will allow archaeologists to use computers to identify artifacts that could formerly only be identified by a few people in the world.
The UT Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (TARL) contacted the ISU Informatics Research Institute (IRI) to develop a computerized expert-classification system for its collection of thousands of Clovis artifacts. Clovis is the name given to an ancient group of people, whose relics are found throughout North and into South America dating to about 12,000 years ago, said Dr. Skip Lohse, ISU anthropology chair and professor, and a member of the IRI. [Read more…] about Arrowheads and artificial intelligence: ISU, University of Texas collaborate