Holyrood Park Stone Tools Mobile Android
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According to the National Museum of Scotland (NMS), the Department of Archaeology at the National Museum of Scotland holds the principal collection of artefacts for Scotland – in excess of 1 million items. Also, the Edinburgh council Museum holds another collection of Scotland’s artefacts within the city of Edinburgh. The management of these collections is currently constrained by the incompleteness of what should be standardised geographical information associated with the artefact record. This project aims to provide the general public with awareness and understanding of the Prehistoric Archaeological landscape of Holyrood Park through an Android Mobile application. The main objective is to connect artefacts held by the National Museum and Edinburgh Museum with the landscape of Holyrood Park through the creation of an Android application. This application, HPST, will assist the public to learn about the artefact records by visualizing the artefacts’ locations, images, videos and site records. Second aim is to reconnect artefacts that are held by the NMS with the artefacts’ records and locations held by the Royal Commissions of Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). The public will be able to use the GPS technology on their handheld devices to locate their position within the landscape of Holyrood Park and find the artefacts that are located within their vicinity. The following options are provided for the user: 1. Google map, which identifies locations featuring cards that provide detail about artefacts. 2. Videos that shows experimental archaeology of how aretfacts might have been manufacturing in the past. 3. Spreadsheet that contains the 1996 surveying data.