Measurements of bone artifacts can give insight into the influence of ecological resources on the survival and health of area inhabitants. Calipers are traditionally used for accurate measurements for shell and bone artifacts. Measurement apps may present an accurate alternative to calipers. In this experiment shell and bone artifacts were measured with calipers, the Ruler iPhone App, and the ARuler iPhone app. The results of this experiment show no statistical difference in the measurements taken using a caliper vs measurements taken on an iPhone apps. Though they were not statistically significant, there were differences in measurements between the various methods.
Florida Anthropological Society 74th Annual Meeting & Conference
College of Arts and Sciences
Lagor, T., Lecher, A. L., & Watson, A. (2022, May 6-8). Comparison of measurement accuracy between caliper and iPhone apps [Poster presentation]. Florida Anthropological Society 74th Annual Meeting & Conference, Miami, FL, United States.