The Granada Relocation Center, better known as Amache, is one of the ten internment camps in which over 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. It is also a very well-preserved archaeological site encompassing nearly a square mile in which can be found hundreds of internee-created landscaping features and tens of thousands of artifacts. What began with a vision of merely a “paperless” version of the survey forms became a groundbreaking survey database through Codifi, not just in speed but in new capabilities for field analysis and discoveries impossible to fathom in seasons past.
Codifi made it possible for 12 teams to simultaneously survey 8 square kilometers (2,000 acres) of varied terrain in the Jezreel Valley in Israel over three weeks, revealing over a thousand features, tens of thousands of artifacts, and an unprecedented quantity of prehistoric material in the region.
Horvat Midras, in the Judaean foothills, is a key site for the reconstruction of the history of the rural Jewish settlement during the Roman period. This summer, Codifi saved the team weeks of data entry and post-excavation with in-field sync and photo capabilities.