Delta Surface Case Study

This paper investigates directional influences in the distribution of Bronze Age surface pottery in the northern Murghab Delta, Turkmenistan. Drawing upon a continuous dataset of pottery sherd counts obtained by intensive field survey, it examines the degree to which we can make sense of the archaeological processes at work in a heavily obstructed and dynamic landscape. In so doing, it makes use of two analytical methods that have rarely been used in archaeology: a) geostatistical analysis using variograms to investigate directional spatial autocorrelation in recorded sherd counts; and b) angular wavelet analysis in evaluating directional influences in the sherd distributions for particular chronological periods. While some kinds of directional influence can be identified visually, a quantitative approach is particularly useful in deconstructing such patterns. In this particular dataset, distinct but related directional processes can be identified and measured: a) the impact of the complex system of watercourses in the delta on both settlement and post-depositional processes; and b) recovery bias in the observations made during survey.

Zoom Case Study: Delta Air Lines Elevates Training and Development with Zoom

Learn how Delta Air Lines is using Zoom for their training and development in our new video case study featuring Chris Betke, the airline’s manager of airport customer service learning. Delta Air Lines is a major American airline based in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It flies over 5,400 flights daily and is one of the founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance.

Delta Air Line’s main use of Zoom is in their global training initiatives, which require quick turnaround times. “When you’re talking about the global airline industry, there are factors such as moving people safely, moving aircrafts, staffing…it’s difficult to take those many variables and put them into a static package such as traditional e-learning, and make the turn time that will meet the needs of your organization…Zoom is light years ahead of the products that currently exist,” says Betke.

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