Missing Vietnam War service personnel are focus of new ASU collaboration

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More than 1,500 Americans are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. Within that group, 48 are Americans who are in Cambodia, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

Now, the DPAA has formed a partnership with archaeologists at ASU on a pilot project using an archaeological data repository, artificial intelligence, and geographic information systems to conduct comparative analyses of where missing war personnel may be located in Cambodia.

The government is working with the Digital Archaeology Record (tDAR), a digital repository housed within the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at ASU.

Christopher Nicholson, Director of the Center for Digital Antiquity at ASU, joined Arizona Horizon to tell us more.

Christopher Nicholson, Director, Center for Digital Antiquity, ASU

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