Are smartphones leveling the historical conservation process? Heritage initiatives around the world are quickly benefitting from the past decade’s advancements in information and communicational technologies. Of particular mention is the now ubiquitous smartphone, which serves a principal role as a key infrastructural leveler in providing convenient access to web-based services. For heritage institutions this is an unprecedented opportunity to democratize access to the professionalized work previously carried out by historians, anthropologists and curators, and tap on the collective wisdom. Using augmented reality and crowdsourcing, it is now possible to reconstruct entire events or even track the development of an entire city. By…