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Approaches to Openness: Digital Archaeology Data in Virginia and Public Engagement (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jolene Smith.

Virginia’s archaeological site inventory contains detailed information on nearly 43,000 sites in datasets maintained by the Department of Historic Resources (State Historic Preservation Office). At times, responsibility to protect sensitive sites from looting and vandalism seems to run counter to providing information to the public about Virginia’s archaeology. But the two are not mutually exclusive. This paper will explore Virginia’s historical approach to archaeological data dissemination with...


Digital Archaeology and the Curation Crisis: 3D Modeling as an Answer to the Problems of Collections Access and Use (2014)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Mallory Marcone.

The archaeological curation crisis has plagued repositories and archaeologists alike with a multitude of problems for several decades, most notably inaccessibility to collections. Archaeological artifacts continue to be curated in repositories with little prospect of ever being used by researchers to uncover new information about the past, rendering them essentially useless and removing much of the moral justification of archaeology itself. However, in creating digital 3D models of artifacts and...


The Future of Collections Driven Research is Digital: Proper Care for Long Term Preservation and Access (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Leigh Anne Ellison. Francis McManamon.

Existing collections represent a significant untapped potential for future research.  Their value is made possible, and often greatly enhanced, by the associated records that provide context about their discovery.  Other times, physical collections may be incomplete or lost all together and the information about these collections is all that remains.  To ensure that future scholars are able to make use of this information it needs to be properly preserved and accessible for discovery.  Paper...


Having Our Cake…..and Sharing It - Access to Historic Shipwrecks in Malta (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Timmy Gambin.

This is an abstract from the "Current Research in Maritime Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. One of the main principles of UNESCO’s Convention on Underwater Cultural Heritage contains the statement that the "convention encourages scientific research and public access." This is an idealistic philosophy fraught with impracticalities and other pitfalls. The fact that the vast majority of humans do not dive has pushed some scientists to...


The Holland 5 Submarine Project (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark I Beattie-Edwards.

The Holland 5 submarine was one of the Britsh Royal Navy's first commissioned submarines. Lost in August 1912 she lay on the seabed off Eastbourne, Sussex, Egland until being discovered by a recreational diver in 1995.  Since 2006 the Nautical Archaeology Society have been organising trips to the submarine and undertaking monitoring work of the boats condition. The distant offshore position of the wreck presents unique problems to the heritage agencies in how the site should be protected. This...


Mind The Gap: Issues In The Dissemination Of Digital Archaeological Data (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark Freeman.

Recent research into the dissemination of digital archaeological data in Virginia suggests that effective access is complicated by issues of licensing, citation, permanence, context, and data interoperability. Additionally much of the data remains digitally inaccessible, suggesting both a digital curation problem, and also the concept of a data gap – a difference between interest in other people’s data, and a willingness to make data available. Further support for this data gap, seen in many...


The Normans Bay Wreck Diver Trail (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark I Beattie-Edwards.

In 2012 in the United Kingdom there were 61 wreck sites protected under the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973). These wrecks are identified as being the most important historical and archaeological wrecks in UK territorial waters.  Since 2005 the NAS has worked to not only facilitate access to these heritage assets but to also contribute to the research aims of the volunteer custodians. This paper will highlight the opportunity that a diver trail on the Norman’s Bay wreck launched in 2011, offers...


"Presenting Archaeological Conservation to the public at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation." (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eleanor M Rowley-Conwy.

Recently, archaeology has become more popular and better understood within a wider public audience; arguably this has not been the case for archaeological conservation. Images of artifacts at burial sites are often publicized but when objects are miraculously revealed clean and ready for museum display, this completely overlooks a whole series of important and interesting processes that take place to get to this finished object. Having already shown an interest in the discovery of archaeological...


Up and Down the Mountain: Exploring differential access within Monticello’s enslaved community (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katelyn M. Coughlan. Elizabeth Clites Sawyer.

Recent research at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello demonstrated marked differences between the late 18th century household assemblages of enslaved laborers living in the fields and enslaved domestic and artisan workers living by the mansion. Ceramics from Mulberry Row’s mountaintop quarters exhibited more variety in ware and decoration, while those at the Site 8 field quarter included high proportions of costly decorated Chinese porcelain. Expanding the original analysis, we incorporate additional...


The WPA In Central Texas: Making 80 Year Old Records Speak Again (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marybeth Tomka. D. Annie Riegert. Megan Steele.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2017 TARL received a Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grant to conduct a pilot program to digitize archaeological proejct records, create a searchable database, and create a finding aid for the Works Progress Administration's effort in the Colorado River Basin of Texas. This project was conducted to increase collection access and minimize the damage from direct handling of these 1930's...


Yes! You Can Have Access to That! Increasing and Promoting the Accessibility of Maryland’s Archaeological Collections (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca Morehouse. Sara Rivers Cofield. Erin Wingfield.

Eighteen years ago, the State of Maryland’s archaeological collections were moved into the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in Southern Maryland. This was an important step towards improving the storage conditions of the Maryland collections, but it did little to make the collections more accessible. Understanding the need for better access to archaeological collections, MAC Lab staff spent years rehousing, inventorying and...


Yes! You Can Have Access to That! Increasing and Promoting the Accessibility of Maryland’s Archaeological Collections (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca J Morehouse.

Eighteen years ago, the State of Maryland’s archaeological collections were moved into the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in Southern Maryland. This was an important step towards improving the storage conditions of the Maryland collections, but it did little to make the collections more accessible. Understanding the need for better access to archaeological collections, MAC Lab staff spent years rehousing, inventorying and...