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Academic Freedom, Data, and Job Performance in the Panopticon (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eric Kansa.

This paper explores the challenges in recognizing and rewarding greater openness and collaboration in archaeology, given neoliberal institutional realities. After years of advocacy, governments and major granting foundations have embraced many elements of the open science reform agenda. The White House recently made open access and open data in research a policy goal, and it is exploring other policies to promote "reproducibility" in federally-funded research, including archaeology. Despite open...


Building a New Ontology for Historical Archaeology Using the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert DeMuth. Kelsey Noack Myers. Joshua J Wells. Stephen Yerka. David Anderson. Eric Kansa. Sarah W. Kansa.

Unlike prehistoric archaeology, there is no general unified system by which historical archaeological sites are classified. This problem, which is in part due to recognized biases in the recording of historic archaeological sites, has resulted in numerous incompatible systems by which various states classify historic sites. This study demonstrates a first step toward providing historical archaeologists with the means of creating a more cohesive ontology for historic site reporting. The advent of...


Digital Archaeological Data: An Examination Of Different Publishing Models (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark Freeman.

The open data movement, inter-site analysis, and the desire for public outreach are encouraging archaeologists to share data, as well as results. Yet the history of archaeological collections provides concerns about access and preservation that extend to managing digital assets. This paper will examine the availability of digital archaeological data in Virginia, based on a recent survey, and examine the strengths and weaknesses of different models of archaeological data publication.


DINAA Means "Everybody Can Be a Digital Curator": Community-Powered Disciplinary Curational Behaviors with the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Joshua Wells. Eric Kansa. Sarah Kansa. David Anderson. Stephen Yerka.

This is a pdf copy of the PPT slides used for this presentation at the SAA symposium. The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) has a massive compilation of archaeological site data. This paper presents recent findings from development of DINAA’s site database, efforts to link DINAA with mined references from digital literature, and efforts to prepare DINAA for future crowd-sourced professional data citations. The continental United States spans eight million square kilometers,...


Geographic Information Just Wants to Be Free: Capacity-Building in the Ethical and Practical Uses of Free and Open Source GIS Software and Open Geospatial Data Standards within the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joshua J. Wells. Robert Carl DeMuth. Stephen Yerka. Eric Kansa. Sarah Whitcher Kansa.

This is an abstract from the "Capacity Building or Community Making? Training and Transitions in Digital Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) is the largest compilation of completely free and open information about archaeological site descriptions and serves as an index to an ever-growing network of primary data and publications resulting from investigations at those archaeological...


The modern United States of historical archaeology site reporting: A multi-state analysis of reported historical archaeological sites archived in the Digital Index of North American Archaeology. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only R. Carl DeMuth. Kelsey Noack Myers. Stephen J. Yerka.

It is recognized that certain biases exist in the archaeological recording of historic sites and contexts in comparison to those from prehistory. Typically, these studies deal only with one state or a discrete region of interest due to the legacy limitations of archaeological record keeping in research and cultural resource management settings. This study demonstrates a first step toward providing historical archaeologists with greater insights into the larger effects of the many discrete...


Open Data, Indigenous Knowledge, and Archaeology: The need for community-driven open data projects (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kisha Supernant.

This is an abstract from the "Openness & Sensitivity: Practical Concerns in Taking Archaeological Data Online" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Over the past 20 years, much archaeological data has been digitized and made available online. With an increasing call for open data and open science models, driven largely by a desire to make research more accessible and reproduceable, archaeologists are exploring new ways to make these data available...


Respecting the Past and Protecting the Future: Strategies for Implementing Digital Best Practices in Historical Archaeology Research on Military Installations (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelsey Noack Myers.

This is an abstract from the "Openness & Sensitivity: Practical Concerns in Taking Archaeological Data Online" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In Cultural Resources Management, many archaeological survey projects are undertaken through contract services provided to regional federal clients with large-scale resource evaluation needs. In the case of military properties, each installation maintains SOPs and curatorial operations to serve the needs of...


Scripting the spatial analysis of archaeological datasets (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew Bevan.

For some time, interpreted languages such as Python, Matlab and R have made it easy to document and run computational function calls either line-by-line or in a script. While the spatial functionality provided within these environments has long been seen as inferior to GIS packages, it has now reached considerable maturity. The open source, multi-purpose and often ‘bleeding edge’ nature of these working environments also mean that there are often considerable analytical advantages to using them...


Tools for Transparency and Replicability of Simulation in Archaeology (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark Madsen. Carl Lipo.

Simulation is an increasingly central tool across many theoretical frameworks but especially in evolutionary archaeology. Simulation and numerical analysis is routinely employed in hypothesis tests and model development. Simulations, however, have a well-deserved reputation as difficult to replicate and test, and it is rare that researchers beyond the authors can build upon a previously published simulation study. To improve replicability, and to make our work accessible, we employ standard...


WTF do API, JSON, CSV, and LOD mean? Instruction and professional development in digital archaeology (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Whitcher Kansa. Shawn Graham. Eric Kansa.

Digital data play increasingly prominent roles in archaeological research. At the same time, the Web has become the key medium for professional and public communication including the transmission of research data. The "Web of Data" represents a fundamental paradigm change. Increasingly, data are no longer packaged in discrete files (spreadsheets, database files) for download. Instead, many datasets come from dynamic information services (APIs, or Application Program Interfaces) and link with...