Grand Challenges for Archaeology - Crowd Sourcing Report

Author(s): Keith Kintigh

Year: 2013


This document reports the results of a crowd sourcing effort to identify the grand challenges facing contemporary archaeology. The crowd sourcing was accomplished through email requests and listserv postings by the major North American and European professional associations. In this request, we asked our colleagues to identify problems of broad scientific and social interest that could drive cutting-edge research in archaeology for the next decade and beyond. We received input through a Web-based survey (included here) that sought a concise statement of a grand challenge problem or question and, optionally, a justification of the importance of the problem and demographic information for the respondent.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 12-02413. The idea for this effort was developed by the steering committee for that grant, composed of by Keith W. Kintigh, Jeffrey H. Altschul, Ann P. Kinzig, W. Fredrick Limp, William K. Michener, and Jeremy Sabloff. The survey itself was developed by Keith Kintigh in consultation with the steering committee.

Cite this Record

Grand Challenges for Archaeology - Crowd Sourcing Report. Keith Kintigh. Tempe, Arizona: The Digital Archaeological Record. 2013 ( tDAR id: 391233) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8R78G30


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Contact(s): Keith Kintigh

Contributor(s): Keith Kintigh

Sponsor(s): National Science Foundation, Washington, DC

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National Science Foundaton(s): Grant No. 12-02413

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