Day of Archaeology: Large-scale Collaborative Digital Archaeology


Day of Archaeology ( is an annual event which offers a view of the working day of archaeologists worldwide, and answers the question "what do archaeologists do?" On the first event, on July 29th 2011, over 400 people working, studying or volunteering in archaeology contributed blog posts describing their day. The published text is not scripted by the organisers, and only minimally edited. The resulting website presents a behind-the-scenes view of archaeology that incorporates not only the exciting discoveries often showcased in public archaeology, but also everyday details of archaeological work. This paper presents details of the project, how it was organised and who participated, as well as critical reflections on how the project has engaged with different audiences.

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Day of Archaeology: Large-scale Collaborative Digital Archaeology. Matt Law, Andrew Dufton, Stu Eve, Tom Goskar, Patrick Hadley, Jess Ogden, Daniel Pett, Lorna J Richardson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428323)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 307