eScience – a New Developing Paradigm for Archaeologists?

Author(s): Teija Oikarinen; Helena Karasti; Timo Ylimaunu

Year: 2013


Digital infrastructures (DIs) and related socio-technical research have been proposed as methods for analysing and informing the eScience era of archaeology. This research area offers a conceptual framework for researching technologies, such as the role of IT and its implications for archaeology. DI conceptualization of technology also recognizes the process of digitalization and sociotechnical dynamics in integrating technologies into expanding configurations. Archaeology can be observed through eScience ‘lenses’, which are digital curation, DIs (Am. cyberinfrastructures), and new research and collaboration possibilities.  eScience is a developing research paradigm, and it aids the study of how technologies and related practices transform archaeology, and the nature of global archaeological memory practices. Archaeology and historical archaeology offer possibilities and challenges in the context of eScience. The topic has also been discussed from the perspective of the possibilities of web 2.0 and communication viewpoints in recent archaeological literature.

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eScience – a New Developing Paradigm for Archaeologists?. Teija Oikarinen, Helena Karasti, Timo Ylimaunu. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428389)

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