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Presenting Data to the Public: Approaches for Contextualizing Archaeological Information for a Non-Specialist Audience

Author(s): Lisa E. Fischer

Year: 2016

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Disseminating archaeological findings to the public is an important part of the discipline’s mission. However raw archaeological data are often difficult for a non-specialist audience to interpret. Including a mediating layer of information that helps the reader to understand the data can provide needed contextual information when presenting archaeological findings for a public audience. Developing and maintaining this additional interpretive content, however, can be difficult, especially for multi-year and large-scale excavations. This paper will explore approaches, such as 3D modeling, for helping to contextualize archaeological data for a public audience. It will also discuss the challenges for managing, presenting, and maintaining large complex datasets.


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Presenting Data to the Public: Approaches for Contextualizing Archaeological Information for a Non-Specialist Audience. Lisa E. Fischer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434419)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 646

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America