Digital Technology, Digital Practices: Incorporating Digital Techniques into Archaeological Excavation and Interpretation
Digital methods in archaeology have led to new ways of recording, analyzing, and presenting archaeological sites and materials, but these new methods are adopted within the context of previously existing practices of archaeological work. Some digital recording methods in excavation build upon and sometimes displace long-standing analog methods with proven results. Digital representations of cultural materials present novel interpretive affordances compared to analog representations that, while they suggest new possibilities for analysis and scholarly communication, also challenge traditional framings through which such materials have been understood. This paper discusses these challenges in the context of implementing a ‘born-digital’ site-recording methodology at Kaymakçı, a Middle and Late Bronze Age site in western Anatolia, focusing on the effects of new digital techniques on concepts central to archaeological practice such as accuracy and precision, diligence and orthopraxy, as well as implications for working with digital representations of cultural materials in the lab and beyond.
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Digital Technology, Digital Practices: Incorporating Digital Techniques into Archaeological Excavation and Interpretation. Emanuel Moss, Christopher H. Roosevelt. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443941)
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