cyberSW: A Data Synthesis and Knowledge Discovery System for Long-Term Interdisciplinary Research on Southwest Social Change
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
A major challenge in using archaeological data at large, regional scales is that information is not digitally curated or synthesized beyond individual projects. A number of recent synthesis projects in the U.S. Southwest show the great potential of these data for addressing important social science questions such as: What promotes the success or failure of some societies? How does migration transform social identities and create new social structures? And, what are the relationships between environmental and social changes? We are building on these prior projects to produce an online system that will allow users at different levels of expertise and access to view, analyze, and export data on past societies in the Southwest to address these and many other questions. The online analytical tools will allow individuals to conduct their own analyses, whether they are tribal members interested in their history, land managers responsible for public interpretation, students learning data manipulation and display, or social scientists grappling with the long-term questions about the human past. A Citizen Science component for registered volunteers will allow a bigger community to participate in transformative science.
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cyberSW: A Data Synthesis and Knowledge Discovery System for Long-Term Interdisciplinary Research on Southwest Social Change. Barbara Mills, Sudha Ram, Jeffery Clark, Scott Ortman, Matthew Peeples. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449311)
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