Fulbright–Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship - Standards, Storage and Dissemination: New Approaches to Archiving, Curation and Data Sharing of Environmental Archaeological Material
Author(s): David Stone
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
As part of a Fulbright–Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC), research will be conducted to establish best practice for the curation and storage of environmental remains from archaeological investigations and establish codes of practice for digital archiving of ecofact material, addressing pressing issues in archaeological practice in both the Republic of Ireland and Azerbaijan. Archaeological specialists in countries with well-established archaeological protocols, such as Ireland, wish to further explore how best to archive, curate and disseminate knowledge obtained from environmental material to enable high-quality research, while also engaging with depository institutions to establish guidelines and codes of best practice for field archaeologists. New frontiers are opening in the world in countries where no tradition of environmental archaeology currently exists. In Azerbaijan, pioneering environmental archaeological initiatives are beginning to be conducted, but with no governmental or heritage guidelines for ecofacts, the safe storage, curation, and availability of data on environmental findings to international researchers in the future is in doubt. Working with the unparalleled heritage collections, world-leading archaeologists, and museum experts at the Smithsonian Institution provides an outstanding opportunity to establish and subsequently implement, best practice procedures in both Ireland and Azerbaijan Museums.
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Fulbright–Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship - Standards, Storage and Dissemination: New Approaches to Archiving, Curation and Data Sharing of Environmental Archaeological Material. David Stone. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449918)
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