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Digital Archaeology? Greece on Focus: Tools, methodologies and trends
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9949-616X
2017 (English)Other (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Archaeology is an interdisciplinary science, as it is a scholarly study of past processes that often combines space, place, natural science, materials and texts in its interpretation. Presently, the majority of practicing archaeologists include digital tools in their work (e.g. data keeping, digital mapping, visualization tools). And recently, digital visualization is trending beyond 3D modelling and landscape reconstruction and into the interactive, scientific visualization of data in order to render relations between geographies and cultures, sensory properties (Betts 2011, Betts 2017, Foka and Arvidsson 2016), external /internal networks and aerial visualizations. On an international level, we have come to speak of the notion of “cyber-archaeology” (Forte 2015): archaeological methods that utilize participatory technology to interact with past artefacts and spaces and to understand the past through reflection and cooperative efforts. Current digital tools and methodologies help capture and display knowledge about the past. While there is considerable room for improvement, both in terms of tools and of methodologies, from composing plain databases to visualizations intended for wider museum audiences, we address here the current progress within Greek archaeological practice and emphasize the importance of sustainable and updated digital research infrastructures in order to enhance access to materials for researchers and laypeople alike.

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Athens, 2017. Vol. 125
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Archaeology & Arts
Keywords [en]
digital archaeology, European research infrastructures, Museology, digital repositories, 3D artefacts, digital humanities
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Archaeology Classical Archaeology and Ancient History Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
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Archaeology; digital humanities; Classical Archaeology and Ancient History; museology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-140100OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-140100DiVA, id: diva2:1145786
Available from: 2017-09-29 Created: 2017-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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