A manifesto for an introspective digital archaeology

Huggett, J. (2015) A manifesto for an introspective digital archaeology. Open Archaeology, 1(1), pp. 86-95. (doi: 10.1515/opar-2015-0002)

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This paper presents a grand challenge for Digital Archaeology of a different kind: it is not technical in and of itself, it does not seek out technological solutions for archaeological problems, it does not propose new digital tools or digital methodologies as such. Instead, it proposes a broader challenge, one which addresses the very stuff of archaeology: an understanding of how digital technologies influence and alter our relationships with data, from their creation and storage ultimately through to the construction of archaeological knowledge. It argues that currently this area is under-theorised, under-represented, and under-valued, yet it is increasingly fundamental to the way in which we arrive at an understanding of the past.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:digital archaeology; digital data; introspection; digital intervention; digital intermediation
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Huggett, Dr Jeremy
Authors: Huggett, J.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Open Archaeology
Publisher:De Gruyter Open
ISSN (Online):2300-6560
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Open Archaeology 1(1):86-95
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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