Archaeological practices, knowledge work and digitalisation

Huvila, I. and Huggett, J. (2018) Archaeological practices, knowledge work and digitalisation. Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology, 1(1), pp. 88-100. (doi: 10.5334/jcaa.6)

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Defining what constitute archaeological practices is a prerequisite for understanding where and how archaeological and archaeologically relevant information and knowledge are made, what counts as archaeological information, and where the limits are situated. The aim of this position paper, developed as a part of the COST action Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment (, is to highlight the need for at least a relative consensus on the extents of archaeological practices in order to be able to understand and develop archaeological practices and knowledge work in the contemporary digital context. The text discusses approaches to study archaeological practices and knowledge work including Nicolini’s notions of zooming in and zooming out, and proposes that a distinction between archaeological and archaeology-related practices could provide a way to negotiate the ‘archaeologicality’ of diverse practices.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This article is based upon work from COST Action ARKWORK, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union Huvila’s work received additional funding from the project Archaeological Information in the Digital Society (ARKDIS funded by the Swedish Research Council Grant (340-2012-5751).
Keywords:Archaeological practices, practices, knowledge work, information work, digital practices, digital tools, technology.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Huggett, Dr Jeremy
Authors: Huvila, I., and Huggett, J.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology
Journal Abbr.:JCAA
Publisher:Ubiquity Press
ISSN (Online):2514-8362
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology 1(1): 88-100
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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