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Wednesday, March 30 • 13:30 - 13:55
S22-05 Archaeological education for a digital world: Case studies from the contemporary and historical US

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Archaeological Education for a Digital World: Case studies from the contemporary and historical US

Anna S Agbe-Davies

This paper takes as its premises that 1) archaeological education extends beyond the university walls to embrace the needs of a wider public, and 2) archaeology is an integrated discipline that includes the analysis of not only material culture , but also texts and other models of human expression. The author discusses initiatives to use digital technologies and techniques to "teach" "archeology" in the broadest sense of both words. Examples include using digital archeological data from DAACS.org to teach analytical processes and the scientific method, the class-sourcing/crowd-sourcing of archival transcription using FromThePage.com, and building websites to teach both archaeological content and digital literacies. What some now call the digital humanities is not new to archaeology, but we will do well to embrace technological and methodological innovations in the realm of education, just as we have in our research.


Karsten Lambers

Associate Professor, Archaeological Computer Science, Leiden University


Wednesday March 30, 2016 13:30 - 13:55 CEST
Domus Media, Auditorium 13

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