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A Manifesto for an Introspective Digital Archaeology

Jeremy Huggett
Published Online: 2015-03-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2015-0002


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.

Keywords: digital archaeology; digital data; introspection; digital intervention; digital intermediation


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About the article

Received: 2014-12-04

Accepted: 2015-02-02

Published Online: 2015-03-04

Citation Information: Open Archaeology, Volume 1, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2300-6560, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2015-0002.

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