Session at CAA 2023 conference together with Jessica Kaiser.
Knowledge of archaeological work – from fieldwork and post-excavation and laboratory analyses to visualisation and beyond – is crucial for understanding and using its different outputs independently if they are digital or non-digital data, reports, or monographs, digital visualisations, or models. There is a growing corpus of empirical and theoretical research and accounts of practical work on documenting, capturing and keeping information pertaining to archaeological, scientific and scholarly practices. These studies range from the documentation of traces (e.g. Morgan & Eve, 2012), paradata (e.g. Gant & Reilly, 2017; Denard, 2012; Huvila et al. 2021) and, for example, provenance metadata (e.g. Huggett, 2014) and how information can be preserved as a part of the archaeological record. This session invites presentations of evidence-based, theoretical and reflective work relating to archiving of information that describes and documents digital archaeological practices. The session is open to quantitative and qualitative evidence-based studies of archiving and re-use of archived information on archaeological practices and knowledge work, as well as theoretical work shedding light on different, for example, epistemological aspects of the topic. Further, the session welcomes reflections and descriptions of how such information has been archived or is planned to be archived in practice. Relevant contexts for presentations discussing archiving and the implications of different types of information archived on archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment range from archiving and preserving fieldwork, to the documentation of data creation (for example, database design and management), working on legacy documentation, metadata and paradata, automatic and manual archiving and beyond. Proposals are welcome from the entire CAA community including archaeologists, social and computer scientists, heritage, museum and information studies researchers and practitioners. The format of the session (Standard session) consists of paper presentations and discussion, including a concluding open forum for sharing and collecting ideas for future research on and in relation to traces of digital archaeological practices. The session is affiliated with the CAASIG ARKWORK on archaeological practises and knowledge work in the digital environment.
Denard, H. (2012). A new introduction to the London Charter. In A. Bentkowska-Kafel, H. Denard, & D. Baker, A. Bentkowska-Kafel, H. Denard, & D. Baker (Eds.), Paradata and transparency in virtual heritage (pp. 57–71). Farnham: Ashgate.
Gant, S., & Reilly, P. (2017). Different expressions of the same mode: a recent dialogue between archaeological and contemporary drawing practices. Journal of Visual Art Practice , 17 (1), 100–120. https://doi.org/10.1080/14702029.2017.1384974
Huggett, J. (2014). Promise and Paradox: Accessing Open Data in Archaeology. In C. Mills, M. Pidd, & E. Ward, C. Mills, M. Pidd, & E. Ward (Eds.), Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2012. Studies in the Digital Humanities. Sheffield: HRI Online Publications.
Huvila, I., Sköld, O., & Börjesson, L. (2021). Documenting information making in archaeological field reports. Journal of Documentation, 77(5), 1107–1127. https:// doi.org/10.1108/JD-11-2020-0188
Morgan, C., & Eve, S. (2012). DIY and digital archaeology: what are you doing to participate? World Archaeology , 44 (4), 521–537. https://doi.org/10.1080/004382 43.2012.741810
- 96. Successful archiving and management of paradata depends on your paradata-in-hand / Isto Huvila (SE)*; Zanna C Friberg (Uppsala university)
- 221. Research workflows, paradata, information visualisation: feedback on an exploratory integration of issues and practices / Iwona Dudek (CNRS)*; Jean-Yves Blaise (CNRS)
- 72. 25 years of archiving: Exploring what people see as deposit worthy / Teagan K Zoldoske (Archaeology Data Service)*; Becky Hirst (Archaeology Data Service)
- 126. HORAI: An integrated management platform for historical information / Pablo del Fresno Bernal (Sistemes de Gestió del Patrimoni SCCL); Sonia Medina Gordo (Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d’Arqueologia)*; Esther Travé Allepuz (Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d’Arqueologia.
- 140. A focus on the future of our tiny piece of the past: Digital Archiving of a long-term and multi-participant regional project / Scott Madry (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)*; Gregory Jansen (U. Maryland College Park); Seth Murray (North Carolina State University); Elizabeth Jones (UNC-Chapel Hill); Lia Willcoxon (North Carolina State University)
- 347. Reconstructing Acquarossa - Reconstructing in 3D as a methodology for organizing and interpreting legacy data / Maarten H. Sepers (University of Amsterdam)*
- 30. Transforming the CIDOC-CRM model into a megalithic monument property graph / Ariele Câmara (ISCTE)*; Ana de Almeida (Iscte Instituto Universitário de Lisboa); João Oliveira (Iscte Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)
- 245. Text Parsing Archaeological Legacy Data: A Software Methodology to Generate Maps from Handwritten Excavation Documentation / Emily Fletcher (Purdue University)*
Read more on CAASIG ARKWORK website.