Benjamin Edwards and Andrew T. Wilson

Benjamin Edwards: Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Andrew T. Wilson: Bangor University, Bangor, UK

1 Open Archaeology: Definitions, Challenges and Context

1.1  Introduction

Over the last two decades archaeology has slowly been going through an information revolution, affecting the ways in which it is researched and published. These changes have come about as a result of an idea: being ‘open’. Open source software, open access to archaeological data and open ethics. ‘Open’ has become an increasingly attractive thing to be; from research, to corporations and governments. Openness gives an air of transparency, ideas of public accountability and scientific repeatability, and as such provides ...

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