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Open Source Archaeology by Ben Edwards, Andrew T. Wilson

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Jeremy Huggett

Jeremy Huggett: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

2 Digital Haystacks: Open Data and the Transformation of Archaeological Knowledge

“There is a great need for theorization precisely when emerging configurations of data might seem to make concepts superfluous to underscore that there is no Archimedean point of pure data outside conceptual worlds. Data always has theoretical enframings that are its condition of making . .. ”(Boellstorff, 2013).

2.1  Introduction

Since the mid-1990s the development of online access to archaeological information has been revolutionary. Easy availability of data has changed the starting point for archaeological enquiry and the openness, quantity, range and scope of online digital data has long since ...

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