Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Center for Digital Archaeology

I wanted to share this archaeology website that I ran across this group the other day: The Center for Digital Archaeology.  The center is a non-profit organization that helps archaeologists and cultural resource managers with their digital technologies. It seems like they provide a very useful service in helping archaeology to move into the digital realm in both field and post-excavation settings.  Based on our discussions in class and what I have been seeing on the web this term, it seems that digital archaeology is now being embraced by more and more archaeologists, but I wonder if that's the impression you all get as well.

The CoDA apparently hosted a workshop at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Meetings this month in San Francisco.  The workshop was entitled: “Paperless Archaeology. It’s About Time.”  That the organizers feel they will generate enough interest to hold a workshop makes me think that digital archaeology might be gaining some real traction within the wider archaeological community.  It would be interesting to see if the people who attended the workshop are the same people that have had an interest in digital archaeology previously.  As Neal has mentioned in class, he has observed that the same group of people attend the digital talks at the SAAs.  Perhaps this workshop is a sign that more archaeologists are engaging with digital media.

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