Reconsidering Archaeological Fieldwork

  title={Reconsidering Archaeological Fieldwork},
  author={Hannah Cobb and Oliver J.T. Harris and Cara Jones and Philip Richardson},

On the Emerging Supremacy of Structured Digital Data in Archaeology: A Preliminary Assessment of Information, Knowledge and Wisdom Left Behind

Abstract While the epistemological affordances and varied impacts of different media on archaeological knowledge production have been scrutinized by many practitioners in recent decades, sources of

Data-Informed Tools for Archaeological Reflexivity: Examining the substance of bone through a meta-analysis of academic texts

Our study uses computational archaeology tools to investigate how researchers in our field present interpretations of the past in patterned ways. We do so in order to illuminate assumptions,

The UAS-Based 3D Image Characterization of Mozarabic Church Ruins in Bobastro (Malaga), Spain

A 3D reconstruction of a Mozarab church in Al-Andalus, using high-resolution RGB images, which was taken by a drone, is carried out in order to characterize it on a dense point cloud and a virtual recreation of these archaeological ruins was performed.

Countermapping the Past: Reenvisioning Ancient Maya Spaces at Say Kah, Belize

This paper explores possibilities for recognizing and analytically using culturally-specific understandings of artefacts and spaces at an ancient Maya archaeological site. In the case study that we

Archeology, Conservation and Enhancement: The Role of Viability in the UK Planning System

  • D. Phillips
  • Sociology
    The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice
  • 2019
ABSTRACT In England, since the publication of the 2012 National Planning Policy Framework, viability has taken an elevated role in the planning process with economic viability becoming an important

Archaeology is process

  • O. Harris
  • Philosophy
    Archaeological Dialogues
  • 2018
Assaf Nativ has written an interesting and, I think, important paper. It raises critical issues around the ontological status of ‘the archaeological’ and indeed about the purpose and aims of

Vagueness and Archaeological Interpretation: A Sensuous Approach to Archaeological Knowledge Formation through Finds Analysis

The rapid development of natural scientific methods coupled with the recent popularity of new materialist philosophies in archaeological theory has raised discussion about the possibility of a return

Envisioning Artifacts: a Classic Maya View of the Archaeological Record

This paper explores a Classic Maya (ca. AD 250–900) “material vision”—that is, a locally determined and culturally specific way of understanding the material world, its salient qualities, and

Pushing the Paperless Envelope: Digital Recording and Innovative Ways of Seeing at a Classic Maya Site

A tablet-based relational database is developed, using FileMaker, which provides the ability to simultaneously record specific characteristics of artifacts and features according to two cultural perspectives—modern archaeological understandings and also those of the Classic Maya.

Assembling archaeological pedagogy. A theoretical framework for valuing pedagogy in archaeological interpretation and practice

Abstract Drawing on relational theoretical perspectives in archaeological discourse, this paper considers how we can address the undervaluation of pedagogy and pedagogic research in archaeology.



‘Always momentary, fluid and flexible’: towards a reflexive excavation methodology

Çatalhöyük, on the Konya Plain in south central Anatolia, in the 1960s became the most celebrated Neolithic site of western Asia: huge (21 hectares), with early dates, tightpacked rooms with roof

Artefactual Persons: The Relational Capacities of Persons and Things in the Practice of Excavation

A number of recent theories have argued that archaeological objects and data reflect the social and subjective interpretation of the archaeologists excavating them. These interpretative or

Bridging the Two Cultures – Commercial Archaeology and the Study of Prehistoric Britain

This paper was given at a meeting of the Society held on 12 January 2006 and it discusses the relationship between academic research and developer-funded archaeology in Britain today, highlighting

Writings On Cities

The work of Henri Lefebvre - the only major French intellectual of the post-war period to give extensive consideration to the city and urban life - received considerable attention among both