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Digital Archaeology

A collection of scientific articles about the use of computer applications and digital devices in archaeology in theory and practice.

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Within the whole scope of archaeology, digital archaeology (also known as archaeological computing, archaeological informaticscyberarchaeologye-archaeology, virtual archaeology and so on) can be defined as the use of "future technology to understand past behaviour" (Zubrow 2006, 23). The field of software archaeology (i.e. special studies of legacy software) is treated elsewhere.


E.B.W. Zubrow 2006. “Digital Archaeology. A Historical Context.” In Digital Archaeology. Bridging Method and Theory, edited by T.L. Evans, and P.T. Daly, 8–26. London et al. Routledge.

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The Digital Archaeology Collection on ScienceOpen

 Dominik Hagmann (corresponding) (2017)
This collection on ScienceOpen is meant to provide an overview of state-of-the-art contributions to the wide field of digital archaeology . Digital archaeology deals with the implementation of tools, methods, and theories derived from information and communications technology in archaeology and can thereby be seen as some kind of metascience which correlates to all different subdisciplines in the whole field of archaeology (such as Mesoamerican, classical, or post-medieval archaeology). Within this bibliography, popular articles focusing on this topic as well as highly specialized papers on single aspects are provided, trying to deliver a holistic collection of papers on digital archaeology. The editor continuously tries to keep this collection up to date. Due to technical limitations only journal articles are currently supported.
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