Do you love reading? Do you love book clubs or recommendation lists? Do you have an interest in archaeology? If you said “yes” to at least one of these, we’d love your feedback on the first theme of our upcoming data story, Of Mycenaean Men: Public Archaeology Book Club!
We’re looking for readers who run or participate in book clubs to help evaluate our next Data Story. This Data Story is all about the public! So we want people interested in popular science books about data and archaeology but don’t know where to start. Any level of interest is great!
This is the first Data Story in our Aggregative Series and we want to make sure we do this right! Currently, Of Mycenaean Men (OMM) consists of multiple parts. These are a how-to guide for the Data Story (which includes the books in the first theme of OMM “What Are Data?”), a keyword search tutorial to find related archaeological data in Open Context, and a tutorial about working with spreadsheets. For this survey, you’ll only need to read the “How-To” guide. To do that:
- Download the testing materials package here!
- Read the “How-To” guide (including the book entries) and/or watch the included book blurb videos. You don’t need to read the books, just consider if we made them sound like something you’d want to read and reach out if you need help.
- Once you’ve finished, take the evaluation survey here.
The folder includes all the parts of the Data Story. However, OMM’s other parts are optional supplements. We mention them in the guide and they are available in the testing package but they’re not required to evaluate the Data Story. That’s because you can cultivate archaeological data literacy with Of Mycenaean Men: A Public Archaeology Book Club just by exploring the books we recommend!
Lastly, we’ll be adding more books to this Data Story. So if you like the books in the “What Are Data?” theme, make sure to return when we add our other themes. They’ll be “What Is Archaeology” and “What Is The Impact of Archaeological Data on Modern Human Society?”. These round out Of Mycenaean Men so that it can run for a whole year.
We hope you enjoy this first entry into our Aggregative Series. Happy Reading!