Last month, Open Context participated in a forum at the annual Society for American Archaeology conference in Chicago. The forum was called “Completing the data lifecycle: Using DINAA’s, Open Context’s, and tDAR’s online data management tools” but the real focus of the session turned out to be FAIR and CARE data practices. Forum participants, which […]
Reposted from the ARF website: The 2022 ARF Field School application is now open! The UC Berkeley Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) is offering a local, commuter field school from July 5 – August 12, 2022. The ARF Field School is a new project that provides a local archaeological field school for students residing in the Bay Area who are interested in pursuing archaeological careers and therefore […]
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Two weeks from now, I will board a plane and venture out into the big, wide world for the first time in nearly two years. The last place I flew back in February of 2020 was to Tempe to chat about FAIR data in archaeology with the folks at Digital Antiquity.
Archaeology produces a wide variety of data that are documented at different scales and in diverse formats. The data collected during excavation ranges from written descriptions in notebooks to 3D models of trenches to counts of lithic and ceramic types. Subsequent analyses range from thousands of detailed observations on faunal remains, microscopic plant remains, stable […]
The lockdown that began in March 2020 was followed by a lull in professional interactions as we all waited to find out what was next. As it became clear we were not going to travel or meet in person anytime soon, professional societies regrouped, Zoom ramped up, and the Year of Virtual Conferences began. I […]