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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 […]
Increasingly, archaeological projects and museums are adapting their data into the digital realm. What are the benefits and challenges related to this change? How can we make better use of digital data? What are our responsibilities in creating, using, and maintaining digital data? In this conversation, the Alexandria Archive and Open Context teams will present […]
We are very happy to welcome Dr. Leigh Anne Lieberman to the AAI / Open Context team as Director of Strategic Partnerships! This is a new position created with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and matching funds from the AAI’s ongoing NEH Challenge Grant. In her role with the AAI / Open […]