Archaeology and the Information Age

Archaeology and the Information Age

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Traditional methods of making archaeological data available are becoming increasingly inadequate. Thanks to improved techniques for examining data from multiple viewpoints, archaeologists are now in a position to record different kinds of data, and to explore that data more fully than ever before. The growing availablility of computer networks and other technologies means that communication should become increasingly available to international archaeologists. Will this result in the democratisation of archaeological knowledge on a global basis? Contributors from Western and Eastern Europe, the Far East, Africa and the Americas seek to answer this and other questions about the way in which modern technology is revolutionising archaeological knowledge.In Japan, 99% of archaeological projects fall into the category of a#39;contract archaeologya#39;, and are carried out prior to the destruction of sites. ... Visualization Computers are also used in Japan to compare the morphologies or the surface designs of potterya€”formerly a manual operation. ... For example, Ozawa (1988) has developed a solid modelling system which he uses to generate high-quality graphicsanbsp;...

Title:Archaeology and the Information Age
Author: Sebastian Rahtz, Paul Reilly
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-09-02

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